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Texas education agency aims to meet demand for support

9/22/2014

  • Waco Tribune-Herald (Texas)

A Texas education service center has received a surge in requests for teacher coaches as schools prepare for new state education standards and assessments. Thirty schools so far have requested coaches… Read More

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Global education news

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UK schools focus on teacher salaries, not class sizes

9/16/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The average class size in primary schools in the United Kingdom is 25 students -- tied for fifth in a review of 33 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Schools in t… Read More

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Texas education board affirms state standards for history classes

9/18/2014

  • TexasTribune.org (Austin)

The Texas State Board of Education voted this week to require teachers to stick with the state's curriculum for all history classes instead of using a new curriculum introduced by the College Board fo… Read More

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Lawmakers, governor express concerns about testing in Ohio

9/21/2014

  • Cincinnati Enquirer (tiered subscription model), The

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, state lawmakers, educators and experts are voicing concerns about an increase in standardized testing. End-of-course exams required for graduation have tripled for incoming fres… Read More

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News in international education

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UK's English-language MOOC viewed in 178 countries

9/16/2014

  • BBC

The British Council's first experiment with massive open online courses has been popular with about 100,000 students signing on for an online English-language course. The course, used in 178 countries… Read More

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Conn. school districts install new technology to increase safety

9/21/2014

  • Record-Journal (Meriden, Conn.)

Four Connecticut districts are increasing security at schools by installing card readers, fingerprint scanners and other technology to control access to buildings. The districts have also installed se… Read More

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Higher education leadership news

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Washington U. implements plan to recruit more low-income students

9/22/2014

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Washington University in in St. Louis, Mo., is working to boost low-income student enrollment from its current 7% to about 13%, a process that could take a decade or longer, officials said. The univer… Read More