Are Contracts to Blame for Teacher-Quality Gaps?

Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between schools with large and small concentrations of minority students. (April 25, 2014)

Rollout of Common Core Goes Under the Microscope

A variety of education groups and government officials alike assess the states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation. (April 24, 2014)

Arne Duncan Revokes Washington State's NCLB Waiver

(April 24, 2014)

N.C. Districts, Teachers Sour on State's Anti-Tenure Law

(April 24, 2014)

Group to Develop Model Ethics Standards for Educators

(April 23, 2014)

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  • Students in Maria Yepez's 4th grade class take a break for recess. In response to the common-core standards, the Long Beach school district decided to repurpose its existing textbooks and undertake an extensive curriculum-writing process around them.
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  • Maria Yepez works with her 4th grade class at Muir Academy in Long Beach, Calif., on exercises pegged to the common core that teach students critical reading and thinking skills. -David Walter Banks for Education Week

Two Districts' Approaches to Common-Core Curriculum

To help implement the common-core standards, one district opts for the offerings of a major publisher, while another writes its own materials. (April 24, 2014)

Common Core in Action

Reframing Career and Technical Education

(April 25, 2014)

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Teacher Education: No Longer 'Business as Usual'

Twenty years after an article appeared in Teacher Magazine about the state of teacher education at one university, Ellis Hurd and Gary Weilbacher weigh in on where the program and teacher education stand today. (April 23, 2014)

How to Create a New K-12 Engine

Meeting each child where he or she is in early childhood and increasing out-of-school learning experiences are some of the ways to strengthen our weakened education system and drive K-12 results, writes Paul Reville. (April 21, 2014)

K-12 Schools: Beyond the Rhetoric

In their new opinion blog, Michelle Rhee and Jack Schneider "aim to move beyond the rhetoric (and counter-rhetoric) in an effort to restore some common ground for improving our schools." (April 21, 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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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

NAEP Crafts Plans to Deploy Tablets for Testing

The architects of one of the best-known gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment. (April 22, 2014)

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Student Voices: What Teachers Really Do

In this special edition of Teaching Ahead, student writers chime in on what they see as the greatest demands teachers face in their day-to-day work and what makes someone a good teacher. (April 22, 2014)

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Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy. (April 14, 2014)

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