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Top Stories for Thursday 5/1

How a Top-Performing Country Handles Tech
Singapore uses tech to encourage collaboration. Hechinger Report

Google Stops Scanning
Google announces the halting of storing student emails. Education Week

Overdoing Test Prep?
NYC chancellor promised pull back but has anything changed? The New York Times

2014 National Teacher of the Year
Sean McComb of Maryland announced the winner. The Washington Post

Charter vs. Public Funding
Report shows charter schools receive less, is the gap unfair? Huffington Post

Virginia Extends In-State Tuition
Children of illegal immigrants will qualify. The New York Times

Top Stories for Thursday 4/17

How Will The New SAT Test Vocab?
The redesigned SAT will focus on ‘high utility’ words. What exactly does that mean?

Choosing Sides At Northwestern
Last month’s vote to allow a union causes friction. The New York Times

Opposing Views on Teacher Tenure
Calif. case outcome could become example for other states. The New York Times

Common Core Aligned With Cognitive Issues
Field tests for students with disabilities administered. Education Week

Indiana Rushes to Make New Deadline
First state to drop Common Core to approve new standards. The Huffington Post

Pay It Forward Tuition
New idea could allow students to go to college for free. NPR

Top Stories for Wednesday 3/12

Will the Common Core Spell the End of the Letter Grade?
How standards-based grading could revolutionize assessment. The Atlantic

NYC Building Collapses
Middle school shaken by nearby explosion. The New York Times

School Lunches Transformed
How one fed up parent is making big change. Education Week

Charter School Supporters Aren't Giving Up
Thousands protested De Blasio’s decision in Albany. Education Week

Foreign Students Struggle in Universities
American colleges try to keep foreign students enrolled. The New York Times

Are For-Profit Schools Taking Advantage of Students?
States work to correct for-profit school oversights. Hechinger Report

Top Stories for Tuesday 2/11

Superintendents Speak-Up on ESEA Renewal Plan
Large-district supers pressure Congress to act. Education Week

Tennessee Teacher Evaluations: A Step Too Far?
Teachers push back against Race to the Top promises. The Huffington Post

Good News for Snowed-Out Schools?
Harvard study says snow days don’t hurt student achievement. The Washington Post

Survey Zeros-In on College-K12 Disconnect
Why higher ed and K-12 administrators need to work together. Hechinger Report

Cuomo Accuses NY Officials of Diluting Teacher Reviews
Gov. continues to push new teacher evaluation system. The New York Times

2014: Is This Year a Game-Changer?
What upcoming elections may mean for your school. Education Week

Common Core: It’s Working
How one school implemented the new standards successfully. Hechinger Report

Top Stories for Monday 12/2

New Tests…for Teachers
After two-years of piloting, new performance-based licensing test rolls out. Education Week

Tea Party to Gov. Scott Walker: Say Goodbye to CCSS 
Common Core critics ask Walker to “be the hero in this story.” Huffington Post

LAUSD Teachers Rate iPad Rollout
Admins give the project mixed reviews. Los AngelesTimes

Are You Double Testing Students?
15 states seek waivers to reduce testing. Education Week

Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution
How to re-engineer your cafetaria to be green. The New York Times

Why Geniuses Don't Need Gifted Ed
Jay Mathews says these students are best in regular classes. The Washington Post

Top Stories for Tuesday 11/26

5 Unanswered Questions in Federal Grant Data
SIG program report may be missing key components. Education Week

Texas Board Flags Bio Textbook Over Evolution Concerns
Delays approval over concerns it presents evolution as fact. The New York Times

Report: 3 Ways Districts Can Fund Special Education
Proposes locally based strategies in absence of federal reform. The Huffington Post

Lessons From Philly: Experimenting with Hybrid Schools
What Philly can teach us about education reform strategies. NPR

Common (Core) Tutoring
Tutoring firms get in the business of Common Core. The Washington Post

Top Stories for Monday 11/25

SIG Report: Why Are Some Schools Getting Worse?
Two-thirds of schools getting grants improve; others regress. The Huffington Post

de Blasio's Upcoming Ed Decisions
Let the lobbying begin. GothamSchools

Pearson's New Global Ed Strategy
Learning before profits, company says. The Washington Post

Beyond Minecraft: Games for Learning
6 other games of building and exploration to use in classrooms. Mindshift

Should Colleges Have More Tests?
Frequent quizzes can boost attendance and learning. The New York Times

Top Stories for Wednesday 11/20

Miami Lawmakers File Bill for Gender-Specific Classrooms
Why two legislators are pushing for gender-separate schools. Huffington Post

Just in Time: NY to Shorten Standardized Tests
Following low scores new tests will have fewer questions. WNYC

Massachusetts Won’t Require PARCC Tests in 2015
Plan to take PARCC for “test drive” before committing. Education Week

How Course Selection Is Shaping Student Life
Research shows friendships are formed in the classroom. The Atlantic

Graphing Poverty in the Classroom
How income impacts students’ test scores in four graphs. The Huffington Post

Top Stories for Tuesday 11/19

Duncan Under Fire for "Clumsy Phrasing"
"White suburban moms" comment causes uproar. The Washington Post

Great Teachers Vs. Class Size: What’s the Secret?
Report suggests excellent instructors trump small class sizes. The Atlantic

Kentucky’s Core May Be Headed to Court
Activist files lawsuit challenging the Common Core in KY. Education Week

Obama to Unveil New $100 Million Competition for High Schools
The goal? To find improve college and career readiness. The Wall Street Journal

What’s the Goal of the Honor Roll?
Why one mom is demanding her son be removed from the list. The Huffington Post

Top Stories for Wednesday 11/13

Should the Public Have Access to Teacher Data?
Florida court rules evaluation data is a public record. Education Week

“Don’t Send Your Child to School Day”
Common Core protesters plan skip day. The Huffington Post

Philly Schools See Cash in Old Classrooms
Struggling school district plans to sell shuttered schools. The New York Times

Why Isn’t Harvard Training More Teachers?
Harvard seniors apply to TFA in droves but few study education. The Atlantic

First Lady Kicks Off Education Initiative
Shares her story to inspire teens to go to college. The Washington Post

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