PDK/Gallup Poll Finds Opposition to Common Core

The 46th annual education policy public opinion poll from PDK/Gallup shows that a majority of Americans oppose the Common Core State Standards. (August 20, 2014)

Judge Lifts Jindal's Suspension of Common-Core Tests in Louisiana

A Louisiana judge has granted a preliminary injunction that lifts the suspension of the tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards imposed by Gov. Bobby Jindal nearly two months ago. (August 19, 2014)

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Ferguson Schools Closed Through Friday as Unrest Continues in the City

(August 19, 2014)

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  • "While greater flexibility in our education system is urgently needed, the department’s [No Child Left Behind Act waiver] proposal is cause for concern. " —Rep. John Kline (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP-File)
  • "Branches of government have always attempted to exert their influences on the other branches. But the president has gone too far." —Rep. Pete Sessions (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP-File)
  • "Please explain to me how using your waiver authority to place conditions on states about common standards, about performance targets, about teacher-evaluation systems that are not otherwise required by federal law and, in the case of standards, in my opinion, is prohibited by the law—how does that not amount to, in effect, a national school board?" —Sen. Lamar Alexander (Photo by John Partipilo/The Tennessean/AP)
  • "President [Barack] Obama’s efforts represent a fundamental and dramatic shift in authority from Congress to the administration. "—Sen. Michael Enzi (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP-File)

Obama Education Policies Add Fuel to Lawsuit Bid

Waivers from NCLB mandates are among the items named by House Republicans in authorizing a suit against President Barack Obama over alleged executive overreach. (August 19, 2014)

Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

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Common-Core Repeal Would Hurt Ohio Education

Education dean Renée A. Middleton says that the common-core debate in Ohio should not be political, it should be about "preparing our children for a better future." (August 20, 2014)

Making School Choice Work Requires Leadership

It's time to untangle the logistical knots and administrative hurdles that surround choice and charters in many places, Robin Lake writes. (August 18, 2014)

The Age-Old Question: Is Teaching an Art or a Science?

"I don't think there's a teaching gene," writes Nancy Flanagan. "Genuinely excellent practice and enthusiasm for the daily routines of the classroom are hammered out over time." (August 13, 2014)

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Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards. (August 15, 2014)

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Goodbye, PowerPoint: How Education Conferences Are Branching Out

With so many options for professional development, conference organizers are trying new ways to engage educators and make their events stand out. (August 13, 2014)

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Sales of Chromebooks Rising Rapidly, Fueled by Education Sector

Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for the next few years, according to a new market analysis. (August 12, 2014)

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