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Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:43 p.m. In eyes of the law, nearly all Snohomish County schools ‘failing’ OLYMPIA � Students in Washington public schools are doing as well as they ever have...
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Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is digging himself into a deep hole, and he’s pulling public school students, their teachers and their parents in with him.He needs to stop.At first, it...
2014/08/27 14:45
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Updated, 6:47 p.m.: Pressed to explain why the state had delayed a transition away from lower passing standards on state exams, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told state lawmakers...
2014/08/27 13:52
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A legislative open-records request sent last week to school districts has some superintendents wondering how to comply, and has skeptics asking whether the request is politically...
2014/08/27 13:42
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Senators grill education commissioner over low STAAR passing standards State Education Commissioner Michael Williams came under fire from members of the Senate Education Committee Tuesday over his...
2014/08/26 18:59
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Senate Education Committee Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) and Senate Government Operations Committee Chairman Mike Bell (R-Riceville) have called on the Tennessee State Board of Education to...
2014/08/25 22:34
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Seeking to secure votes from parents and the tea party faithful, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called for a review of Florida’s controversial new education benchmarks and a “thorough investigation of all...
2014/08/24 19:12
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Different career pathways for different studentsDifferent career pathways for different students When it comes to preparing students for college and the careers looming in their futures, Jose V....
2014/08/23 17:18
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From Aug. 27-29, business, industry, financial and political leaders from throughout the Mountain State will gather for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business...
2014/08/22 22:31
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In The Region:The Ohio House is preparing to conduct a second week of hearings on a controversial proposal to repeal the Common Core, the standards created by education experts from around the...
2014/08/20 07:57
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This week we mourn the passing of one of Vermont�s true public servants � Jim Jeffords. For many, he rose to prominence through his decision to become an independent. For those close to him, he will...
2014/08/20 01:37
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Federal education officials have decided Florida does not know best when it comes to school accountability and English-language learners. State legislators, supported by educators and advocates,...
2014/08/19 11:53
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Ohio lawmakers, educators debate Common Core standards Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, is concerned about changing the Common Core standards. The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and...
2014/08/18 06:46
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It’s been just over five years since the Canyons School District officially began operations of the Jordan School District, of which it had previously been a part. There are many lessons to be learned...
2014/08/15 04:31
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Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni is frustrated. The Democrat from Boardman near Youngstown says in the last two sessions of the General Assembly, he has proposed three bills that he says would...
2014/08/14 08:24
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MARIETTA — The Cobb School District won’t likely stay part of the “status quo” after this school year. Under state law, all public school systems are required to choose if they are going to remain a...
2014/08/14 06:02
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A federal grand jury has joined the list of government entities investigating Corinthian Colleges Inc., though the scope of its probe is unclear. Corinthian, the Santa Ana-based owner of for-profit...
2014/08/13 07:58
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Doyle: Why the Battle of Bennington matters On Aug. 16, Vermont will celebrate the Battle of Bennington. Edward Conant in his �History of Vermont� said the battle was �the first of a series that led...
2014/08/10 13:34
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Usually a quiet race, the state superintendent primary election has heated up with a slate of candidates in each party vying for the spot. Republican incumbent John Huppen­thal will face former...
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Former Michigan governor John Engler. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Charter schools were originally conceived as centers of experimentation and innovation where educators could try new approaches...
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