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Top Stories for Tuesday 10/29

Are America’s Copyright Laws Holding Students Back?
Why reading textbooks are so out-of-date. The Atlantic

LA Wants Deasy to Stay
LA Unified Board says Deasy’s upcoming evaluation will be positive. LA School Report

Teaching in Memphis: Is Memphis the Best City in America to Teach In?
That depends on who you talk to. Hechinger Report

New Jersey Exams Leaked
District cancels testing after anonymous  online leak. The New York Times

What Color Is a Great School?
States experiment with new school grading systems. The Washington Post 

Top Stories for Tuesday 10/22

Nevada Teacher to Be Remembered As a Hero
Middle-school math teacher killed in tragic school shooting. NPR 

Texas Textbooks Boot Creationism
Textbook publishers ignore Texas review panel's suggestions. The Huffington Post

NEW Language-Gap Study Bolsters Push for Pre-K
Follow-up to groundbreaking study shows widening gap. The New York Times

Should Affirmative Action Be Class-Based?
Why schools should consider a shift in policy. The Atlantic

How To: Raise College-Attendance Rates for Low-Income Students
Free resource provides key information on financing for higher ed.

Top Stories for Friday 10/18

Do Charter Schools Need More Oversight?
D.C. funding scandal leads to proposed regulations. The Washington Post

Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are Now Low-Income
What does this mean for schools? The Atlantic

Faulty Logic Behind New School Rating Systems?
New report on A-F system sparks concerns over reforms. Education Week

Testing the Common Core in Tennessee
The struggle to reconcile old and new standards before tests. Hechinger Report

Top Stories for Thursday 10/17

Philly Schools Get $45 Million
Why Gov. Corbett is finally releasing funds. Huffington Post

How Does the Budget Deal Impact Teacher Qualification?
Where Congress’s latest negotiations mean for teachers. Education Week

Study: D.C. Teacher Evaluations Work
Finds rewards and punishments alter performance. The Washington Post

Are NEW Standardized Tests Cheater-Proof?
Smarter Balanced director boasts less risk of cheating by students and teachers. KPCC

Federal Workers Return to a "Mess"
Education Department officials transition back to the job. Politico

Top Stories for Thursday 10/10

San Antonio Launches $248 Million Pre-K Program
Is this sales tax funded program the model of the future? Education Week

The (Not So?) GREAT Teachers and Principals Act
Why some educators are rejecting Congress’s new education act. The Washington Post

Should Charter Schools Pay Rent?
NYC mayoral election fuels free space debate. Education Week

Malala Yousafzai Could Win the Nobel Peace Prize
The 16-year-old girls’ education advocate’s inspiring path. NPR

Are Parents the Problem with School Sports?
A new take on the growing debate over athletics. The Atlantic

Top Stories for Tuesday 10/8

No Adult Left Behind
New OECD skills test shows U.S. adults lag behind Finland, Japan too. Huffington Post

Head Start’s New Benefactor
How Head Start centers are reopening despite government shutdown. Education Week

School Bus Drivers Walk of the Job, Kids Stranded
Boston's latest protest reaches boiling point. The New York Times

The GED Is About to Get Harder and More Expensive
A look at the GED’s “complete overhaul” in 2014. The Atlantic

Testing Debate Takes Center Stage
The 2014 NBC Ed Nation summit’s most heated panel discussion. WNYC

Top Stories for Monday 10/7

What Does School-Safety Training for Cops Look Like?
What you can expect from new security plans for elementary schools.  Huffington Post

Arne Duncan Money Troubles
Will shrinking funds force Duncan to reexamine policies? Education Week

One City’s $88 Million Plan to Send More Kids to College
The city rising above national averages for college enrollment. What's their secret? The Atlantic

Who Should See Student Data?
Superintendent Cynthia Stevenson talks data storage systems, parental concerns. New York Times

LAUSD's Firing Spree
Scandal triggers firing of 127 educators (and 110 resignations). Huffington Post

Top Stories for Thursday 10/3

The Supreme Court’s New Case
Justices to take on Michigan’s preference ban. Education Week

Kids Are Hacking Their School-Issued iPads
Is student hacking a good thing? The Atlantic

Indiana to Stick By School Grades, Despite Scandal
The recent decision to move forward with "changed" grades. Huffington Post

Diane Ravitch Talks Reign of Error
Ravitch's new book is already making waves. The Washington Post

Can You Connect Through Tech?
Technology could improve teacher-student relationships, or not.  Hechinger Report

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