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A Diverse Teaching Force? This Search Firm Can Help, But It'll Cost You

Meet Stratégenius Consulting — a company that helps schools find candidates from a wide range of backgrounds.
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DCPS Teacher Evaluations To Include Student Surveys

WAMU education reporter Kavitha Cardoza joins Kojo to discuss changes to D.C. Public School's system for evaluating teachers.

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In African-American Communities, Growing Interest In Home-Schooling

When it comes to teaching their children at home, African-Americans often cite different reasons than white families.

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Plan To Create Two Majority Minority Elementary Schools In Loudoun County Defeated

The Loudoun County School Board adopted a compromise redistricting plan Tuesday night that it says will alleviate overcrowding and close an achievement gap among English-language learners while keeping school populations diverse.

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With Supreme Court Tie, Teachers Unions Dodge A Bullet

The 4-4 ruling by the high court means the failure of an effort to overturn requirements that nonunion members contribute to the cost of bargaining.
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Two Days Inside A Classroom For Young Offenders

Lisa Elder teaches about manners, laundry and a good handshake at a juvenile facility in Vermont.
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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

With video of a girl balancing in a tutu and a crowd cheering at a soccer game, one college professor uses the social media app to personalize concepts for his psychology students.
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Schools Turn To Software For Suicide Prevention — But Not Everyone's On Board

Many schools in the U.S. already use a software tool to block certain websites. Now, they're implementing that same tool to prevent suicide — the second leading cause of death among youth.
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Software Flags 'Suicidal' Students, Presenting Privacy Dilemma

School administrators increasingly have the power to track students' Web browsing on school-issued laptops, even when the students are at home. The implications are complicated.
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New Education Secretary: Bold Agenda. Just 10 Months To Get It Done

John B. King Jr. talks about his priorities for a tenure that may be short-lived: implementing the new education law, high-quality preschool and college access, to name a few.

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