In Juvenile-Justice System, Education Seen Lacking

A new report cites inaccurate assessments of the needs of students entering the system, poor coordination between teaching and learning, and inconsistency in curricula cited as significant problems. (April 17, 2014)

State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data Privacy

Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection. (April 15, 2014)

Scoring Details, Sample Questions Released for New SAT

(April 16, 2014)

Suicide Highlights Role of Social Media in Schools' Crisis-Response Efforts

(April 16, 2014)

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

(April 14, 2014)

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Special education teacher Greta Smith works with a student during class at Buhler Grade School in Buhler, Kan. Students at the school are among those field-testing assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards and designed for those with cognitive disabilities.
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Tests Balance Common Core, Those With Cognitive Issues

Specialized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards are being field-tested for students with severe cognitive disabilities. (April 17, 2014)

Districts Cheer Kansas K-12 Aid Deal, Despite Uncertainties

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Gifted Ed. Is Crucial, But the Label Isn't

Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write. (April 16, 2014)

For Science Standards, Begin at the Beginning

New science standards should roll out over time, not launch in all grades at once, Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy write. (April 14, 2014)

Why Teacher-Policymaker Partnerships Help Students

There's a powerful pragmatic argument for involving teachers as partners in making policy—not just implementing it, speaking in favor of it, or "giving input," writes Justin Minkel. (April 14, 2014)

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Digital Directions

K12 Inc. Building a New Identity for Part of the Company

The virtual education provider says the move is intended to regroup similar resources under a single banner, and not to distance some of its services from a spate of critical news. (April 1, 2014)

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Teacher

'You Mean I'm Not Done Yet?': Using Portfolios to Improve Editing Skills

High school language arts teacher Marie Levey-Pabst explains how she got her students to revise their own writing and make their grades more meaningful. (April 7, 2014)

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New York Seeks an Alternative to inBloom

After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information. (April 15, 2014)

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