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Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
—Brennan Linsley/AP

Amid Backlash, Colo. Board Rethinks U.S. History Review

A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district. (October 3, 2014)

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

This Spotlight looks at the strategies for working with middle and high school students on literacy skills, as educators are learning it's not just young children who need the help.

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02/26 04:37 pm | ACT Inc. Names New CEO from Europe | Marten Roorda will replace Jon Whitmore as CEO of ACT Inc. in the fall of 2015.

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Lessons from New York City's Small High Schools
In this webinar, experts discussed what research says about New York City's small schools, and what makes them an effective option for the city's disadvantaged students.

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The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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The state now joins Alabama, Florida, and Michigan as the only states requiring some form of online learning for graduation.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
A survey of 5,300 counselors shows a committed but frustrated corps that sees a divide between what schools do and should do.
November 15, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Sponsors of the GED view its revision as a step toward postsecondary training rather than the end of a student's formal education.
November 14, 2011 - Education Week
Biometric technology is being used in school cafeterias in an effort to improve the speed and accuracy of the breakfast and lunch lines.
November 8, 2011 - Education Week
In a new era of online learning, education needs to create alternative means of certifying student knowledge, Allan Collins and Roy Pea write.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week
The problem of cheating goes deeper than test scores to questions of how well all students are prepared to learn, Ellen Balleisen writes.
October 11, 2011 - Education Week
Schools in four states are restructuring their academic programs into "lower division" and "upper division" courses aimed at readying all students for community college by the end of their sophomore year.
October 3, 2011 - Education Week
Little more than half of college freshmen will get a degree, but initiatives are emerging to boost college completion.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
The new law requires incoming freshman, beginning this school year, to take at least one course online prior to graduation.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week
New York City's high school choice program is a model for harnessing the power of the marketplace to serve public school students, Thomas Toch and Neil Dorosin write.
August 19, 2011 - Education Week

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