US Department of Education

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Name: US Department of Education
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Newark, N.J., schools probed after claims of race discrimination

NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it was investigating complaints that a plan to reorganize public schools in Newark, New Jersey, discriminates against black students. ... [Published Reuters: U.S. - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Dept of Education encourages colleges to experiment with flexible credit systems

As a part of President Barack Obama’s push to make college more affordable, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will launch a new initiative to test innovative practices aimed at providing nontraditional, low-income and struggling ... [Published PBS - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Texas needs extra year for new teacher evaluations

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - 6 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

ATPE applaudes Commissioner's decision to seek extension of NCLB waiver and evaluation pilot

Association of Texas Professional EducatorsNews ReleaseAUSTIN, Texas — For several months, the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) has been fighting to prevent the hasty implementation of a new state teacher evaluation system that has not ... [Published KFDM-TV - 7 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 3 reports

Rift between Glenda Ritz, state education board widens 13 days ago

Gov. Mike Pence and Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz lead the Indiana Education Roundtable meeting at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis on Monday, June 23, 2014. (Photo: Anna Reed/The Star, Anna Reed/The Star)The divide between ... [Published Lafayette Journal & Courier - 8 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Washburn seeks more time to respond to federal investigation on alleged sexual assault

_ University spokeswoman Amanda Hughes says Washburn’s attorney requested an extension of the July 31 deadline to submit its sexual assault policies and procedures to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.KSNT-TV reports the school ... [Published Lawrence Journal-World - 9 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

Computer errors invalidate Nebraska writing exam scores

Dive Brief: Nebraska officials have deemed the writing scores of this year's eighth and 11th graders invalid due to a bevy of computer malfunctions during February's testing window.The spoiled exam scores will not be included in the annual  State of ... [Published Education Dive - 10 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Should standardized testing have a heavy weight on teacher evaluations?

Governor Christie has reduced the weight of standardized test scores on teacher evaluations from 30 percent to 10 percent.Flickr User US Department of EducationMany argue that when too much importance is placed on standardized test scores, teachers focus ... [Published New Jersey 101.5 - 13 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

ECC to offer new network support tech. program

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - There is something new to study at Erie Community College. The school is introducing a new network support technology certificate program Wednesday. It couldn’t come at a better time.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ... [Published WIVB - 15 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Administration Honors U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awardees; Announces Second Annual Best Practices Tour

White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mark Schaefer joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools ... [Published ED.gov - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Department of Education Expands Innovation in Higher Education through the Experimental Sites Initiative

As part of the President and Vice President’s new actions to provide more Americans with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for in-demand jobs, today, the Department is announcing a new round of “experimental sites” (ex-sites) that will ... [Published ED.gov - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 3 reports

State must tell parents which schools are failing

, 12:01 a.m.OLYMPIA — The U.S. Department of Education on Monday rebuffed an attempt by Washington to keep from sending letters to parents telling them their child attends a failing public school. State schools chief Randy Dorn asked the agency to exempt ... [Published HeraldNet - Jul 22 2014]

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"We can confirm that the Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether the Newark Public Schools’ enactment of the 'One Newark' plan at the end of the 2013-2014 school year discriminates against black students on the basis of race" an Education Department spokesman said in a statement
"There needs to be more conversation about how we best balance between accountability and support for public schools" Adkins said Wednesday
...She got involved by volunteering at her kids’ school, Mark Twain Elementary . She says at lunchtime, she was "shocked to find all the trash from lunch went into one trash can!"  She got parents, teachers and the principal to start a recycling program, reducing the school’s trash almost immediately by 85 percent...
"It's a good step, but any feedback the commissioner is going to get in this short time will certainly echo what teachers have said all along, that bogus value-added measures are no way to evaluate teachers, and in fact, misusing test scores for evaluations will drive teachers away from the profession" she said

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For-profit school company BioHealth College Inc., which operates four Bryman College campuses in California, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It wasn’t immediately clear Monday what would happen as a result of the Chapter 11 filing. However, ...
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As more governors enact legislation to remove their states from the controversial Common Core standards, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) said Thursday he will ask his state’s attorney general to reexamine Utah’s adoption of them in 2010, including any ...
UConn Settles Sexual Assault Lawsuit [Published TIME.com - Jul 18 2014]
STORRS, Conn— The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The bulk of the settlement, $900,000, will go to a former UConn hockey ...
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