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April 15, 2013 08:02 pm


“Just breathe,” is what one teacher tells his 10-year-old students when they panic while studying for upcoming tests. In many schools state tests may be outpacing lesson plans. New York Times

The Washington Post released their 2013 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The Post answers frequent questions on how the Index is compiled, how it works, and what it means. Washington Post

At least one school district in Missouri is beginning to train teachers to carry weapons. Parents in the area generally support the measure. New York Times

These infographics help explain the rise of Massive Open Only Courses (MOOCs) and how perceptions towards them continue to change. The information is based on research released earlier this year by Babson Survey Research Group. Huffington Post


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