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August 24, 2016 – Education Week
 Several education advocacy groups have harshly criticized an FBI website designed to prevent the spread of "violent extremism" in American schools, saying it will harm the schools and students it's targeting.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
 Virtual schools that are operated by states and districts fall under the same mandates as brick-and-mortar schools when it comes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, says new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
 The Florida education department and six school districts asked a federal judge last week to take over a lawsuit that challenges the state law preventing some students from being promoted to the 4th grade.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
 Michael Sentance, an education consultant from Massachusetts, will become Alabama's superintendent of education.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
 Michigan's School Reform Office plans to make aggressive moves this coming school year to rid the state of failing schools—putting chronically low-performing ones on notice that they might be closed by next June.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  The Tennessee education department has been quietly moving to seize financial-management functions of the state's Achievement School District because of what officials say is "financial mismanagement" at the agency responsible for turning around failing public schools.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  The South Carolina sheriff's department whose school-based officer drew headlines when he violently arrested a student last year has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, under which it will set new policies and provide extensive training to deputies who work in 60 schools in three districts.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  The president of the Arizona board of education resigned his post last week as a result, he said, of an ongoing feud with the state's elected schools chief, Diane Douglas.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  A Tennessee officer accidentally fired a live round from his weapon during a drill at a middle school.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  An article in the Aug. 3, 2016, issue of Education Week about principals' role in the Every Student Succeeds Act incorrectly identified the organization Amanda Karhuse works for.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  Seymour Papert, an education technology and artificial-intelligence research pioneer whose theories augured both today's digital learning and maker-education movements, died July 31. He was 88.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
  At a time when regional teacher shortages and high turnover rates are rife in school systems, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute may offer some explanation: The gap between U.S. teachers' pay and that of comparable workers is greater than ever before.
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