Days Could Be Numbered for No Child Left Behind

A bipartisan deal awaiting action in the House and the Senate would rewrite the law to give states lots of leeway on accountability, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation, while keeping such “transparency” provisions as annual student testing. (November 25, 2015)

Students 'Self-Assess' Their Way to Learning

In a growing number of schools, student self-assessments are just another part of the learning process. (November 24, 2015)

Arizona Leans In on Formative Assessment

(November 23, 2015)

Accountability and the ESEA Reauthorization Deal: Your Cheat Sheet

(November 23, 2015)

Louisiana Election May Cloud Future of Common Core, Vouchers, Charters

(November 23, 2015)

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  • The Bruce Telephone Company is in the midst of a four-year effort to lay high-speed fiber-optic lines across much of Calhoun County.
  • Quemado technology director Tim Angelus hopes to boost his school's bandwidth so that students like William Yates, 10, can have more access to online learning tools.

Reversing a Raw Deal

Rural schools are often charged outrageous rates for lousy Internet service. Can billions of federal dollars and a menu of market-based reforms fix the problem? (November 23, 2015)

Texas Teen Ahmed Mohamed Seeks $15M in Damages for Clock Incident

(November 24, 2015)

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Social Justice Isn't the Only Reason to Teach About Race

When teaching African-American history in schools, the work of a historian from a century ago still resonates, writes Jeffrey Aaron Snyder. (November 24, 2015)

How Do We Keep Good Principals?

Two former school leaders and current faculty members of the Harvard Graduate School of Education offer their views on school leadership. (November 20, 2015)

ESEA Reauthorization and Standards: A Chance to Do It Right

States need to reset their educational standards and accountability systems to improve student performance in high schools, writes Marc Tucker. (November 24, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

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Big Progress, Hurdles Seen on Schools' Internet Connectivity

A new analysis of federal E-rate application data finds improvements in access and pricing, but says affordability is still a worry for many schools. (November 19, 2015)

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Why I've 'Softened' My Classroom-Management Style

Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up for success, it knocks them further down the ladder, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi writes. (November 18, 2015)

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What Roadblocks Stand in the Way of a Digital K-12 Market?

A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns, and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources. (November 20, 2015)

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