Education Next Offers Policy Views, With an Edge

The crisply produced education quarterly straddles the worlds of newsstand magazines and academic journals—and sometimes sparks controversy along the way. (March 26, 2015)

Connecting Principals to School Districts' Top Academic Priorities

The link between a school system's chief academic officer and school-based leaders must be strong if districts want to turn lofty visions into achievement gains. (March 26, 2015)

New Research Underscores K-12 Shift From Print to Digital Materials

(March 26, 2015)

'Innovation Clusters' Aim to Improve Schools

(March 25, 2015)

Overhaul Urged to Aid Special Education in California

(March 25, 2015)

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With the rise of open educational resources and other digital materials, educators have access to more resources than ever. In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.
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Teaching the Standards By Fine-Tuning Policies

While the standards offer depth, they are not well supported by school instructional policies, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann. (March 25, 2015)

Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective

Teacher Ariel Sacks says that the key to realizing the potential of the common standards is teacher input. (March 24, 2015)

Why Are Schools Closed, and What Should Happen Next?

Those who decide to close schools should first take a look at successful school closures, writes Joe Nathan. (March 24, 2015)

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Leaders To Learn From: Discover. Aspire. Lead.

Education Week is recognizing school district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. Learn more.

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Digital Directions

Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said earlier this month that online testing was going smoothly, after two days of sporadic disruptions around the state. (March 4, 2015)

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N.Y. School Eliminates Homework, But Parents Protest

The elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework. Some parents are resisting the changes. (March 6, 2015)

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Digital Promise to Create Network of Ed. Innovation Clusters

With 14 innovation clusters in the United States, ed-tech advocates are working to connect the dots into a network to share lessons learned. (March 7, 2015)

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