Vendors at Odds Over Nevada Testing Problems

The testing provider accused of botching the state's common-core assessments last month claims the responsibility lies at least partly with another vendor. (May 4, 2015)

More Rigorous GED Spurs Jitters, Competition

The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards. (May 1, 2015)

Education Is Political. Can Teachers Afford Not to Be?

(May 1, 2015)

Amid Baltimore Turmoil, Students and Educators Seek Understanding

(May 1, 2015)

Federal Aid Formulas a Sticky Issue in ESEA Debate

(April 30, 2015)

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Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust in U.S. Schools

While some schools have struggled to meet the needs of an influx of immigrant students, others are offering supports to help them get a linguistic, cultural, and academic foothold. (May 4, 2015)

Early-Education Teachers Need Better Training

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Why Are We Teaching Democracy Like a Game Show?

Memorizing the answers to a naturalization test will not help students learn about civics, writes Joseph Kahne. (April 29, 2015)

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media

High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention. (April 28, 2015)

When the Governor Sneezes the Whole State Catches a Cold

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to push for controversial education policies amid pushback from teachers and school communities, writes Peter DeWitt. (May 3, 2015)

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Does Ohio's 3rd Grade Reading Test Miss Its Goal?

Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to 4th grade for those who failed the state's reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Video by Learning Matters.

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Digital Directions

Common Sense Media Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

With a range of legislative and political activities, the effort aims to be an "AARP for kids" in terms of reach. (April 29, 2015)

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Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

Shanna Peeples, who currently works at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, is splitting time between teaching and instructional coaching. (April 27, 2015)

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Site Gives Vendors Intel on Big K-12 Spending Projects

A new online "bond finder" service will provide detailed insight on major bond issues and capital-improvement projects in school districts. (April 27, 2015)

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