Early Grades Crucial in Path to Reading Proficiency

States press to ensure that students from kindergarten on get the literacy support they need to meet 3rd grade reading milestones. (January 23, 2015)

Quality Counts 2015

Research Agency Awaits New Chief, Legislation

There's no end in sight to the Institute of Education Sciences' long wait to fill top leadership vacancies and get a reauthorization. (January 23, 2015)

ESEA Testing In Flux After Senate Hearing

(January 23, 2015)

School Districts Turn to Teachers to Lead

(January 22, 2015)

Latino Students Make Strides, Still Face Challenges, Report Shows

(January 23, 2015)

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  • Early-childhood advocate Cynthia Battle and Greg Powe, who works at a local barbershop, are among the unlikely partners who have come together to support digital learning efforts in Pittsburgh. —Jeff Swensen for Education Week
  • Erie'Onna Seaster, 3, and other children at the Crescent Early Learning Center in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood use an app-based activity to support
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  • Among the leaders of Pittsburgh's cross-sector effort to promote new approaches to education are, from left, Jennifer Beagen, Allegheny Intermediate Unit; Jane Werner, Pittsburgh Children's Museum; Cathy Lewis long, Sprout Fund; Audrey Russo, Pittsburgh Technology Council; Marilyn Russell, Carnegie Museum; Rick Fernandes, Fred Rogers Center; Mary Frances Cooper, Carnegie Library; and Sue Polojac, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children. —Jeff Swensen for Education Week

Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning

Local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh are behind a blueprint for digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate. (January 22, 2015)

Make K-12 Skills Relevant to Students

(January 23, 2015)

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Unanswered Questions About Early-Childhood Ed.

For Quality Counts 2015, researchers and a policymaker were asked to identify research concerns for early-childhood education. (January 16, 2015)

Differentiation Doesn't Work

Differentiated instruction adds depth and complexity to teaching, but it's all but impossible to implement in today's classrooms, James Delisle writes. (January 7, 2015)

GED Safety Net Is Fraying

In 2014, far fewer students earned GEDs. Walt Gardner questions the fairness of the new GED exam. (January 23, 2015)

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Education Week is recognizing school district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Learn more.

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Digital Directions

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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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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Unions Oppose Effort on Obamacare's Employer Mandate

Congressional Republicans' effort to raise the 30-hour-per-week threshold for employees receiving health care draws the opposition of two leading teachers' unions. (January 9, 2015)

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