N.Y.C. Pushes to Meet Pre-K Promise

Amid some growing pains for its new full-day prekindergarten program, the city has ramped up outreach efforts and more than tripled the number of seats from two years ago. (October 2, 2015)

Lesson-Sharing Sites Raise Issues of Ownership, Use

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The Common Core State Standards Explained

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Standards Raise Questions About Questioning Skills

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News Corp. Sells Amplify to Joel Klein and Other Executives

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  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan the White Oct. 2, where the president announced that Duncan will be stepping down in December after nearly seven years in the Obama administration. Obama has appointed senior Education Department official, John B. King Jr., center, to oversee the U.S. Department of Education. —Andrew Harnik/AP
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan takes the stage before President Barack Obama arrives for a town hall with high school juniors, seniors and their parents at North High School in Des Moines last month. —Andrew Harnik/AP
  • Then New York State Education Commissioner John King Jr. testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on education in Albany in January, 2014. —Mike Groll/AP-File

Arne Duncan Resigning as Education Secretary

Duncan, who leaves in December, has pushed through dramatic levels of change in K-12 policy over nearly seven years in office. (October 2, 2015)

A Degree at Any Cost? Not So Fast

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A Bad Way to Defend Good Programs

We should promote the intrinsic value of education ideas, rather than justifications tied to external outcomes, advises Alfie Kohn. (September 30, 2015)

How I Teach My English-Learners to Love Writing

Once a journalist covering English-language learners, Mary-Ann Zehr realized she had a lot to learn once she stepped into the classroom. (September 29, 2015)

Do We Provoke Misbehavior in Our Students?

Peter DeWitt cites five strategies teachers use to promote learning that actually incite students to act out. (September 30, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

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Digital Directions

L.A. Mulls Proposed Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Troubled Tech Project

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds would give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology. (September 29, 2015)

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An NEA Clinton Endorsement Could Arrive by Week's End

The NEA is reportedly gearing up to endorse Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries. (September 28, 2015)

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Harvard Report Seeks Better Business, Nonprofit Cooperation in K-12

The nonprofits that support K-12 districts "seldom collaborate with each other, rarely share common goals, and measure outcomes inconsistently," a new report argues. (September 28, 2015)

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