Poverty Data Signal Urgency for Schools

The shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's schools makes addressing the needs of disadvantaged children a higher priority, researchers and educators say. (January 30, 2015)

Chicago's Closures Drove Most to Better-Rated Schools

A new study also finds that nearly one-third of students who didn't choose one of the district's "welcoming schools" opted for lower-performing schools than the ones they left behind. (January 29, 2015)

Doctors Enlisted to Deliver Early-Literacy Message

(January 29, 2015)

Study: Credit Hours Are Still Useful Measures for Schools

(January 29, 2015)

AFT Mounts Strong Opposition to Federal Teacher-Prep Proposal

(January 30, 2015)

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  • Sam Anderson, left, a retired profess of mathematics and black history, leads a discussion during United Opt Out's national conference this month in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. —Swikar Patel/Education Week
  • Kathleen Jasper, left, former educator and school administrator, and Cindy Hamilton, a parent and the co-founder of Orlando Opt Out, lead a session at United Opt Out's national conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

Activists Share Strategies for 'Opting Out' of Tests

At a recent national conference in Florida, advocates and parents strategized on getting more people involved in the growing practice of "test refusal." (January 30, 2015)

Educators: Help Students Grasp the Moral Threshold

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Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

One of the leading proponents of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, writes a spirited defense of the teaching practice. (January 28, 2016)

Charters Need Policy and Community Support

Good laws are important, but they aren't the only key to successful charter schools, Nina Rees and Todd Ziebarth say. (January 26, 2016)

Not on Twitter Yet? Why Not?

When it comes to Twitter, educators fall into four groups, says Peter DeWitt. Which one are you? (January 29, 2015)

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What Good Technology Use Looks Like in the Early Years

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Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year. (January 20, 2015)

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Google Signs Pledge on Student-Data Privacy

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama. (January 20, 2015)

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