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E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies
Fearing that e-cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, some educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school campuses.
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Work in Progress is a new blog from writing instructor Starr Sackstein.
Visit the blog and read Starr's first post: A New Year, A New Draft.

Encourage complex thinking with complex texts. Readers Front & Center shows teachers how to thoughtfully confer with students to understand their needs. You’ll get practical suggestions for helping students solve problems as they read and fully enter, absorb, and experience texts. Filled with classroom examples. Preview the entire book online!

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.
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?
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.
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. For One Conn. School, Extended School Day a Failed Experiment
2. Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet (Politics K-12 Blog)
3. A Bipartisan Argument for Full-Service Community Schools
4. For Schools With Child Immigrants, What Resources Are Available? (Learning the Language Blog)
5. Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans

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