Ferguson-Area Schools Face 'Balancing Act' Amid Unrest

Local districts are walking a tightrope between returning to the normal routine while acknowledging the street protests and larger debate about race and law enforcement sparked by the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo. (August 22, 2014)

Congress Making Headway on Higher Education Act

Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses. (August 22, 2014)

Voices From Inside a School With No Racial Majority

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Better Oversight Needed of Federal Program for Homeless Students, GAO Says

(August 22, 2014)

Education Activism Begins With Teachers

(August 22, 2014)

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Students chat in an 8th grade social studies class at Valley Point Middle School in Dalton, Ga. The school’s enrollment shifted to a majority of nonwhite students last school year.
—Shawn Poynter for Education Week

U.S. School Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students.
(August 21, 2014)

Q&A: An Arkansas School District's Response to Population Change

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Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says. (August 20, 2014)

Opinion Roundtable: Changing Demographics

What should policymakers and educators keep in mind as they consider the changing make-up of the American classroom? (August 21, 2014)

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives). (August 22, 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

Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards. (August 15, 2014)

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Goodbye, PowerPoint: How Education Conferences Are Branching Out

With so many options for professional development, conference organizers are trying new ways to engage educators and make their events stand out. (August 13, 2014)

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Sales of Chromebooks Rising Rapidly, Fueled by Education Sector

Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for the next few years, according to a new market analysis. (August 12, 2014)

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