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Top Stories for Wednesday 4/2

Cyber Attacks: The Latest Testing Controversy
Kansas suspends state tests following repeated cyber strikes. EdWeek

U.S. Students Are Strong Problem Solvers
Global standardized tests reveal nations’ strengths. NYtimes

Which Children Face Barriers to Success?
Study reveals groups with the biggest disadvantages. HuffPost

Will Pre-K Work?
The political obstacles have been cleared, but will it help? Hechinger

Entrepreneurship for Academia
Student leaves prestigious education for tech company. WashPost

Are Employers Asking for SAT scores?
Your SAT score might be on your resume. NYtimes

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 Tuesday 1/28

State of the Union: Obama Expected to Address PreK
Expansion of PreK programs will be part of “year of action.” NPR

Do Tenure Laws Fail Students?
California’s landmark teacher tenure trial begins. Hechinger Report

Should the Federal Govt. Fund School Choice?
GOP proposal positions choice as answer to inequality. The Washington Post

Student-Date Breaches Raise Alarm
Recent trouble and public outrage have led to action. Education Week

D.C. Teacher of the Year to Attend State of the Union
Kathy Hollowell-Makle will be Michelle Obama’s guest. The Washington Post

Top Stories for Thursday 1/16

Congress Gets Graded on Education
NEA assigns letter grades for every member of Congress. The Washington Post

America’s Textbooks Outranking America’s Students
U.S. math textbooks deemed ‘more rigorous’ than South Korea’s. The Atlantic

Teach for America is Expanding
New program aims to help alumni find civic-leadership roles. Education Week

The NYC DOE Wants to Talk Facebook
DOE releases nine-page social media guide for students. The Huffington Post

2 Injured in Shooting at New Mexico School
Middle school student opened fire, struck two students. The New York Times 

Top Stories for Tuesday 1/14

Congress to Lose Major Education Reform Advocate
Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) to retire. Education Week

School Violence Lands More Than 90,000 a Year in the ER
Study unveils continued school safety issues. NBC News

Judge Approves End of Arkansas Desegregation Funds
Payments will continue through the 2017-18 school year. The New York Times

What Will Universal PreK Look Like in New York?
Ambitious—but ambiguous—plans from de Blasio and Cuomo. Hechinger Report

Jay Mathews Takes on Diane Ravitch
Disagree, maybe. Listen? Absolutely. The Washington Post

Top Stories for Thursday 12/12

Should Computer Science Be Mandatory?
CPS adds subject to its K-12 core curriculum. The Huffington Post 

Head Start Gets Its Funding Back
Federal budget deal partially restores cut funds. EdSource

How To: Stop Cheating for Good
New book proposes model to eliminate cheating. The Atlantic

RoboKind Wins Top Innovator Award
Autism therapy program lauded at SIIA Forum. Digital Journal

Are Charter Schools Out of Control?
1 in 20 public school students now attend charter schools. Huffington Post

Budget Deal Could Offer Schools Relief From Sequestration
Plan would enable federal lawmakers to boost spending. Education Week

Do Schools Overlook Girls Who Aren’t College-Bound?
Parents worry trade courses cater to boys. NPR

Introducing the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program
Program will recognize 100 tech-savvy educators. BusinessWire

Dell Announces Its First Chromebook
The Dell Chromebook 11 is designed for schools. CNET

Top Stories for Tuesday 12/10

Are Training Programs Dropping the Ball on Classroom Management?
Study finds schools not addressing effective strategies. The Atlantic

What PISA Scores Can Tell Us About Preschool
How top OECD countries approach early childhood education. The Washington Post

Remembering Newtown
Reflections from people connected to the tragic shooting. Associated Press

British Invasion: Will Cambridge’s Conquer APs?
Cambridge International Exams on the rise. Education Week

Elizabeth Warren Warns DOE
Dept. shouldn't be "lapdog" for student loan companies, she says. Huffington Post

Top Stories for Tuesday 12/03

American Schools vs. The World
PISA results shed light on state of U.S. education. The Atlantic

Are American Teenagers Getting Worse at Math?
Drop in Americans’ math scores suggests schools are falling behind. TIME

Breaking Away: Virginia Wants Separate PISA Results
Requests state-level results for 2015 tests. The Washington Post

Why Zero Tolerance Policies May Be Gone for Good
Mounting evidence leads to dramatic policy changes. The New York Times

Are Expensive Textbooks a Thing of the Past?
Legislation introduced in Congress could mean free college textbooks. Huffington Post

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

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