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New Texas Textbooks Appear to Minimize Slavery as Civil War Issue

K-12 Schools - Education News

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.

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

The Hechinger Report

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.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

The Hechinger Report

About one-third of applications were either unavailable for review or failed to include clear numerical academic goals. Educational consultant and former state board member Leslie Jacobs on why charters may have had difficulty reaching projected goals.