Principals' Group Shares Early-Career Challenges

A group of first- and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another. (August 28, 2015)

The Last Word on New Orleans Schools

Can post-Katrina schools deliver a high-quality education for all children regardless of race and income? Hear from those with the biggest stake in the answer and share your thoughts. (August 27, 2015)

Minecraft Fueling Creative Ideas, Analytical Thinking in Classrooms

(August 27, 2015)

Unpublished 'Black Lives Matter' Book Stirs Controversy

(August 28, 2015)

ACLU Announces Lawsuit Challenging Nevada's New School Choice Law

(August 27, 2015)

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Standards, Finances Fuel Debates in State Elections

The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common-core standards. (August 31, 2015)

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We Must Teach for 'Range' and 'Depth'

(August 31, 2015)

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How We Rebuilt New Orleans' Schools 'From Scratch'

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools. (August 28, 2015)

New Orleans' Path to Education Equity

Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: The New Orleans charter school experience offers a model in upending racial inequity. (August 26, 2015)

10 Reasons the U.S. Education System Is Failing

"Let's examine 10 problems that prevent the U.S. education system from regaining its former pre-eminence," writes opinion blogger Matthew Lynch. (August 27, 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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Digital Directions

Nev. Recoups $1.3M From Measured Progress Over Online Testing Woes

Measured Progress agreed to cut its fees by $789,000 and provide $510,000 worth of support for Nevada's implementation of science standards. (August 25, 2015)

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TES Global Opens Lesson-Sharing Marketplace to U.S. Teachers

The new site,, will allow U.S. educators to share and sell resources they create, through an online forum. (August 20, 2015)

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Industry & Innovation

Amplify's MOOC Is Sold, and Renamed as 'Edhesive'

Amplify's AP computer science massive, open, online course has been sold to a group of investors. (August 24, 2015)

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