At Conn. School, Extended Day a Failed Experiment

The extended-day experiment at Brennan-Rogers School in New Haven, Conn., had exhausted students and teachers without making progress towards closing the achievement gap. (July 28, 2014)

AFT, NEA Agendas Converge Amid External, Internal Pressure

At their recent conventions, the teachers' unions showed remarkable alignment on key issues, from testing and accountability to common-core implementation and forceful rebukes of Secretary Duncan. (July 25, 2014)

Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet

(July 28, 2014)

Schools With Child Immigrants Can Tap Federal Resources

(July 28, 2014)

Race to the Top at 5: A Look at States' Spending Plans

(July 24, 2014)

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  • Young children, including Village Leadership Academy student Jevron Hobbs Jr., at left, play sports outside the Pomier Caves Anthropological Reserve north of San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic.  –Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
  • Two young boys pose for a portrait at the Sosua dump in the Dominican Republic where homeless people sort garbage.  –Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
  • Village Leadership Academy student Anarree Jonson looks out the bus window as a young boy peers in, hoping for a gift he can sell or use at the Sosua dump where he and other homeless people live and work in the Dominican Republic. –Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
  • A young Dominican alerts his friend to the photographer’s presence near the Jimenoa Waterfall near La Joya, Jarabacoa.  –Alyssa Schukar for Education Week
  • A single candle lights a young boy in a cave in the El Choco National Park near Cabarete, Dominican Republic.  –Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

For Chicago Students, Trip Yields Life Lessons

Photographer Alyssa Schukar talks about her experience accompanying students from the Village Leadership Academy in Chicago on a visit to the Dominican Republic. (July 28, 2014)

A Bipartisan Argument for Full-Service Community Schools

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Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies. (July 24, 2014)

Next Steps for Science Standards

States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes. (July 22, 2014)

Race to the Top, Wasn't

What President Obama termed "the most meaningful education reform in a generation" has proven to be more a cautionary tale than a model, writes Rick Hess. (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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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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Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (July 15, 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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