OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

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In 2003, the high court upheld the affirmative action admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School ’s Grutter v. As such, colleges and universities that use race-conscious admissions must meet several requirements. Last week, the idea of a potential move by the U.S.

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

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Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Digital Promise

Schools that foster trust among parents, teachers, and school leaders are more likely to see academic improvement than schools that do little or fail to foster trust ( Bryk and Schneider, 2003 ). In a randomized controlled experiment of 78 secondary school teachers and 2,237 students, MTP-S improved teacher-student interactions and increased students’ performance on standardized tests by nine percentile points (Allen et al., This article originally appeared on Edutopia.

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How Being Part of a ‘House’ Within a School Helps Students Gain A Sense of Belonging

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The attachments formed tend to be so significant that alumni, upon meeting one another, frequently ask, “What college were you?”. Teachers within the same house meet on a regular basis to discuss needs of students. 30, 2016 was a big day for Lake Canyon Elementary.

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

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Students who share racial and/or gender characteristics with their teachers tend to report higher levels of personal effort, happiness in class, feeling cared for, student-teacher communication, post-secondary motivation, and academic engagement.”.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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In 2003, the Gates Foundation gave RISC $5.8 Nellie Mae passed on the money to the Portland-based Great Schools Partnership, which used it to coordinate The New England Secondary School Consortium, a coalition advocating for proficiency-based diplomas, among other things.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

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With people of color expected to make up a quarter of the state’s population by 2035, these gaps represent an economic threat to Minnesota; unless more residents get to and through college, there won’t be enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that require a post-secondary degree or certificate. “[O]ur To reach the state’s target, another 131,400 Minnesotans — two-thirds of them people of color—must earn a post-secondary credential. “As

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

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8, 2003. To be sure, ongoing ill will over NCLB influenced the bitter, drawn-out negotiations over the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which became ESSA (NCLB was also a reauthorization of the 1965 act).

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

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“I wouldn’t have been able to use that strategy at the secondary level,” she said. So in 2015, Butler and her colleagues decided to repeat the study they’d done in 2003.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

According its January 2017 report, the FCC’s modernization push enabled some 77% of school districts to meet the minimum federal connectivity targets by the end of 2016; just 30% had met those requirements in 2013. The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that CIPA does not violate the Constitution.