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National Testing Landscape Continues to Shift
An Education Week survey finds smaller shifts in testing this year as more states embrace the SAT and ACT and the number of states using PARCC or Smarter Balanced holds steady. Read more.
(Education Week)
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Scientists Take on New Roles in K-12 Classrooms
As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, practicing scientists are also rethinking how they work with schools to advance understanding of their field. Read more.
(Education Week)
For Black History Month, Study Black Voices Every Day
Taking the time to learn about both modern and historical black writers every February is incredibly important for students, writes guest blogger Molly Tansey. Read more.
(The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools)
Using Data to Determine When a Do-Over Is Necessary
Sometimes a lesson plan just doesn't come together. But starting from scratch isn't always necessary, writes Starr Sackstein. Read more.
(Work in Progress)

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International Science and Engineering Fair Seeking New Sponsor to Replace Intel
(Curriculum Matters)
Trump Wants to Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway
(Curriculum Matters)
English-Learners Study Language of Math
(Education Week)
Feds: States Must Make Case for ACT
(Education Week)
Arts, Humanities Endowments Fear Possible Budget Cuts
(Education Week)
Math Achievement Gaps Set In Early for Latino Children
(Inside School Research)
Reading Apprenticeship Developers Discuss How to Avoid Reform Fatigue
(Curriculum Matters)
Idaho Legislators Strip Climate Change Language in New Science Standards
(Curriculum Matters)
Dystopian Literature Makes Appearances on Bestseller List — And in School
(Curriculum Matters)
Supes: Students Spend Too Much Time on Tests, But Districts Still Prep for Them
(High School & Beyond)
White House Hosts Special Education Administrator at Listening Session
(On Special Education)
Surviving as a High School Dropout: Program Gives Students a Taste
(High School & Beyond)
An Aviation High School Lands Its Own Hangar on Campus
(High School & Beyond)
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4. Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo
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