Gov. Cuomo's Budget Riles N.Y. Unions, Protestors

The spending plan would place increased weight on standardized test scores in teachers' evaluations and make it harder for teachers to earn tenure. (March 27, 2015)

U.S. Citizenship Test Gains Traction as Diploma Criterion

Arizona and North Dakota require high school students to correctly answer portions of the test to graduate, and other states are weighing such a mandate. (March 26, 2015)

Connecting Principals to School Districts' Top Academic Priorities

(March 26, 2015)

New Research Underscores K-12 Shift From Print to Digital Materials

(March 26, 2015)

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

(March 26, 2015)

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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)

Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?

(March 27, 2015)

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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)

Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective

Ariel Sacks argues that the key to realizing the potential of the common standards is teacher input. (March 24, 2015)

'Thank God' for Competency-Based Education

Now that New Hampshire can expand its education system statewide, more states may follow suit, writes Robert Rothman. (March 26, 2015)

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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

Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said earlier this month that online testing was going smoothly, after two days of sporadic disruptions around the state. (March 4, 2015)

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N.Y. School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

The elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework. Some parents are resisting the changes. (March 6, 2015)

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Digital Promise to Create Network of Ed. Innovation Clusters

With 14 innovation clusters in the United States, ed-tech advocates are working to connect the dots into a network to share lessons learned. (March 7, 2015)

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