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Virginia to revise student achievement goals

Published on: 
Thu, 08/30/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Virginia intends to revise its new goals for student achievement in public schools, after state and federal officials agreed that those goals did not do enough to narrow the gap between student

ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

Published on: 
Fri, 07/13/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

In the first case of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state of Michigan and a Detroit area school district have failed to adequately educate children, violating

TED offers free video lessons for high school and college students

Published on: 
Tue, 03/13/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Imagine you’re a high school biology teacher searching for the most vivid way to explain electrical activity in the brain.

States should make better use of academic data, study says

Published on: 
Wed, 01/18/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

All 50 states and the District of Columbia have built digital warehouses and filled them with academic data for every public school child, but many states are not adequately sharing the informa

Virtual schools are multiplying, but some question their educational value

Published on: 
Sat, 11/26/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post
A Virginia company leading a national movement to replace classrooms with computers — in which children as young as 5 can learn at home at taxpayer expense — is facing a backlash from critics who are

Study raises questions about virtual schools

Published on: 
Tue, 10/25/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post

As an increasing number of cash-strapped states turn to virtual schools — where computers replace classmates and students learn via the Internet — a new study is raising questions about their quali