Testing Clashes With Social-Media Monitoring

A New Jersey high school student who posted a tweet about a question on a common-core test has unintentionally sparked a national controversy. (March 30, 2015)

At $43K Private School, Ed Tech Opens Doors

Founded in 1920, the private Beaver Country Day School has the resources to offer an innovative, technology-rich approach for students in grades 6-12. (March 27, 2015)

N.Y. Budget Deal Would Boost K-12 Aid, Alter Tenure; Evaluation Changes Loom

(March 30, 2015)

N.J. Opt-Out Bill Gets Unanimous, Bipartisan Support in One Chamber

(March 27, 2015)

Effective Principals to Get Their Own 'Franchise' Schools in Las Vegas Pilot

(March 30, 2015)

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School Chiefs Want Academic Leaders They Can Trust

The chief academic officer is seen as an interpreter and oracle, someone the superintendent relies on to shape and communicate a vision for improving instruction. (March 30, 2015)

Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

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With the rise of open educational resources and other digital materials, educators have access to more resources than ever. In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.
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Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?

Sometimes the common core seems like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says teacher Peter Greene. (March 30, 2015)

Teaching the Standards by Fine-Tuning Policies

While the common core offers depth, it is not well supported by school instructional policies, teacher John Troutman McCrann says. (March 25, 2015)

Growing Inequality Is Visible in K-12 Politics

Blogger David Menefee-Libey wonders how long before California bends to the one-percenters' control of K-12 education "reforms." (March 27, 2015)

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Leaders To Learn From: Discover. Aspire. Lead.

Education Week is recognizing school district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Learn more.

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Digital Directions

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced. (March 23, 2015)

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Finland to Focus on Interdisciplinary Teaching

A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes. (March 27, 2015)

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Global 1-to-1 Computing in Schools Expected to Grow 12 Percent

Seven countries provided 500,000 or more mobile devices to their students in K-12 last year, according to Futuresource Consulting. (March 25, 2015)

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