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Motion in Congress on Tax Plans With Effects on K-12

President Donald Trump walks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, after meeting with House Republicans on Capitol Hill before the House approved its version of a federal tax overhaul. —Jacquelyn Martin/AP House, Senate proposals differ on details Congress is making headway on big changes to the federal tax code ...

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What the Standards-Based Movement Got Wrong

Commentary We can modernize academic standards with three simple questions By Jenny Froehle I was just getting started as a teacher when the standards-based movement in education began in the 1980s, and it seemed like the right direction for our profession. By the late 1990s, it felt like every conference ...

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Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats

Superintendent Steve Bradshaw started sleeping with a shotgun following a disturbing hacking incident involving his district in Columbia Falls, Mont. —Lauren Grabelle for Education Week New Survey Data Show IT Leaders Underestimate Cybersecurity Challenges A wide range of cybersecurity threats are sweeping through the education sector, sowing discord and costing ...

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University of Bath vice-chancellor quits in pay row

Image caption Prof Dame Glynis Breakwell has faced criticism over excessive pay The vice-chancellor of the University of Bath, facing accusations of excessive pay, has stepped down. Dame Prof Glynis Breakwell, the UK’s highest paid vice-chancellor with a salary of £468,000, had become the focus of criticisms of rising pay ...

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Stories of ‘mum guilt’ at 5 live’s #mumtakeover

Image caption BBC 5 live’s #mumtakeover brought hundreds of parents together at Blackpool Tower Mothers say they suffer from “mum guilt” and are too ashamed to ask for help for fear of looking like a failure. This was the shared experience voiced by mums and dads at BBC 5 live’s ...

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Social mobility: The worst places to grow up poor

Image caption Rhythmical Mike is a successful performer – but says his schooldays were “a nightmare” “You’ve got this – the whirlwind that you’re in – is the beginning of something wonderfully new – for you.” Rhythmical Mike, a 24-year-old East Midlands poet, performs his work to pupils at Lovers’ ...

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Time Out of the Classroom Made Me a Better STEM Teacher

Commentary Three lessons from a teacher internship program By Deb Harding You can’t read the news without stumbling onto an article related to the STEM skills gap. In many schools around the country, including my own in Colorado, educators and students are opting into problem-based learning and STEM programs to ...

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