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Unions to Spend More Than Ever in State, Local Elections

In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association expect to spend big, in hopes of unseating Republican governors and flipping control of conservative state legislatures. (October 22, 2014)

Push for 'Learner Profiles' Stymied by Barriers

The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content. (October 22, 2014)

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment

(October 21, 2014)

Promise, Challenges Seen in Use of Federal Turnaround Aid

(October 22, 2014)

Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins Temporary Injunction in Contract Dispute

(October 20, 2014)

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Opinion

What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is. (October 21, 2014)

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

Education leaders should look to private and public institutions for the best that leadership has to offer, writes Andy Hargreaves. (October 20, 2014)

5 Ways to Prevent K-12 School Violence

As with many problems in K-12 schools, preventive policies can make a difference in the amount of violence experienced, writes Matthew Lynch. (October 11, 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

E-Rate Aid Inadequate, District Leaders Say

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey. (October 17, 2014)

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Teacher

When Teacher Observation Goes Horribly Wrong

In Mark T. Kissling's first year of teaching, it takes an embarrassing moment in the classroom for him to realize the importance of lightening up and not taking things too seriously. (October 15, 2014)

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Company Known for Student Surveys Unveils New Tool for Teachers

Tripod announced it is offering a new, free service aimed at helping educators use student survey data to refine their classroom practices. (October 7, 2014)

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