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September 30, 2014 - Education Week
 What U.S. states expect students to know varies widely and often falls short of international standards for learning, a new report from the American Institutes for Research shows.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
 A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that there may be some upside to the No Child Left Behind Act's much-maligned accountability system.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
 Snow days may soon be a thing of the past in Pennsylvania.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
 A national survey finds that more than half of parents with children in grades K-8 acknowledged they aren't up to the task of helping their children with homework.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
 Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a $600 million effort last week to enroll girls in secondary schools around the globe.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  Lily Eskelsen García, the head of the largest national teachers' union, says beating Gov. Scott Walker is the organization's top priority in the upcoming Wisconsin election.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  The Los Angeles Unified School District has paid $3.75 million to settle a lawsuit with the vendor of a software system designed to track attendance, grades, schedules, and other student data, officials said.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  The superintendent of the Neshaminy district in Pennsylvania has suspended the Neshaminy High School newspaper's editor-in-chief for a month and its faculty adviser for two days for refusing to use the word "Redskins."
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  A federal appeals court has ruled that a California district violated Title IX because one of its high schools provided unequal athletics-participation opportunities for girls and retaliated against the girls' softball coach by firing him soon after the sex-discrimination claim was filed.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  New York City has been ordered to provide high schools with enough librarians to meet state regulations.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  After 10 years of skirting federal employment laws, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity is faced with losing 26 foreign-language teachers, which could threaten programs at nearly two dozen middle and high schools overseas if qualified replacements can't be found.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who has been a prominent voice on school discipline policies, announced his resignation last week. He plans to leave office as soon as a successor can be appointed.
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