Unions to Spend More Than Ever in State, Local Elections

In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the nation's two largest teachers' unions are spending money on campaigns against Republican governors and efforts to flip control of conservative state legislatures. (October 22, 2014)

Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but experts are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat. (October 22, 2014)

For Success in Life, Character Matters as Much as Academic Skill, Study Says

(October 22, 2014)

Push for 'Learner Profiles' Stymied by Barriers

(October 22, 2014)

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment

(October 21, 2014)

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New York City Chancellor Carmen Fariña, speaking to the media after Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed her, is moving the 1.1 million-student district away from some of the high-stakes accountability policies of the previous 12 years.
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N.Y.C. Chancellor Forging a New Schooling Era

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)

Promise, Challenges Seen in Use of Federal Turnaround Aid

(October 22, 2014)

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Opinion

What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is. (October 21, 2014)

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)

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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