ESEA's 50-Year Legacy a Blend of Idealism, Tensions

Half a century after passage of the nation's main K-12 education law, calibrating the proper federal role in education remains an elusive goal and a subject of heated debate. (April 1, 2015)

Title I a Challenge for Education Researchers

Those seeking to quantify the effect of Title I aid on the achievement of poor children face a number of hurdles stemming from the nature of the program itself. (April 1, 2015)

Indiana's Private School Voucher Program Expands Rapidly

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Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs

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States Have Role to Play in Fostering Engagement

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The Nation's Main K-12 Law: A Timeline of the ESEA

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act has seen numerous changes in its 50-year history. View an interactive timeline showing milestones since the ESEA's passage in 1965. (April 1, 2015)

School Chiefs Want Academic Leaders They Can Trust

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Opinion

Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests

Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment. (March 31, 2015)

Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards. (March 30, 2015)

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

While it's clear that libraries and librarians have a significantly positive impact on students and schools, we still have to fight to keep these vital resources in our schools and municipalities, writes David B. Cohen. (March 27, 2015)

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Digital Directions

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced. (March 23, 2015)

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Finland to Focus on Interdisciplinary Teaching

A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes. (March 27, 2015)

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Global 1-to-1 Computing in Schools Expected to Grow 12 Percent

Seven countries provided 500,000 or more mobile devices to their students in K-12 last year, according to Futuresource Consulting. (March 25, 2015)

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