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May 17, 2016 - Education Week
 The Madison County, Ala., school board revealed last week that it had paid $200,000 to settle a lawsuit by a student who said she was raped in a restroom in 2010 after a school worker tried to use her as bait to catch a predator.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
 Among digital natives, performing a task on a screen instead of on paper can lead to a greater focus on concrete details, but less ability to infer meaning or understand the big picture, experiments detailed in the Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems suggest.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
 If states want to expand access to Advanced Placement courses equitably, they should consider requiring all high schools to offer at least one AP course, and to double down on enrolling students who have typically been underrepresented in those classes, according to a new policy brief on the subject.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
 New Mexico's education department announced last week that it will remove a rule that prohibits teachers from making disparaging remarks about standardized tests.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
 The long-standing fight between Arizona's top elected school official and the state board of education may have come to an end.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
  The Philadelphia school district has failed to conduct background checks of all its police officers and bus drivers, uses unreliable student-data technology, and is the victim of a "broken" state funding system, according to a performance audit released last week by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
  Four years after the Allen Independent district in Texas opened its $60 million multisport stadium, voters in McKinney, Texas, ensured yet another multimillion-dollar facility will be coming to the Lone Star State.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
  New Jersey has settled a lawsuit over its new graduation rules by ensuring options and protections for this year's seniors.
May 16, 2016 - Education Week
  It's one of the most basic questions in K-12 education: What does the research say?
May 16, 2016 - Education Week
  Many of the laws that regulate charter schools do not go far enough to prevent conflicts of interest, according to a report released by Bruce Baker and Gary Miron of the National Education Policy Center.
May 16, 2016 - Education Week
  Some common ways schools work to prevent and respond to bullying are ineffective and, in some cases, counterproductive, concludes a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
May 16, 2016 - Education Week
  Grades for thousands of Illinois students in East Aurora School District 131 could be incorrect because of the faulty setup of an online grading system.
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