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 ESEA overhaul before year's end. (September 3, 2015)

Latest SAT Scores Continue Downward Trend

Students in the class of 2015 scored an average of 1490 on the SAT—the lowest since the 2,400-point scale was developed nearly a decade ago—and 41.9 percent of them were deemed to be college ready. (September 3, 2015)

Justice Pursues ADA Action Against Schools in Ga.

(September 3, 2015)

Colorado District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh In on School Voucher Program

(September 3, 2015)

Classroom Assignments Fail to Meet Common Core's Higher Bar, Study Says

(September 2, 2015)

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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)

Seriously, Lighten Up! Perfectionism in School Helps and Hurts Students

(September 2, 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)

Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English?

By living in a “monolingual bubble,” the United States misses out on business opportunities, a stronger national defense, and more, Heather Singmaster writes. (September 1, 2015)

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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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