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Rollout of Common Core Goes Under the Microscope

A variety of education groups and government officials alike assess the states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation. (April 24, 2014)

Two Districts, Two Approaches to Common-Core Curriculum

To help implement the common-core standards, one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher, while another writes its own materials. (April 24, 2014)

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Arne Duncan Revokes Washington State's NCLB Waiver

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Group to Develop Model Ethics Standards for Educators

(April 23, 2014)

Vision, Reality Collide in Common Tests

(April 22, 2014)

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  • Benjamin C. Owens teaches an honors physics class at Tri-County Early College High School in Murphy, N.C. He says he’ll refuse to give up his tenure voluntarily, even if it means missing out on a salary increase that the legislature put in place to ease the loss of the job protection. -Erin Brethauer for Education Week
  • Ben Owens, a teacher at Tri-County Early College High School teaches an Honors Physics class to juniors on April 17. Owens has been teaching at the school the past seven years. Previously, he was an engineer with DuPont.  -Erin Brethauer for Education Week

N.C. Districts, Teachers Sour on State's Anti-Tenure Law

In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators' and teachers' associations are protesting.
(April 24, 2014)

NAEP Crafts Plans to Deploy Tablets for Testing

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Opinion

Teacher Education: No Longer 'Business as Usual'

Twenty years after an article appeared in Teacher Magazine about the state of teacher education at one university, Ellis Hurd and Gary Weilbacher weigh in on where the program and teacher education stand today. (April 23, 2014)

How to Create a New K-12 Engine

Meeting each child where he or she is in early childhood and increasing out-of-school learning experiences are some of the ways to strengthen our weakened education system and drive K-12 results, writes Paul Reville. (April 21, 2014)

K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric

In their new opinion blog, Michelle Rhee and Jack Schneider "aim to move beyond the rhetoric (and counter-rhetoric) in an effort to restore some common ground for improving our schools." (April 21, 2014)

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Yearly Special Reports

Meet the 2014 Leaders To Learn From

With the 2nd annual Leaders To Learn From report, Education Week shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seized on good ideas and executed them effectively in their school systems. Read the full report.

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A single mother of four describes what it's like to raise a family in Potomac Gardens, a massive 1960s-era public-housing project in Washington.

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Digital Directions

Prominent Ed-Tech Players' Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—highlights concerns. (April 14, 2014)

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Student Voices: What Teachers Really Do

In this special edition of Teaching Ahead, student writers chime in on what they see as the greatest demands teachers face in their day-to-day work and what makes someone a good teacher. (April 22, 2014)

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Industry & Innovation

Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy. (April 14, 2014)

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