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Federal guidelines aim to ensure racial equality in schools

10/2/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education has released guidelines to help school districts curb racial inequality pertaining to student achievement. Steps include ensuring all student… Read More

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Global education news

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Effort in New Zealand seeks to provide students with digital skills

9/29/2014

  • Stuff (New Zealand)

Students and their families in a New Zealand community are petitioning officials to invest in take-home technology to close the digital divide between low-income students and their more affluent peers… Read More

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Group seeks to add civics test to graduation requirements

9/22/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Recent research shows that American adults may be lacking in their knowledge of basic civics. A national campaign called the Civics Education Initiative is seeking to get all states to add the U.S. na… Read More

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Education news for teachers

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Teachers learn best from real PD experiences, educator writes

10/1/2014

  • Center for Teaching Quality

Real experiences are the best teachers and should be part of professional development, educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. She shares some of her observations on what effective workshops an… Read More

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News in international education

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Australian teacher-training programme includes wages for students

9/30/2014

  • EducationHQ

The University of Melbourne in Australia is launching a course designed to make studying for teaching careers more accessible to working professionals. Under the programme, which launches in November,… Read More

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Record $17.5B in funding sought by Fla. education board

10/1/2014

  • WFSU-FM (Tallahassee, Fla.)

The Florida State Board of Education is asking state lawmakers for a record $17.5 billion K-12 budget for next year. The budget proposal increases per-pupil spending by $232 to $7,176. The plan also c… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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U. of S.C. expected to begin construction on new Hilton Head campus

10/1/2014

  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

Construction of a new campus on Hilton Head Island for the University of South Carolina Beaufort could begin by 2016 and be completed by 2017, according to university officials. The town is expected t… Read More