Difficulties Linger for A-F Grading System in Indiana

While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school's grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed. (July 23, 2014)

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill

It's unlikely Congress will pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 before the end of this fiscal year, despite lawmakers' insistence they would. (July 23, 2014)

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

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U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Analysis Finds

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  • Joel Hinrichs, center, a social studies teacher at Branford High School in Branford, Conn., presents arguments during a moot court case during a Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers earlier this summer at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. The nearly 20-year-old program is aimed at giving teachers a deeper insight into the workings of the Supreme Court. —Jared Soares for Education Week
  • Joel Hinrichs, left, a social studies teacher at Branford High School in Branford, Conn., and Michael Allard, right, an English teacher at Santa Fe College's high school dual enrollment program in Gainesville, Fla., prepare to present arguments during a moot court case about Town of Greece v. Galloway during a Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers earlier this summer at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington. The case tested whether a municipality could open its meetings with a prayer led by a local member of the clergy. —Jared Soares for Education Week
  • Jamie Moore, an honors government and practical law teacher at Matoaca High School in Chesterfield, Va., performs the duties of a Supreme Court justice during moot court oral argument at the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers. —Jared Soares for Education Week
  • The Supreme Court Institute's Rachel Morris reminds high school teachers playing the role of Supreme Court justice to ask questions during a moot court case. —Jared Soares for Education Week

Teachers Get Up-Close Look at Supreme Court Workings

The Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers brings educators with a keen interest in the law to Washington for a hands-on encounter with the nation's highest court. (July 21, 2014)

New Lawsuit Challenges Adoption of Common Core in Louisiana

(July 21, 2014)

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Next Steps for Science Standards

States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes. (July 22, 2014)

Four Lessons From Early Education

K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish. (July 18, 2014)

Grading Race to the Top on Its Merits

Although it's not the silver bullet that many believed it would be, Race to the Top is a step in the right direction when it comes to education policy reform, writes Matthew Lynch. (July 22, 2014)

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Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. (July 21, 2014)

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