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July 20, 2016 – Education Week
 Jerome Seymour Bruner, one of the primary drivers of the "cognitive revolution" in psychology in the 1960s and an active scholar, died June 5. He was 100.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
 From 1979 to 2013, the growth in corrections spending by states and localities rose by 324 percent, compared with the 107 percent growth rate in money for education over that period.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
 A study has found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement—and benefited weaker teachers the most.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
 High school students are getting less and less interested in becoming teachers, a trend that's picking up speed at an "alarming" rate, ACT Inc. said this month.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
 Alternative-certification programs are bringing in scores more teachers of color, male teachers, and teachers who attended selective colleges than traditional programs. But teachers who enter the profession through such programs also appear to leave it at higher rates—a gap that has grown since 1999.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  In efforts to keep high school students on track to graduate, an evaluation of the Diplomas Now intervention suggests an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia need some degree of support in meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, according to the U.S. Department of Education's most recent evaluation of state performance.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, has signed legislation to provide $38 million more to Kansas' poor districts this coming school year after the state's supreme court threatened to cut off all school funding unless the legislature made school aid more equitable.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  Violent clashes between police and members of a radical teachers' union who had blockaded roads in southern Mexico left at least eight people dead and more than 100 injured, officials said.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  Philadelphia's City Council has voted in favor of a tax on sugar-added and artificially sweetened beverages that is expected to raise $409 million over five years for preschool and other city programs.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  The nation's largest and longest-running school desegregation program that has allowed more than 60,000 African-American students in St. Louis to attend suburban schools over several decades will be coming to an end.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed to flatten the state's funding formula by equalizing the amount of money it distributes to poor and wealthy students, according to local news media.
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