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Will the US Department of Education take your school’s Title 1 funds if you opt your student out of the SBAC? Short answer, no.

There is no federal or state law that requires financial penalties to schools’ Title I funds if parents refuse to allow their children to take the PARCC tests.

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Education Department Terminates Contracts With Five Debt Collectors

The U.S. Department of Education will terminate its relationship with five debt collectors.

This announcement follows numerous complaints about allegedly illegal debt collection practices.

The debt collectors being terminated are Pioneer Credit Recovery, owned by Navient Corporation, formerly known as Sallie Mae, Coast Professional, Enterprise Recovery Systems, National Recoveries and West Asset Management.

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The American Dream, Education, and Poverty

The ideology of meritocracy is key to the American Dream. The word “America” immediately conjures up thoughts of equal opportunity for all. According to Johnson, “the American Dream promises that our system functions as a meritocracy… people get ahead or behind based on what they earn and deserve rather than what circumstances they were born into” (20). 507 more words

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Let's Talk About 'Hysteria'

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

 

“We’ve GOT to make noises in greater amounts!  

So, open your mouth, lad!  For every voice counts!”

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Bill and Wendy Full Show 01-23-15

Bill and Wendy talk with US Undersecretary of Education Ted Mitchell, Comedian Jimmy Shubert, TV Film Editor Rick Bentley, and more.

http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/BWFullShow012315.mp3

Bill Leff And Wendy Snyder

US Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell

Bill and Wendy talk with Ted Mitchell about President Obama’s plan to make the first 2 years of community college free.

http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/billandwendy/TeddMitchell1232015.mp3

Bill Leff And Wendy Snyder

No Child Left Behind Reauthorization - ADD YOUR VOICE TODAY

Peter Greene over at Curmudgucation remains my favorite education blogger because of his incisive ability to cut through the crap and point out what’s important. My only concern, however, is that because he writes so much excellent content, sometimes some of his most critical messages get lost in the shuffle. 2,384 more words

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