States Prohibiting Charters Likely to Decrease

Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska. (October 24, 2014)

Unions to Spend More Than Ever in State, Local Elections

In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the nation's two largest teachers' unions are spending money on campaigns to unseat Republican governors and flip control of conservative state legislatures.
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Race to the Top and Personalized Learning: A Report Card

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'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

(October 23, 2014)

Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

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  • California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson meets with parents about the commoncore standards earlier this year in Sacramento. Mr. Torlakson, who is running for re-election, has said California is on the right track in its implementation of the standards. —José Luis Villegas/Sacramento Bee/Zuma-File
  • Marshall Tuck, a former charter schools executive who is running for the state school chief’s job, has vowed to shake up what he sees as the status quo on issues such as charters and teacher tenure. —Rich Pedroncelli/AP

California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership

The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools. (October 23, 2014)

Clearing the Way for Teacher Leadership

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Weingarten: Four Solutions to Public School Problems

Fix, don't close, neighborhood schools, and three other reform ideas can change education for the better, AFT President Randi Weingarten says. (October 21, 2014)

What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is. (October 21, 2014)

To Collaborate and Lead, Teachers Need District Help

With time and institutional support, teachers can work closely with colleagues and take on new roles, Brittany Austin says. (October 21, 2014)

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Digital Directions

E-Rate Aid Inadequate, District Leaders Say

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey. (October 17, 2014)

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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies)

To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning. (October 22, 2014)

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Google's Classroom Gets Upgrades, Scrutiny

Teachers are using Google's Classroom to manage workflow, but some tech directors think the tool distracts from their learning management systems. (October 21, 2014)

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