Report: Financing a Hurdle in Charters' Hunt for Space

Public and private financing is not keeping up with demand for charters, says the report, which also highlights how states can make it easier for the schools to pay for facilities. (September 23, 2014)

Two School Districts Share Urban Education Prize

The Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., school districts will share the Broad Prize for Urban Education, for their work to improve academic achievement and narrow achievement gaps. (September 22, 2014)

Common Core a Litmus Test in Arizona Education Chief's Race

(September 22, 2014)

Texas District Tests R&D Model With Novice Teachers

(September 19, 2014)

Lawsuit Targets Common-Core Tests as 'Illegal Interstate Compact'

(September 22, 2014)

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Surrounded by members of the Senate education committee staff, Chairman Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, right, and ranking member Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., facing him, talk legislative strategy for a child-care assistance bill after a hearing last week.
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Child-Care, Research Bills on Congressional Short List

Congress appears ready to make a pair of education-related bills among the first bound for the president's desk in its upcoming lame-duck session. (September 23, 2014)

The Common Core Is Not Ready

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Getting Beyond One 'Right Way' of K-12 Reform

We need to change the system so that some in K-12 can truly innovate, while others stick to tradition but improve incrementally, Ted Kolderie says. (September 22, 2014)

Making College Access a Local Reality

For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps. (September 16, 2014)

Principals: 5 Ways to Create a More Inclusive Climate

Creating a positive school environment is hard work, writes opinion blogger Peter DeWitt, and requires principals to be proactive. (September 19, 2014)

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Voices of History: John Stokes

In 1951, John A. Stokes led a student protest against the poor conditions in his segregated high school in Prince Edward County, Va., and later became a plaintiff in a case that was decided as part of Brown v. Board.

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Digital Directions

Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in 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)

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Creating the Context for Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

Elizabeth Stein examines the benefits of a growth mindset, and suggests ways teachers can encourage it in students. (September 17, 2014)

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In $2.5B Deal, Microsoft to Buy 'Minecraft' Maker

The purchase of the hugely popular video game company confirms one of the most highly anticipated deals in the tech world. (September 15, 2014)

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