N.Y.C. Head Start Inspection Sparks Congressional Letter

Two House education committee members demand to know why New York City’s Head Start grant was not suspended or revoked after inspections raised concerns about child safety. (April 20, 2015)

K-12 Print Needs Persist Despite Digital Growth

While many educators see benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students. (April 17, 2015)

Blended Learning Research Yields Limited Results

(April 17, 2015)

Fresh Battles Loom When Full Senate Takes Up ESEA Rewrite

(April 17, 2015)

Feds Seek Files on Elite Nonprofit in Chicago Schools Probe

(April 20, 2015)

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GOP Senators in White House Race May Tangle K-12 Debate

A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls—Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio—aren’t necessarily in lockstep with congressional education leaders on key issues. (April 20, 2015)

A National Strategy to Improve the Teaching Profession

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Why Teachers Need Time to Succeed

A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener. (April 16, 2015)

How to Reach the Poorest Kids

Jean-Claude Brizard writes that the ESEA's goal of equalizing K-12 funding in states and districts is key to serving low-income students. (April 15, 2015)

The Assault on Public Education Continues in North Carolina

A Republican-backed bill in North Carolina is another example of politicians trying to privatize education, argues Dave Powell. (April 14, 2015)

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Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know

Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques. (April 13, 2015)

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Testing Season Gets Teachers Excused From Jury Duty

Two teachers in Tampa, Fla., used the demands of testing season to get excused from being on the jury for a murder trial. (April 9, 2015)

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Mooresville, N.C., District Plans to Build Digital Innovation Center

Superintendent Mark Edwards asks investors for $2 million to open an ed-tech innovation center in his district where companies could test their products. (April 9, 2015)

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