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ESSA Clears Underbrush on Path to Improvement

The new federal K-12 law gives states and districts a freer hand in fixing their lowest-performing schools, but questions loom on whether that leeway will translate into better outcomes. (September 28, 2016)

How to Find Evidence-Based Fixes for Schools That Fall Behind

As states and districts grapple with how to develop and use evidence for school improvement, several new resources are rolling out to help them. (September 28, 2016)

LGBT Students Bullied at Higher Rates Than Their Peers, Poll Finds

(September 28, 2016)

SAT Results 2016: It's Complicated

(September 27, 2016)

K-12 Education Shut Out of the Presidential Debate Spotlight

(September 26, 2016)

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Lessons From a 'Hidden Gem' in Alabama

A rural Southern school with a predominantly Native American population engages the whole community in its continued quest for improvement. (September 28, 2016)

Five Lessons From an Outgoing Schools Chancellor

(September 28, 2016)

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What Is the Value of a Blue Ribbon School?

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program could offer schools more than just recognition, writes Queens College's Ted Kesler. (September 26, 2016)

Why Can't Teachers Cross State Lines?

States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise. (September 23, 2016)

Think Online Videos Will Solve Your PD Problem? Think Again

Online videos should not act as replacements for professional development and robust classroom coaching, says guest blogger Weston Kieschnick. (September 28, 2016)

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Yearly Special Reports

Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

Technology Counts 2016

The 2016 edition of Education Week’s long-running Technology Counts report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom and their overall confidence in education technology.

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What Is the Common Core?

Here’s your all-in-one guide to the Common Core State Standards, adopted by a majority of states with great fanfare—and considerable pushback in some places. Read more.

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Digital Directions

New 'Open' Ed. Project to Challenge Commercial Publishers for K-12 Work

Open Up Resources, a nonprofit led by a former Pearson executive, will try to produce openly licensed material at "curriculum scale," rather than just individual lessons and units. (September 16, 2016)

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Five Reasons Why Teachers Should Write About Their Practice

Writing about teaching is a meaningful exercise that can be transformative to teachers' practice, Nancy Barile writes. (September 20, 2016)

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Market Brief

Report: Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms

A lack of high-quality personalized curricula is stalling efforts to work with diverse student populations, a report finds. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 20, 2016)

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