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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 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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