Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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Teachers: Don't judge us on Common Core standards

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/26/14, 02:34 pm

The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced last week it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards.

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Court rules massive online book database doesn't infringe copyrights

Books
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/18/14, 01:28 pm

Looking for a particular book and want to search beyond your local library? Need to mine scholarly works about your research subject? Have a disability and need access to a variety of literature in alternative formats?

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England finds Islamist indoctrination in publicly funded schools

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 6/11/14, 01:07 pm

Investigators in England announced this week they had found proof of deliberate “Islamization” of schools in the town of Birmingham. The investigation responded to a March letter leaked to the press detailing Islamist plans to use schools to teach extreme ideology to students in Birmingham and to expand the scheme to other areas of the country.

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