AFT, NEA Agendas Converge Amid Pressure

At their recent conventions, the teachers' unions showed remarkable alignment on key issues, from testing and accountability to common-core implementation and forceful rebukes of Secretary Duncan. (July 25, 2014)

Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans

With hundreds of millions of dollars left in the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, here's a look at how much grant money the 12 biggest winners still have in their coffers. (July 24, 2014)

The Winners, and Losers, in E-Rate Modernization

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A Double Dose of Math Has Diminishing Returns, Study Finds

(July 22, 2014)

Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

(July 24, 2014)

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Tony Bennett ponders a question at a news conference last year, where he announced his resignation as Florida education commissioner. The move came following reports that Mr. Bennett had altered Indiana’s A-F school accountability system in his previous role as that state's education chief.
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Difficulties Linger for A-F Grading System in Indiana

While former Indiana state chief Tony Bennett is cleared of ethics allegations in the changing of a charter school's grade, the state is considering major changes in the grading system he championed. (July 23, 2014)

Can States Make Student Data Useful for Schools?

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Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies. (July 24, 2014)

Next Steps for Science Standards

States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes. (July 22, 2014)

Race to the Top, Wasn't

What President Obama termed "the most meaningful education reform in a generation" has proven to be more a cautionary tale than a model, writes Rick Hess. (July 24, 2014)

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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 21, 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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Ed-Tech Community Faces Sexism Concerns

From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world. (July 3, 2014)

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