Common Core at Four: Sizing Up the Enterprise

The common core has touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years, but big challenges remain for the enterprise. (April 21, 2014)

Studies Offer Insights on Implementing Common Core

At a national meeting of education researchers this month, scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts. (April 18, 2014)

A-F School Grading Targeted in New Mexico Equity Suit

(April 21, 2014)

Tests Balance Common Core, Those With Cognitive Issues

(April 17, 2014)

In Juvenile-Justice System, Education Seen Lacking

(April 17, 2014)

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Race to the Top: A Road Map

Follow the twists and turns of the federal Race to the Top program. See which states and districts have gotten money so far and what they are supposed to be doing with it. (April 18, 2014)

How to Create a New K-12 Engine

(April 21, 2014)

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Five Conditions for Encouraging School Improvement

In order to prepare students to be productive, forward-thinking individuals, districts must offer a range of accessible, high-quality, innovative schooling options, writes Heather Zavadsky. (April 18, 2014)

Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn't

Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write. (April 16, 2014)

Why Teacher-Policymaker Partnerships Help Students

There's a powerful pragmatic argument for involving teachers as partners in making policy—not just implementing it, speaking in favor of it, or "giving input," writes Justin Minkel. (April 14, 2014)

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Meet the 2014 Leaders To Learn From

With the 2nd annual Leaders To Learn From report, Education Week shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seized on good ideas and executed them effectively in their school systems. Read the full report.

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Life Inside the Projects

A single mother of four describes what it's like to raise a family in Potomac Gardens, a massive 1960s-era public housing project in Washington.

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Digital Directions

Prominent Ed-Tech Players' Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—yields concerns. (April 14, 2014)

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'You Mean I'm Not Done Yet?': Using Portfolios to Improve Editing Skills

High school language arts teacher Marie Levey-Pabst explains how she got her students to revise their own writing and make their grades more meaningful. (April 7, 2014)

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Industry & Innovation

New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom

After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information. (April 15, 2014)

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