New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

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Residential facilities in Pennsylvania are doing an inadequate job of educating foster children in their care, according to a new report from Children’s Rights and the Education Law Center. It also cites lack of compliance with special education laws and other concerns.

New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

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The writing of this description is in a deliberate order which puts slavery in a secondary role in causing the conflict , say some members of the state board of education. Stern, a historian who reviewed state standards for the conservative-leaning Thomas B.

Detroit Charter Schools Face Uneven Progress, Some Closures

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Over the past months, the school has suffered financial problems and community concerns about academic performance. The move was made to improve academic achievement, but instead it led to higher costs. Only 7% of third graders at Allen Academy were proficient on the standardized tests.

Ohio shutting down its clearinghouse for online lessons

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Since 2007, an online clearinghouse has helped Ohio educators choose well-designed online lessons from a vast marketplace of products and has made them available free. Its funding support, through the state Education and Higher Education departments, has disappeared.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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When Mary Fair became a teacher in 2012, her classes often contained a mix of special education students and general education students. The need for teachers who have both the knowledge and the ability to teach special education students is more critical today than ever before.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, briefs President Barack Obama for an interview in the Oval Office July 22, 2009. Related: Senate committee approves Betsy DeVos, ‘thoughtless proponent of the privatization of American education. Department of Education.