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Help Teens by Helping them before they become High School Dropout

In a recent Wall Street Journal article by Jonathan House, companies in Carrollton, Ga. And several European companies with operations in the US are working with a few local school districts to replicate an apprenticeship program for high school dropouts. 433 more words

How the Ferguson Police Chief can Reduce Michael Brown Shooting Racial Tension

In recent Wall Street Journal article, by Mark Peters and Ben Kesling, the authors emphasize that racial tensions in Ferguson Missouri have existed for decades. Organizations that have attempted to reduce racial tension include… 361 more words

Michigan gets nearly $640,000 for test takers - Education Week

LANSING, Mich. AP — The Michigan Department of Education is getting more nearly $640,000 from the federal government to help low-income students take Advanced Placement and other exams.The funding announced this week by the U.S. 94 more words

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U.S. Reviews of Standards, Tests Enter New Phase - Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education is on the verge of releasing the first draft of new guidance on the peer-review process for standards and tests, a document that could exert a powerful influence on how states set academic expectations.Little known outside the assessment world, the process is wonky and technical. 110 more words

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Indiana's controversial high school transfer rules draw scrutiny

Eron Gordon wasn’t the first transfer ruled ineligible by the Indiana High School Athletic Association and certainly won’t be the last.

But the IHSAA’s determination that Gordon, a junior basketball star, transferred from North Central to Cathedral for athletic reasons opened the door for many to question how the organization arrives at its decisions regarding transfers. 2,965 more words

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NCLB No Child Left Behind | Diane Ravitch's blog

This is a good news story about a state commissioner of education who stood up and said, with quiet determination, that the emperor has no clothes.That state commissioner is Rebecca Holcombe of Vermont. 146 more words

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Legal Clips » U.S. Dept. of Education issues guidance on use of student data

The new site, http://familypolicy.ed.gov, is aimed at being more user-friendly to help school officials, parents, and students find the information they are seeking. In the coming months, the Department will post decision letters from prior complaints handled by FPCO, which administers the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act FERPA. 137 more words

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