Women's Voices Lacking on School Boards

Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book. (August 28, 2014)

More States Create Independent Charter-Approval Boards

Some see the independent, statewide panels as a way to improve the quality of charters; others aren't so sure. (August 28, 2014)

Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

(August 28, 2014)

N.H. High Court Tosses Challenge to Tuition Tax Credits

(August 28, 2014)

Louisiana Governor Suing Feds Over Common Core

(August 27, 2014)

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Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete." (August 27, 2014)

The Teacher Evaluation Confronts the Future

The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane. (August 25, 2014)

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives). (August 22, 2014)

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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

GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen. (August 26, 2014)

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Education Activism Begins With Teachers

Bright, social-justice-oriented students should not be cavalierly dismissing teaching as an option, writes Margaret Healy. (August 20, 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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