'Grit' May Not Spur Creative Success, Scholars Say

New studies suggest that teaching students to be more persistent and conscientious may not be the right strategy for motivating those with a creative bent. (September 2, 2014)

Calif. Governor Appeals Vergara Ruling on Teacher Tenure

The California governor is the latest to appeal the Vergara decision that struck down state teacher-tenure and dismissal laws. (September 2, 2014)

Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

(September 2, 2014)

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

(September 2, 2014)

Popular Child-Poverty Measure Gets Another Look

(August 29, 2014)

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  • Lynette Miller styles the hair of Quanaisha Naccaratto, 9, as she watches Annalise Saunders, 5, get prepped for school in Pittsfield, Mass. Pittsfield barbers and cosmetologists offer free back to school haircuts in an effort to promote anti-bullying. –Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle/AP
  • Myrtle Underwood Elementary School crossing guard Jeffrey "JR" Richardson, wearing a Batman costume, greets a student as he crosses the street on the first day of school in Raleigh, N.C. Richardson said he wanted to bring a smile to the children and their families as they arrived on campus to begin the new school year. –Robert Willett/The News & Observer/AP
  • Bryden Smith, who’s headed to pre-K for the first time, struggles to let go of his mother, Brandy, while friend Blake Shilcosky, right, a seasoned kindergarten student, offers his support, during the first day of classes at Forest Hills Elementary School in St. Michael, Pa. –John Rucosky/Tribune-Democrat/AP

Days of Mixed Emotions: 2014's Back-to-School Photos

Education Week's photo editors share their favorite back-to-school photographs from the Associated Press and contributing photographers across the United States. (September 2, 2014)

Baltimore's Teacher-Pay Experiment Gains Foothold

(August 29, 2014)

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Charter Activists Suffer From Truth Deprivation

The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi. (September 1, 2014)

Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete." (August 27, 2014)

Education Is an Ecosystem

"Education is less like a vast machine than it is like a rain forest," writes opinion blogger Jack Schneider. (August 1, 2014)

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Voices of History: John Stokes

In 1951, John A. Stokes led a student protest against the poor conditions in his segregated high school in Prince Edward County, Va., and later became a plaintiff in a case that was decided as part of Brown v. Board.

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Digital Directions

GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen. (August 26, 2014)

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Why Teachers Can't Trust Value-Added Evaluations Yet

High school math teacher William Eger argues that there's too much randomness in classrooms for teachers to be evaluated statistically like baseball players. (August 27, 2014)

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Waiver Setbacks Spell More Business Potential for Tutoring Companies

Tutoring companies are soliciting new business in Washington state after the loss of the No Child Left Behind waiver. (August 29, 2014)

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