Draft SIG Guidance Details New Turnaround Options

Struggling schools that get federal aid under the School Improvement Grant program could receive new flexibility for using that money under draft guidance issued by the Education Department. (September 15, 2014)

Education Looms Large in Pivotal U.S. Senate Races

Stark policy differences over issues such as the common core and education funding add heat to a handful of competitive campaigns that could help decide which party controls the Senate. (September 12, 2014)

New School Leaders' Standards Released for Public Comment

(September 15, 2014)

CDC: Nearly 8 in 10 Children Miss Developmental Screenings

(September 15, 2014)

New Global Fellowship Launched to Train Teacher-Coaches

(September 12, 2014)

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Common-Core Discontent Reflected in N.Y. Primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing. (September 15, 2014)

Eduflack: It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

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We Need Teachers of Color

School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott. (September 9, 2014)

Dispelling the Myth of Deferred Gratification

Lessons from a famous experiment asking children to wait for a treat have been misconstrued, pushing schools to try to "fix" children rather than what and how they're taught, writes Alfie Kohn. (September 9, 2014)

Taking a Long View on the Common Core

The future of the common core depends less on today's opinion polls and more on efforts to address implementation challenges and to support teachers, writes blogger Carl Finer. (September 11, 2014)

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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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Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative

After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux. (September 8, 2014)

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The School Kindness Project

In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman. (September 12, 2014)

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Innovative Teacher in Three (Easy) Steps

Opinion blogger Benjamin Levy says he developed the mindset and fostered the environment to create his ed-tech startup while he was a middle school science teacher. (September 8, 2014)

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