Superintendents Support Common-Test Consortia

In a new survey of superintendents from Gallup and Education Week, most school district chiefs say they want states to stay the course on common-core tests. (September 29, 2014)

Advances in Technology Fuel LMS Identity Crisis

Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem. (September 29, 2014)

College-Going Rates for High School Graduates Higher Than Anticipated

(September 29, 2014)

Will Common Math Tests Slight Open-Ended Tasks?

(September 26, 2014)

Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards

(September 24, 2014)

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  • Sen. Jason Carter, the Democratic candidate for governor, has clashed with his opponent on issues such as K-12 funding and expansion of charter schools. —Dustin Chambers for Education Week
  • Georgia Republican Gov. Nathan Deal says his Democratic opponent for governor is short on clear education-funding solutions. —Dustin Chambers for Education Week
  • Richard Woods, the Republican candidate for Georgia state schools superintendent, is an opponent of the Common Core State Standards. —Dustin Chambers for Education Week
  • The Democratic candidate for Georgia state schools superintendent, Valarie Wilson, supports the common core. Both Wilson and her opponent have taken issue with various aspects of federal K-12 policy. —Dustin Chambers for Education Week

Key Georgia Electoral Races Put K-12 Front and Center

Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia. (September 29, 2014)

Due Process Laws Vary for Teachers by State

(September 25, 2014)

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Harnessing Penny Power to Learn What Works

If federal officials would dedicate one penny of every dollar spent on K-12 learning to education research, the payback would be enormous, Robert Balfanz writes. (September 23, 2014)

The Common Core Is Working in My Classroom

Jeff Baxter, the Kansas State Teacher of the Year, writes that the standards have made him a better educator. (September 23, 2014)

A New Conversation Conversation

There has been much noise about fresh starts, new conversation, inclusive tones, and shiny new wrapping, writes opinion blogger Peter Greene. What does it all mean? (September 24, 2014)

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Voices of History: John Stokes

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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Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in Study

Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN. (September 16, 2014)

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Helping Students Understand Literary Texts Through Performance

High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work. (September 26, 2014)

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Efficiency Index Report Challenged by Think Tank

An economist questions the inputs, outputs, and conclusions of a report that ranked the U.S. 19th out of 30 countries in educational efficiency. (September 23, 2014)

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