Principals Turning to Entrepreneurial Strategies

Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools. (July 31, 2014)

Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards. (July 30, 2014)

Lawsuits Targeting Federal Health-Care Law Could Impact K-12 Districts

(July 30, 2014)

Flashback: 1989 Poll Finds American Public 'Ready for National Curriculum'

(July 30, 2014)

Ind. Education Split Plays Out in No Child Request

(July 31, 2014)

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E-Cigarettes Cloud Schools' Anti-Smoking Policies

Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds. (July 29, 2014)

Open Letter to a First-Year Teacher (From a Second-Year Teacher)

(July 31, 2014)

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Opinion

The Teachers' Unions Must Embrace the Future

Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis. (July 30, 2014)

Full-Service Community Schools: A Bipartisan Case

U.S. Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat, and Aaron Schock, a Republican, introduced a bill last week that would create a competitive-grant program to expand such schools. (July 28, 2014)

Response: Race to the Top Has Been a 'Fiasco'

Opinion blogger Larry Ferlazzo asks readers: Has the federal Race to the Top program been a success, a fiasco, or something in between? (July 24, 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

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 8, 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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Industry & Innovation

Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in K-12 schools in the United States, also says it is selling millions of iPads to education customers worldwide. (July 24, 2014)

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