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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 23, 2014)

Obama Administration Programs for K-12 Vulnerable

Some of the president's high-profile K-12 programs may have an uncertain future without strong patrons in Congress or a formal anchor in federal law.
(April 22, 2014)

Vision, Reality Collide in Common Tests

(April 22, 2014)

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InBloom to Shut Down Amid Data-Privacy Concerns

(April 21, 2014)

Justices Uphold Michigan Ballot Ban on Race Preferences in Higher Ed.

(April 22, 2014)

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  • Brett Hurt, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., is wheeled into a news conference at Forbes Hospital. Hurt was one of the 21 victims injured by a knife-wielding students at the school this month.
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School Stabbings Signal Need for Broad Safety Plans

After a recent knife attack at a Pennsylvania high school, experts say educators should be prepared to respond to a range of potentially dangerous situations. (April 23, 2014)

Teacher Education: No Longer 'Business as Usual'

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Opinion

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)

Five Conditions for Encouraging School Improvement

To prepare students to be productive, forward-thinking individuals, districts must offer a range of accessible, high-quality, innovative schooling options, writes Heather Zavadsky. (April 18, 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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Digital Directions

Prominent Ed-Tech Players' Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—highlights concerns. (April 14, 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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