Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment

Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining. (October 21, 2014)

N.Y.C. Chancellor Forging New Era for Nation's Largest District

Ten months since taking over the helm of the 1.1 million-student district, Carmen Fariña has chipped away at former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's signature K-12 policies. (October 21, 2014)

'Personalized Learning' Eludes Easy Definitions

(October 20, 2014)

Philadelphia Teachers' Union Wins Temporary Injunction in Contract Dispute

(October 20, 2014)

Digital Learning Games Used by Majority of Teachers, Survey Finds

(October 21, 2014)

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School Successes Inspire N.C. Push for Dual Language

Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrate why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea. (October 20, 2014)

What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

(October 21, 2014)

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Opinion

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

Education leaders should look to private and public institutions for the best that leadership has to offer, writes Andy Hargreaves. (October 20, 2014)

Reimagining Early-Childhood Education

Investing in children's social and emotional development yields significant academic and economic benefits, write three early-education advocates. (October 14, 2014)

5 Ways to Prevent K-12 School Violence

As with many problems in K-12 schools, preventive policies can make a difference in the amount of violence experienced, writes Matthew Lynch. (October 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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Digital Directions

E-Rate Aid Inadequate, District Leaders Say

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey. (October 17, 2014)

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Teacher

When Teacher Observation Goes Horribly Wrong

In Mark T. Kissling's first year of teaching, it takes an embarrassing moment in the classroom for him to realize the importance of lightening up and not taking things too seriously. (October 15, 2014)

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Company Known for Student Surveys Unveils New Tool for Teachers

Tripod announced it is offering a new, free service aimed at helping educators use student survey data to refine their classroom practices. (October 7, 2014)

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