Crowded Field of News Sites Focuses On Ed. Issues

National and local online outlets are offering a wealth of specialized content on K-12 topics, some striving for journalistic objectivity, others pushing an unvarnished point of view. (August 4, 2015)

Red Flags on the Road to ESEA Rewrite

Lopsided votes in the U.S. Senate and House obscure stark differences in their bills to overhaul the outdated Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (August 3, 2015)

Federal Government Shutdown on the Horizon?

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New Orleans Test Scores Have 'Shot Up' 10 Years After Katrina, Report Says

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As McGraw-Hill Leaves State Testing, New Market Thrives

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To Protect Children at Risk, Feds Must Play a Role

Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (July 30, 2015)

Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking

It's tough for educators to withhold judgment of a student's response, but Thomas Newkirk argues that it could help deepen student understanding. (July 28, 2015)

Strategies to Ensure Reading Proficiency by Third Grade

Third grade reading proficiency is a crucial turning point for future success. Guest blogger Todd Brekhus offers three ways to help students succeed. (July 31, 2015)

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Turning Dropouts Into Diplomas

A personalized dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., has helped raise the city's graduation rate.
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'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model

The North Carolina Museum of Art is applying the "flipped classroom" model, in an effort to better engage students. (July 27, 2015)

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Two Teachers Praised as Heroes in La. Theater Shooting

The local Association of Educators president credits teachers with quick thinking and increased crisis-training skills when a gunman attacked a movie theater in Lafayette, La. (July 27, 2015)

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U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Despite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market. (July 28, 2015)

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