Students Learn to 'Toggle' Between Dialects

Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English. (September 16, 2014)

Common-Core Discontent Reflected in N.Y. Primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing. (September 15, 2014)

Florida Halts State Reading Tests for Grades K-2

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U.S. Adults Support Longer, More Rigorous Teacher Prep, Poll Finds

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K-12 Spending and Charters Spark Testy Clashes in Georgia Governor's Race

(September 16, 2014)

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Jean Tower, the director of technology for the Northborough and Southborough public schools in Massachusetts, says “superintendents who do the hiring need to own the data” about gender inequities in the educational technology profession.
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Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study

Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN. (September 16, 2014)

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

(September 15, 2014)

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Eduflack: It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says. (September 15, 2014)

We Need Teachers of Color

School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott. (September 9, 2014)

Taking a Long View on the Common Core

The future of the common core depends less on today's opinion polls and more on efforts to address implementation challenges and to support teachers, writes blogger Carl Finer. (September 11, 2014)

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Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative

After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux. (September 8, 2014)

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The School Kindness Project

In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman. (September 12, 2014)

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Innovative Teacher in Three (Easy) Steps

Opinion blogger Benjamin Levy says he developed the mindset and fostered the environment to create his ed-tech startup while he was a middle school science teacher. (September 8, 2014)

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