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E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies
Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds. Read more.
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Second Vergara-Inspired Lawsuit Filed in New York
A second lawsuit challenging New York laws governing teacher tenure, layoffs, and dismissals was filed Monday on behalf of seven schoolchildren in the state. Read more.
Has Race to the Top Actually Improved Student Achievement?
Race to the Top just had its fifth birthday and almost all of the $4 billion in federal cash states were awarded under the program has been spent. But did the program move the needle on student achievement? Read more.
School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013. Read more.
Ed. Researchers to Advise White House Officials on Better, Cheaper Studies
(Inside School Research)
Real-Life Math and Teacher Training: Cures for 'Innumeracy'?
(Curriculum Matters)
Boston Plan for Cameras and Microphones on School Buses Comes Under Fire
(District Dossier)
Bel Kaufman, Teacher Who Skewered Public School Bureaucracy, Dies at 103
(Teaching Now)
New Calif. Law Restricts Full-Contact Youth-Football Practices
(Schooled in Sports)
Report Challenges Colleges to Reach Out to Potential Degree Completers
(College Bound)
Support CCSS Math With Answer-Giving, Not Answer-Getting
(Coach G's Teaching Tips)
Leadership Matters: The Dual Role of Leader and Teacher
(Finding Common Ground)
Q&A Collections: Teaching Social Studies
(Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo)
OECD: Innovation Can Improve Learning, Equity, Efficiency, and the Economy
(Vander Ark on Innovation)
From Schooling to Learning: Create a Community of Learners
(Learning Deeply)
1. Teacher Exodus Is No Surprise (Walt Gardner's Reality Check Blog)
2. Hurdles in Pairing General, Special Education Teachers
3. Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach
4. Is Advanced Placement's Value in the Class or the Test? (Inside School Research Blog)
5. ESEA Reauthorization Efforts Running Up Against Senate Calendar (Politics K-12 Blog)

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