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Principal Who Made Controversial Comments About the Holocaust Is Fired

By Carli Teproff, The Miami Herald October 31, 2019 The South Florida principal who stirred national controversy after refusing to say the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event” was fired Wednesday during a school board meeting at the recommendation of the district’s superintendent. With no discussion, the school board for the Palm Beach County school

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Security Guard’s Firing Exposes Schools’ Problem With Racist Language

Marlon Anderson, a security guard in a Madison, Wis., high school, has been reinstated to his job after district officials fired him for repeating the n-word while telling a student not to use it. As one of the few black staff members at the school, Anderson said he sees it as his duty to educate

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Four Proven Ways to Put Students on the Path to College

Preparing students academically isn’t enough By Robert Lane October 21, 2019 Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, I rode public transportation past the University of Chicago, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, almost every day. Ironically, I never knew that this esteemed institution even existed until I saw “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at

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Teens Feel Ready for College, But Not So Much for Work

September 24, 2019 High schoolers believe that their educational experience is getting them ready for college. But they’re less certain that their coursework is preparing them for the world of work. That’s one of the big takeaways from surveys published recently by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropy based in Kansas City, Mo.

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Schools Say No to Cellphones in Class. But Is It a Smart Move?

Students at Minerva High School in Ohio retrieve their cellphones after an English class. They must store their phones before class starts. Ray Stewart/ CantonRep.com September 6, 2019 Sexting. Cyberbullying. Googling test answers. Taking a picture of a quiz and sending it to friends who have the same class later in the day. Paying more

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New Mexico Schools Now Limit Spanish Conquistador Re-enactors’ Visits

In this 2017 file photo, Edwin Quintana, left, dances with 5th grader Kaylee Pacheco and other students at Tesuque Elementary school in Tesuque, N.M. Annual school visits by Spanish conquistador re-enactors in Santa Fe, N.M., are being limited under new rules following criticism from Native American activists. September 6, 2019 Santa Fe, N.M. Annual school

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The Five Big Challenges Ahead for Advanced Placement

AP has managed to weather controversy well—so far By Chester E. Finn Jr. & Andrew E. Scanlan September 3, 2019 Amid American K-12 education’s chronic mediocrity, countless failed reform efforts, and policy divides that rival health care and immigration, the Advanced Placement program is a rare and happy exception. Not only has it endured for

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Advice for New Principals: Be Emotionally Vulnerable With Your Staff

Advice for New Principals, part 2 In our second installment of advice for new principals, Education Week talked to Melissa Hensley, who just finished her seventh year as principal of Central High School in Woodstock, Va. Hensley was the Virginia state principal of the year in 2016 and a finalist for the 2017 National Principal

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