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September 21, 2010

FCC Chief Expects E-Rate Changes

The FCC chairman praises proposed changes to the federal E-rate program that he says are expected to pass at Thursday's commission meeting in Washington.

September 08, 2010

Feds Are Investigating Arizona's Stance on Teacher Fluency

Arizona's superintendent of public instruction says the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice are investigating whether the state discriminates against teachers whose first language isn't English, according to the Associated Press.

September 02, 2010

New Common Core Tests to Shelve "Modified Achievement Standards"

The department plans to do away with the so-called "2 percent tests" for students based on alternate achievement standards.

August 27, 2010

iNACOL Analyzes E-Learning in RTT

The online learning association examined the virtual education components in the 19 finalists' applications for Race to the Top funds.

August 24, 2010

UPDATED: No Clear Teacher Narrative in Race to Top Phase Two Winners

The Phase 2 Race to the Top picks are here, and they're an interesting and eclectic bunch. The effective teachers and leaders section of the competition represented the largest percentage of overall points in the competition, but based on a cursory review of the winners, there does not appear to b...

August 18, 2010

Cyber Defense Challenge Accepting Teams

High schools interested in registering a five-member team for the national CyberPatriot III competition have until early October to enter the challenge's third incarnation.

August 17, 2010

Are Home-Language Surveys an Example of Group Think?

Readers, what's the practice in your school, district, or state? Is the home-language survey typically given to all students or just a subset of students?

August 16, 2010

When Will States Spend Their Special Education Stimulus Money?

More than half of the stimulus money still needs to be spent; the deadline is September 2011.

August 12, 2010

What Can Special Education Expect in the 'i3' Grants?

Extended year services and art programs are among the grant projects that will receive funding.

August 10, 2010

'i3' Winners Focus on Teachers

Fully 24 percent of the i3 winners plan to use their grants to help improve teacher effectiveness. You may have heard of some of the big-ticket winners, like Teach For America, which will use its $50 million grant to grow the size of its teacher corps by 80 percent by 2014. But here's a rundown of...

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