As McGraw-Hill Leaves State Testing, New Market Thrives

McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments. (July 31, 2015)

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

Revisions respond to intense criticism last year that the framework emphasized negative aspects of American history. (July 31, 2015)

Innovation Networks Need Both Autonomy, Support

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Conference Process to Rewrite ESEA Gets Underway

(July 30, 2015)

Barricades to Deter School Shooters Debated in Ohio

(July 28, 2015)

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To Protect Children at Risk, Feds Must Play a Role

Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (July 30, 2015)

Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking

It's tough for educators to withhold judgment of a student's response, but Thomas Newkirk argues that it could help deepen student understanding. (July 28, 2015)

More Bad News for SAT/ACT

More and more people are coming to see the SAT and ACT for what they are—products for sale, says Peter Greene. (July 29, 2015)

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Turning Dropouts Into Diplomas

A personalized dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., has helped raise the city's graduation rate.
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'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model

The North Carolina Museum of Art is applying the "flipped classroom" model, in an effort to better engage students. (July 27, 2015)

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Two Teachers Praised as Heroes in La. Theater Shooting

The local Association of Educators president credits teachers with quick thinking and increased crisis-training skills when a gunman attacked a movie theater in Lafayette, La. (July 27, 2015)

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U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Despite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market. (July 28, 2015)

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