Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans

With hundreds of millions of dollars left in the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, here's a look at how much grant money the 12 biggest winners still have in their coffers. (July 24, 2014)

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)

House, Senate Float Dueling Emergency-Funding Bills to Address Child Immigrants

(July 23, 2014)

A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

(July 22, 2014)

Glenn Beck Uses Simulcast Theater Event to Target Common Core

(July 23, 2014)

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Leonardo Guerra, who works for a food vendor, holds a school lunch tray featuring his company's whole wheat tortillas at the School Nutrition Association conference in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutritional standards for schools, which took effect in 2012, require schools to serve more fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains and to limit calories, fat, and sodium in their federally subsidized meals.
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Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned. (July 21, 2014)

Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

(July 24, 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)

Race to the Top, Wasn't

What President Obama termed "the most meaningful education reform in a generation" has proven to be more a cautionary tale than a model, writes Rick Hess. (July 24, 2014)

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Digital Directions

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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Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (July 15, 2014)

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Ed-Tech Community Faces Sexism Concerns

From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world. (July 3, 2014)

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