Obama Plan Lifts Threat of Deportation for Millions

By offering temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, Obama's action will ease concerns about separating school-aged children from their parents and guardians. (November 20, 2014)

Common-Core Math Puts New Focus on ELLs

With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math standards pose unique challenges for students who are not fully proficient in English. (November 20, 2014)

Studies: Introduce Word Problems Sooner

(November 19, 2014)

Possible Presidential Contender Jeb Bush Defends Common Core

(November 20, 2014)

Smarter Balanced Cut Scores Spark Debate About Test Score Reporting

(November 20, 2014)

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Achievements, Dissension Marked Tenn. Chief's Tenure

Kevin Huffman gained prominence for policy positions as Tennessee's education commissioner, but he also clashed with state lawmakers and local superintendents. (November 20, 2014)

Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

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How We Can Help Black Female Students

Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says. (November 11, 2014)

End the 'Easy A's' in Teacher Prep

A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes. (November 13, 2014)

Calling All Contrarians: The Time for Questions Is Now

What if talk of accountability and expectations for young students distracts us from what's important, Dave Powell asks. (November 18, 2014)

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Teachers' Tech Knowledge Undersold, Study Says

A recent study challenges the notion that poor technology integration in schools stems from teachers' inexperience with technology outside of classrooms. (November 11, 2014)

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Fix Testing—Don't End It

ESL teacher Maura Henry doesn't hate tests—in fact, they help her do her job well. The problem isn't with testing in general, she says, but with bad tests. (November 12, 2014)

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Taking Stock of Personalized Learning

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