More Money and Scrutiny Slated for Ohio Charters

In a state where charters have generated scandal-ridden headlines for years, critics and advocates alike are calling for tougher oversight. (October 9, 2015)

Teachers Turn to Twitter for Solutions, Connection

Educators say the social media platform offers immediacy and practicality often missing from school PD programs. (October 9, 2015)

Amid Political Shifts, Gates Reaffirms K-12 Priorities

(October 8, 2015)

Former Chicago Schools CEO Indicted in Alleged Bribery, Kickback Scheme

(October 8, 2015)

Calif. Set to Adopt Literacy Materials Tied to Standards

(October 7, 2015)

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  • Paraprofessional Stefanie Trotter uses flashcards of words and objects with 7th grader Jack Robinson, 13, while certified teacher Sam Gutierrez works with other students, right, in a special education classroom at Siloam Springs Middle School in Siloam Springs, Ark. —Shane Bevel for Education Week
  • Paraprofessional Karla Castaneda works with 8th graders Charod Cohen, 13, and Luke Lowry, 14, right, on identifying signs in a special education classroom at Siloam Springs Middle School in Arkansas. —Shane Bevel for Education Week

Schools Doing More to Train Spec. Ed. Aides

Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development. (October 9, 2015)

'Political Parenting' Can Be a Counter to Incivility

(October 9, 2015)

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5 Questions Policymakers Need to Ask About Test Results

Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss. (October 8, 2015)

Don't Let ZIP Codes Predict Students' Futures

Principals can help counteract the negative outcomes predicted for students who live in certain neighborhoods, writes principal coach Rebecca Wheat. (October 7, 2015)

The Obama Education Legacy

The Obama administration has been divisive and has failed to keep promises regarding education policy, says Rick Hess. (October 8, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. See the whole story.

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Digital Directions

The Digital Lives of 8th Graders, With CNN's Anderson Cooper

A CNN special examining how 13-year-olds are using social media includes a troubling look at issues such as "social combat." (October 6, 2015)

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Anyone Can Help a Student Graduate, PBS Program Aims to Prove

To go with the programming block, the producers also put out a list of seven simple steps that community members can take to help improve graduation rates. (October 2, 2015)

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Industry & Innovation

Microsoft's Windows 10 Scrutinized for Privacy Controls

Microsoft is being criticized for its collection of data through Windows 10, an operating system that is sold to K-12 districts. (October 1, 2015)

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