Schools Set to Adjust to Revamped E-Rate Policies

A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded. (August 1, 2014)

Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards. (July 30, 2014)

A Closer Look at a Math Performance Task From PARCC

(August 1, 2014)

Snapshot of Teacher Union Spending on House, Senate Campaigns

(August 1, 2014)

Pearson Reports Sales Decline, 4,000 Jobs Dropped in Restructuring

(July 31, 2014)

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Principals Turning to Entrepreneurial Strategies

Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools. (July 31, 2014)

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The Teachers' Unions Must Embrace the Future

Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis. (July 30, 2014)

Full-Service Community Schools: A Bipartisan Case

U.S. Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat, and Aaron Schock, a Republican, introduced a bill last week that would create a competitive-grant program to expand such schools. (July 28, 2014)

Response: Race to the Top Has Been a 'Fiasco'

Opinion blogger Larry Ferlazzo asks readers: Has the federal Race to the Top program been a success, a fiasco, or something in between? (July 24, 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

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. (July 8, 2014)

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Open Letter to a First-Year Teacher (From a Second-Year Teacher)

For Robert Kolar, the first year of teaching was difficult—but it was also rewarding. He offers some advice to new teachers starting this fall. (July 29, 2014)

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Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in K-12 schools in the United States, also says it is selling millions of iPads to education customers worldwide. (July 24, 2014)

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