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  • NY cuts standardized tests in plan for Trump's 'Every Student Succeeds' act - New York Daily News
    published on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:14:55 GMT
    New York Daily NewsNY cuts standardized tests in plan for Trump's 'Every Student Succeeds' actNew York Daily NewsThe changes to New York state public schools would begin in 2018, including the decision to reduce the number of days spent on state reading and math tests from three days to two for each subject. BY Ben Chapman. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Monday, July 17 ......
  • Report Card: New California Threat to Catholic Education; Catholic School Wins in New York Court - The Cardinal Newman Society
    published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:42:46 GMT
    The Cardinal Newman SocietyReport Card: New California Threat to Catholic Education; Catholic School Wins in New York CourtThe Cardinal Newman SocietyThe California Catholic Conference reaffirmed its strong opposition to California Assembly Bill 569 which could restrict the ability of Catholic schools, colleges, and other religious employers to enforce codes of conduct in the workplace. In short, if ...and more »...
  • Saudi Arabia to Offer Physical Education Classes for Girls - New York Times
    published on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:25:25 GMT
    New York TimesSaudi Arabia to Offer Physical Education Classes for GirlsNew York TimesSuch questions have suddenly become points of public policy in Saudi Arabia as public schools in the ultraconservative kingdom prepare, for the first time in their history, to offer physical education for girls. The Saudi education ministry said on ...and more »...
  • When Education Is Hijacked by War - New York Times (blog)
    published on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:03:20 GMT
    New York Times (blog)When Education Is Hijacked by WarNew York Times (blog)In 2014, Diego Ibarra Sánchez was photographing at a school in Iraq. The building was pockmarked with craters from mortar shelling that obliterated an Islamic State encampment that had sought refuge there. In one classroom, Iraqi soldiers kicked around ......
  • DeVos's Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises States - New York Times
    published on Fri, 07 Jul 2017 19:00:53 GMT
    New York TimesDeVos's Hard Line on New Education Law Surprises StatesNew York TimesCredit Doug Mills/The New York Times. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who made a career of promoting local control of education, has signaled a surprisingly hard-line approach to carrying out an expansive new federal education law, issuing critical ...Secretary DeVos Announces Regulatory Reset to Protect Students, Taxpayers, Higher Ed InstitutionsU.S. Department of Education18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over...
  • Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos's Ear - New York Times
    published on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 21:35:37 GMT
    New York TimesCampus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos's EarNew York TimesIn an interview previewing her plans, Ms. Jackson, who heads the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights and organized Thursday's sessions, made clear that she believes investigations under the 1972 law known as Title IX have gone deeply awry. A ...Silencing Women: Inside the National Coalition for MenPacific StandardDear Colleague Letter from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russ...
  • Probe into teaching practices at Orthodox Jewish schools continues past the summer - New York Daily News
    published on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:00:31 GMT
    New York Daily NewsProbe into teaching practices at Orthodox Jewish schools continues past the summerNew York Daily NewsPro-secular-education Jewish group Yaffed triggered the review in July 2015 after sending a letter to education officials, identifying 39 New York City yeshivas it says do not provide academic instruction required by state law. The review has lagged ...and more »...
  • 16-year-old claims error on NY state Regents exam, starts petition for correction - ABC News
    published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:19:07 GMT
    16-year-old claims error on NY state Regents exam, starts petition for correctionABC NewsA New York teen who said he found an error on this year's geometry Regents examination is hoping the state education department will rescore the test for his fellow students. Benjamin Catalfo, 16, a soon-to-be junior at Ward Melville High School in ......
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum breaks ground on Education Center - Amsterdam News
    published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:16:41 GMT
    Amsterdam NewsLouis Armstrong House Museum breaks ground on Education CenterAmsterdam NewsThe Louis Armstrong House Museum held a groundbreaking ceremony this week for its new $23 million Education Center, which will be located across the street from the museum at 34-56 107th St. in Corona, Queens. Speakers included Louis Armstrong House ...and more »...
  • SI principal who helped a student get a prosthetic leg nominated for Hometown Heroes in Education Award - New York Daily News
    published on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 03:03:21 GMT
    New York Daily NewsSI principal who helped a student get a prosthetic leg nominated for Hometown Heroes in Education AwardNew York Daily NewsFor his exceptional service to students with disabilities, McKeon is nominated for a Hometown Heroes in Education Award. “Our students are different — but never less,” said McKeon. “They will get the same thing that every other student in New York ......