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Indianapolis schools again slim down funding request

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s largest school district is again slimming down its request for additional tax dollars from voters. Indianapolis Public Schools officials on Tuesday night proposed a $315.2 million operating referendum. The Indianapolis Star reports they’re also seeking a downsized capital referendum to raise $52 million for building upgrades ...

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What Would a Merged Education and Labor Department Look Like?

Debates aside, what would go where? President Donald Trump’s proposal to scrap the U.S. Department of Education and merge it with the Department of Labor reflects the administration’s priority on workforce readiness and career development. It is likely to require a heavy lift on Capitol Hill, if past proposals are ...

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Classroom Digital Assistants: Teachers’ Aides or Privacy Threats?

For better or worse, a new technology is making its way from consumers’ homes into America’s classrooms: voice-controlled “smart speaker” systems from companies such as Amazon and Google. The internet-enabled devices listen to what users say, send audio recordings to the cloud, translate that information into commands, and respond accordingly—providing ...

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Anti-knife violence lessons for holidays

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The lessons want to reduce the risk of teenagers getting involved in knife crime during the summer holidays Teenagers in England are being given lessons in school to reduce the risk of knife violence in the summer holidays. End-of-term activities might be expected to ...

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How School Choice Is About to Fundamentally Change

Commentary —Michael Glenwood for Education Week The pursuit of personalized learning will dramatically shift how schools are run By Mark A. Elgart & Belle S. Wheelan The battle lines have long been drawn, but the context in which educators debate school choice is likely to shift in the coming years. ...

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