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Local Partnerships May Ease Teacher Shortages, CAP Says

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) A new report from the Center of American Progress takes a closer look at the teacher shortage issue occurring across the United States and offers a series of recommendations for how to better handle the situation. The report, “Educator Pipeline at Risk: Teacher Labor Markets After …

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Rapper Common Performs at New York Charter School Rally

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) Thousands of parents, students, and educators were in attendance at a pro-charter school rally in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park earlier in the week, where they were treated to a performance by rapper Common. The rally, organized by the Families for Excellent Schools, was put together in an effort to …

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Question Re-Use Plagues New SAT Exam, Coleman Responds

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The maker of the SAT has recently announced plans to streamline the math questions used on the exams, in addition to reducing the reuse of the exams in an effort to decrease instances of cheating. David Coleman, chief executive of the College Board, said that the company plans …

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Maryland School Decides on Gender Neutral Homecoming

(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons) A Maryland high school is introducing a gender-neutral homecoming court this year to offer students the opportunity to decide for themselves whether they would prefer to be called a “king” or “queen,” regardless of their gender. Students from each grade level at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School …

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Read To Be Ready Promotes Better Literacy Teaching in TN

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) The Tennessee Department of Education has joined with roughly 90 districts in the state to create a network that trains teachers in the best ways to teach children literacy skills. The goal is to get more students reading on grade level, and the Read to be Ready …

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LinkedIn Learning Debuts Over 9,000 Online Courses

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) Popular career-focused social media site LinkedIn has released LinkedIn Learning, an online learning website devoted to teaching people new career skills and helping businesses train their employees. LinkedIn Learning, which launched on September 23, has more than 9,000 courses in subjects like programming skills, writing, and …

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Judge Orders Restroom Access for Ohio Transgender Student

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons) The Highland Local Schools in Morrow County, Ohio challenged President Obama’s transgender bathroom rule this week as a federal judge rejected the move and ordered that the male student who identifies as female be treated “like the girl she is.” According to Julie Carr Smyth of …

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Remedial Education Too Common and Costly, Report Says

(Photo: Pexels, Creative Commons) A recently released report from the Center for American Progress has examined the remedial education system currently in place in the United States, calling it a “black hole” from which students are unlikely to pull themselves out of. The report, “Remedial Education: The Cost of Catching Up,” …

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CA’s Brown Signs Bill to Increase Computer Science Ed

(Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will implement a three-year planning process to increase computer science education across all grade levels in public schools throughout the state. Assembly Bill 2329 will require State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to put …

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