Special Education Directors Brace for Fresh Guidance

The wave of federal documents is likely to continue in the coming months, lawyers who work on special education issues told those attending a conference in Baltimore. (October 13, 2015)

Teacher Evaluation Heads to the Courts

The policy frenzy to establish new methods for evaluating teachers over the past few years has led to an unintended byproduct: lots of litigation. (October 13, 2015)

Ex-Chicago Schools Chief Pleads Guilty in Federal Corruption Case

(October 13, 2015)

Is Collaborative PD Time Being Wasted in Schools?

(October 13, 2015)

School Won't Comply With Order Regarding Transgender Student

(October 13, 2015)

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Leadership Issues Could Cloud K-12 Picture

Turnover at the top levels of Congress and the U.S. Department of Education complicates the prospects for completing unfinished business on education policy. (October 12, 2015)

White House, Ed. Dept. Partner to Address Needs of Black ELLs

(October 12, 2015)

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Giving Parents, Teachers the Right Information

In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York. (October 12, 2015)

'Political Parenting' Can Be a Counter to Incivility

Parents and students must join forces to contribute to the civic development of young people, says Michael McDevitt. (October 9, 2015)

Communitywide Vision Can Halt Intergenerational Poverty

The I Have a Dream foundation in Oregon has the ambitious goal of helping all Alder Elementary students earn a diploma, argues Matthew Lynch. (October 9, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. See the whole story.

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Digital Directions

The Digital Lives of 8th Graders, With CNN's Anderson Cooper

A CNN special examining how 13-year-olds are using social media includes a troubling look at issues such as "social combat." (October 6, 2015)

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How I Learned to Let Go of My Lesson Plans

When teacher Jennifer Henderson heard about a school censoring a student for discussing being gay, she turned it into a learning opportunity for her own students. (October 7, 2015)

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Superintendents Tell Ed. Business Leaders What They Really Want

Four superintendents schooled an audience of education company leaders at EdNET 2015 in how their companies can do a better job meeting the needs of schools. (October 6, 2015)

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