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Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program

Washington Report - February 2, 2018 - 9:09am
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibility for school districts to create equitable, student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "This is a great opportunity for local district leaders to put students first," said Secretary DeVos. "Instead of relying on complex federal rules to allocate funds, local leaders can use this flexibility to match funds—local, State or Federal—to the needs of students."

U.S. Department of Education Personnel Announcement

Washington Report - January 31, 2018 - 9:48am
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Education announced today one new hire and additional personnel announcements:

Statement from Secretary DeVos on President Trump's State of the Union Address

Washington Report - January 30, 2018 - 10:59pm
Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement at the conclusion of President Donald J. Trump's first State of the Union address: "America must do better to prepare our students for success in the 21st century economy. I join the President in calling on Congress to act in the best interest of students and expand access to more education pathways."

U.S. Department of Education Launches New English Learner Data Story

Washington Report - January 29, 2018 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Education launched a new interactive web page dedicated to data on English Learner students (ELs).

Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

Current Issues In Education - September 30, 2015 - 5:33am

The Duponts in Louisiana loved their mutt Melvin so much they jumped at the chance to replicate him. Melvin is gone now, but he has left behind two clones, Ken and Henry.

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National Governors Association, Teachers Unions to Congress: Finish Work on NCLB

Current Issues In Education - September 29, 2015 - 1:31pm
The push comes just days after Speaker John Boehner, an original architect of NCLB, said he plans to resign.

National Governors Association to Congress: Finish Work on NCLB

Current Issues In Education - September 29, 2015 - 12:02pm
The push comes just days after Speaker John Boehner, an original architect of NCLB, said he plans to resign.

John Boehner Leaves a Serious Education Legacy

Current Issues In Education - September 29, 2015 - 9:15am
John Boehner, a chief architect of No Child Left Behind, made a significant mark on education policy.

What Boehner's Resignation Means for NCLB Rewrite

Current Issues In Education - September 28, 2015 - 3:45pm
The House speaker was a principal architect of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Experiment Shows 'Mind Reading' a Real Possibility

Current Issues In Education - September 23, 2015 - 1:00pm
Translating thoughts into electrical signals sent over the Internet allowed two people to communicate

James Patterson to receive honorary National Book Award

Current Issues In Education - September 23, 2015 - 10:20am
NEW YORK (AP) — James Patterson, the best-selling author and tireless advocate for books and literacy, is receiving an honorary National Book Award.

How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

Current Issues In Education - September 22, 2015 - 6:03am

In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.

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How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

Current Issues In Education - September 22, 2015 - 6:03am

In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.

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Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Current Issues In Education - September 18, 2015 - 5:53am

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?

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Coding Class, Then Naptime: Computer Science For The Kindergarten Set

Current Issues In Education - September 18, 2015 - 5:53am

New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?

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