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January 02, 2013 09:13 pm

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A deal to avoid going off the ‘fiscal cliff’ has been reached… kinda. While the kinds are being worked out, how does the current deal affect K-12 education? Education Week

School districts and high schools nation-wide are undergoing major changes – in how teaching is done, the emphasis on technology and raising standards. Some of the biggest trends to look for in high school education in 2013 include blinded learning, flipped classrooms, and new standards. High School Notes

Some teenagers are foregoing higher education to cash in on the oil boom in Montana. Salaries can start at $50,000 a year. New York Times

D.C. parents are up-in-arms over Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s proposal to close 20 city schools this fall. Parents are organizing recruiting efforts to increase enrollment numbers in the hope to keep some of the schools open. Washington Post

Angelica Gonzales graduated at the top of her high school class and headed off to one of the nation’s top universities. Four years later she is back home, without a degree. Research shows that lower income students are falling behind their more affluent peers. Watch this video. New York Times

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