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Report: As schools heighten security, student victimization declines

April 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado marks the first of several major school shootings that transformed the conversation around safety and security. Since Columbine, fears seem to have intensified, especially in light of subsequent tragedies, including those […]


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Washington district latest to eliminate librarians

April 18, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As school districts prioritize their budget needs for the coming year, there is a temptation to cut school librarian positions or reduce them to part-time status as some school districts are doing. The decision in SPS also comes as President […]


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Analysis: Teachers more likely to strike in lowest-paid districts, states

April 16, 2019

Via: Education Dive

While last year’s actions by teachers took place at the state level, there is a mixture this year of both state and local-level strikes. And some upcoming rallies and walkouts are planned in districts and states not on the lists […]


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Florida district leader pleads for storm recovery funds

April 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Сalling on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, state lawmakers and leaders in Congress for help, Bay District Schools Superintendent Bill Husfelt pleaded Thursday for financial relief to help the Panhandle district recover from Hurricane Michael. Joined by school board members, county […]


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Report: Higher ed corruption is a global problem

April 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Issues with corruption varied around the world, but no geographical area was immune to it, according to CHEA/CIQG’s study. The recent alleged admissions bribery scandal lighting up the higher ed world should make clear, if it wasn’t already, that the […]


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Computer-based testing bugs bite schools again

April 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Last year, several states reported problems with their computer-based testing systems. For example, Tennessee’s schools suffered problems with its testing system following an alleged cyberattack that turned out to be a combination of bugs in Questar’s software and a slow […]


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As Celebs Hit Court in Bribe Case, One Parent to Plead Guilty

April 4, 2019

Via: Education Week

A packaged-food entrepreneur from California became the first of the 33 parents charged in the college bribery scandal to agree to plead guilty, disclosing the deal Wednesday as Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in court along with […]


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Success with student outcomes wins 2 Florida community colleges Aspen Prize

April 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The Aspen Institute singled out the two award winners for accomplishments that often rank among the top priorities of community colleges across the country, including mapping clear pathways for students to transfer to a four-year institution, providing supports to help […]


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West Virginia joins around 20 states offering free college

April 2, 2019

Via: Education Dive

State-level free college programs have taken shape throughout the country in recent years. While their features vary, some say they don’t go far enough to cover the full suite of costs associated with attending college — including transportation, rent and […]


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California legislators propose college admissions reform

April 1, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Although the alleged scheme by a college admissions consultant and a few dozen parents to buy seats for their children at elite universities relied on largely illegal means, it pointed out areas in the admissions process ripe for exploitation. Among […]