First Lady Taps U.S. Students for Equity Efforts

Michelle Obama's initiative seeks to remove barriers that keep about 62 million girls around the world from attending school. (September 1, 2015)

Nevada's School Choice Law Encounters Growing Pains

Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent. (September 1, 2015)

Classroom Assignments Fail to Meet Common Core's Higher Bar, Study Says

(September 2, 2015)

Standards, Finances Fuel Debates in State Elections

(August 31, 2015)

Judge Sentences Final Defendant in Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Case

(September 1, 2015)

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We Must Teach for 'Range' and 'Depth'

When it comes to measuring student ability, not everything that counts can be counted, argues education professor James Nehring. (August 31, 2015)

How We Rebuilt New Orleans' Schools 'From Scratch'

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools. (August 28, 2015)

Foreign Language Policies: Is Everyone Else Really Speaking English?

By living in a “monolingual bubble,” the United States misses out on business opportunities, a stronger national defense, and more, Heather Singmaster writes. (September 1, 2015)

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Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers. (August 26, 2015)

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A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings

A voluntary survey finds that earlier grades have more homework than recommended while later grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny. (August 27, 2015)

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Smarter Balanced to Review AIR's Test Platform

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of an open-source delivery platform it paid the American Institutes for Research to develop. (August 28, 2015)

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