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September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 The Institute of Education Sciences last week rolled out a new version of its What Works Clearinghouse intended to help school leaders search for more specific research on programs that might satisfy the school improvement provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 Lawyers representing Detroit schoolchildren filed a lawsuit last week against Gov. Rick Snyder and other state officials in what they're calling the country's first federal case that pushes for literacy as a right under the U.S. Constitution.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 The U.S. Department of Education is releasing a $71 million grant to Ohio to help high-performing charter schools, but with strings attached.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 Investigators say they're puzzled by the significant amount of mercury found at a Las Vegas school, days after a few dribbles of the neurotoxin were first discovered and forced more than a thousand students into a quarantine that lasted overnight.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
 The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  California schools have agreed under a federal settlement to ensure language education for 1.4 million students who are designated as English-language learners.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  Testing for lead in drinking water at some Minnesota schools hasn't been done since the late 1990s, despite a state health recommendation that it take place every five years.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  The International Society for Technology in Education and its CEO, Brian Lewis, have parted ways, the organization announced last week, in an unexpected leadership change at the top of the prominent ed-tech organization.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  More than a dozen Texas teachers and administrators say they delayed or denied special education to students with disabilities in order to stay below the benchmark state officials set for the number of students who should get such services.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for refusing to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" in protest of what he perceived to be racial inequalities and injustices in the United States. The incident has inspired similar protests by a number of high school students.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  Michigan's board of education last week approved voluntary guidelines that urge schools to create an inclusive environment for LGBT students, including by letting transgender students use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
  As college-application season ramps up once again, an annual survey of college-admissions officers reiterates an important message for high school students who are worried about their SAT or ACT scores: The classes you take and the grades you earn are far more important than your test scores.
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