Rules Aim to Better Track Ed. Schools' Performance

Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. (November 25, 2014)

Tennessee Teachers Chafe at Common-Core Uncertainty

Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition. (November 25, 2014)

No Indictment in Ferguson Shooting; Area Schools Close

(November 24, 2014)

States Get Running Room on Teacher-Equity Plans

(November 24, 2014)

Math-Exam Performance Tasks Ratchet Up Expectations, Anxiety

(November 24, 2014)

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  • Educator and K-12 memorabilia collector Richard Lodish is surrounded by some of the items at his home in Bethesda, Md. An old wooden school bell, at left, dates from the early 19th century; a D’nealian cursive handwriting chart is at center, and an oversize abacus at right. —Charles Borst/Education Week
  • Reading blocks, late 19th century. —Charles Borst/Education Week
  • A Simplex-brand typewriter dated 1913. Index typewriters of this sort taught children the fundamentals of typing. One hand operates a pointer that selects a letter from the index, or wheel, while the other hand depresses a lever that moves the type to the paper. —Charles Borst/Education Week
  • Bell’s Common School Charts, dated 1891-1893. The educational wall charts contain subjects ranging from practical arithmetic to literacy, penmanship, and geography. The charts reflect the Common School Movement, an early effort to develop a common curriculum in American schools. —Charles Borst/Education Week
  • “Tardy Again,” an oil painting by Robert Greenless (1820-1904). —Charles Borst/Education Week

Gallery: A K-12 Collection for the Ages

Retired educator Richard Lodish’s collection of artifacts from the early days of American schooling has been deemed so historically significant that some of its contents are headed to the Smithsonian. (November 25, 2014)

Early Learning Needs Accountability, Too

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Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman. (November 11, 2014)

How We Can Help Black Female Students

Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says. (November 11, 2014)

Will Common Core Kill Creative Teaching?

Dave Powell says teachers won't be truly autonomous until a standard for pedagogy is established. (November 24, 2014)

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States Forging Ahead on Ed. Data Systems

States have established systems for collecting students' academic data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds. (November 20, 2014)

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines. (November 18, 2014)

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