House Ed. Committee Chief Won't Seek Re-Election

The looming departure of U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., adds pressure on lawmakers in both chambers to agree on an overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act before year's end. (September 3, 2015)

Teacher Evaluation: An Overview of the Issue

Evaluations matter a lot—both to teachers and to those holding them accountable. But how can schools measure all teachers fairly? And what should they do with the results? This Education Week background guide delves into that debate. (September 3, 2015)

2015 SAT, ACT Scores Suggest Many Students Aren’t College Ready

(September 4, 2015)

Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena Through Partnership With Charter Network

(September 4, 2015)

Chicago to Reopen Dyett High School as Arts-Focused School, Innovation Lab

(September 4, 2015)

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Should 'Super Lice' Keep Students Out of School?

Districts have shifted away from screening students for lice, and experts favor policies that keep those infected in class, even as some strains of the insect are resistant to traditional treatments. (September 4, 2015)

Does the Partisan Divide Include the K-12 Curriculum?

(September 4, 2015)

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Teachers, Cops, and Conflict: Why We Need to De-Escalate

Sandra Bland's brutal encounter with the police earlier this summer holds lessons for teachers in de-escalating conflict, writes Adam Feinberg. (September 2, 2015)

We Must Teach for 'Range' and 'Depth'

When it comes to measuring student ability, not everything that counts can be counted, argues education professor James Nehring. (August 31, 2015)

Back to School: Tips for Implementing New Technology

As teachers head back to class, a school technology coordinator offers advice for making the transition to newly deployed tools and devices. (September 1, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. See the whole story.

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Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers. (August 26, 2015)

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A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings

A voluntary survey finds that earlier grades have more homework than recommended while later grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny. (August 27, 2015)

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Smarter Balanced to Review AIR's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop. (August 28, 2015)

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