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In Past Decade, U.S. Had 57 Times More School Shootings as All Other Major Countries Combined

Do not normalize school shootings as an everyday occurrence caused by too many doors, video games, Ritalin, or other inconsequential things.

CNN reports that the U.S. 105 more words

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Larry Cuban Visits Sal Khan's Innovative Schools in Silicon Valley and Is Impressed

Larry Cuban is usually skeptical about technology but he visited Sal Khan’s experimental schools and came away impressed.

He compared them to John Dewey’s Lab School at the University of Chicago, where age-grading was abandoned and teachers had autonomy. 126 more words

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Montgomery, Alabama: Vote for Larry Lee for School Board

Larry Lee is running for school board in Montgomery, Alabama, on the Republican line. I hope that many people vote for him and elect him. He is passionate about improving schools for all children. 493 more words

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Duncan: Boycott School Until Gun Laws Change

From Politico:

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Former Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan endorsed the notion of pulling all public school children out of school until gun laws change. Duncan’s former aide, Peter Cunningham, tweeted on Friday: “Maybe it’s time for America’s 50 million school parents to simply pull their kids out of school until we have better gun laws.” Duncan said it’s a “brilliant” idea that’s “tragically necessary. 123 more words

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Philadelphia: Project Based Learning and Standardized Tests Don't Mix

This article by Amadou Diallo in The Hechinger Report describes schools in Philadelphia that rely on project based learning rather than standardized testing. Unlike many such articles, it acknowledges the differences between schools with selective admissions and those that accept all applicants. 672 more words

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