Rocky Road Foreseen for Newark Schools Overhaul

Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years. (July 9, 2014)

Cash Drew Contractor Expertise—and Controversy

Faced with crafting complex applications for federal Race to the Top aid, and putting that money to work if they won, states turned to consultants for help. (July 8, 2014)

U.S. Teenagers Really Don't Know the Value of a Dollar, Global Test Shows

(July 9, 2014)

FCC Prepares to Vote on E-Rate Overhaul

(July 8, 2014)

President Obama Asks Teachers for Help With Ed. Policy. What Did They Tell Him?

(July 9, 2014)

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Teachers at Ridgeway High School in Memphis, Tenn., begin a three-day Common Core State Standards training session. The state has spent $44 million of its $500 million Race to the Top grant to train more than 70,000 teachers in the new academic standards.
—Brandon Dill for Education Week

Tennessee on Dogged Path to Race to Top Finish

One of the earliest winners in the federal grant competition is working to make sure its efforts to transform public education don't slip away when its $500 million runs out. (July 8, 2014)

Education Haiku: Three Lines, 17 Syllables (or So), on Learning

(July 8, 2014)

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Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue. (July 7, 2014)

Unfinished Business: The Civil Rights Act and Education

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's signing, Robert Hutchings of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas reflects on the law's impact on education. (July 2, 2014)

Shutting Teachers Up

When practitioners aren't allowed to openly share their critical perspectives, they lose the ability to speak their own truths and use first-hand experience as a lever for change, writes opinion blogger Nancy Flanagan. (July 8, 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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Voices of History: John Stokes

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

Ed-Tech Market Dealmaking Fueled by Data Use

The "return on education" investment concept moves toward center stage as measuring the impact of ed-tech products and services becomes more sophisticated. (June 30, 2014)

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Amid Skepticism, Blended Learning Aims to Transform Teaching

Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well. (June 26, 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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