Parent-Teacher Conferences Get a Makeover

Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills. (October 6, 2015)

Education Secretary Duncan Plans December Departure

The surprise resignation of Arne Duncan caps a tenure marked by dramatic, and controversial, moves in K-12 policy. (October 2, 2015)

Video Gaining as Key Tool in PD Plans

(October 5, 2015)

Choice Advocates Seek Private School Expansion

(October 5, 2015)

Do State Laws Suppress Bullying at Schools and Online?

(October 5, 2015)

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We Already Know How to Close the Achievement Gap

We don’t hear enough about interventions proven to make a difference for America’s most disadvantaged youths, writes Jim Shelton. (October 5, 2015)

A Degree at Any Cost? Not So Fast

In boosting attainment of higher education, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business President Howard E. Horton. (October 2, 2015)

Should We Coach Teachers on Teaching to the Test?

Teachers must find a balance between providing students with both quality instruction and test-taking strategies, writes guest blogger Dave Schor. (October 1, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. See the whole story.

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L.A. Mulls Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Troubled Tech Project

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the proposed settlement funds would give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology. (September 29, 2015)

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Anyone Can Help a Student Graduate, PBS Program Aims to Prove

To go with the programming block, the producers also put out a list of seven simple steps that community members can take to help improve graduation rates. (October 2, 2015)

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Harvard Report Seeks Better Business, Nonprofit Cooperation in K-12

The nonprofits that support K-12 districts "seldom collaborate with each other, rarely share common goals, and measure outcomes inconsistently," a new report argues. (September 28, 2015)

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