Top Principals Expand Reach to Multiple Schools

The Clark County, Nev., and Denver districts are testing a new approach to school leadership, giving successful administrators more than one school to manage. (April 27, 2015)

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation

A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development. (April 24, 2015)

Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

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School Issues at Stake in Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Acquire Scholastic Ed-Tech Businesses for $575M

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  • Educators and officials from both districts observe a music class at Nashville's Eakin Elementary School. —Joe Buglewicz for Education Week
  • Julie Ernst, a music teacher from Anaheim, Calif., gives a high-five to a student in a 2nd grade music class at Cane Ridge Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn. Ms. Ernst was part of a delegation from the Anaheim City school district that visited Nashville earlier this spring to learn about its music education programs. —Joe Buglewicz for Education Week

Districts Partner to Build School Music Programs

A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program. (April 27, 2015)

When Should a State Consider a School Officially 'Turned Around'?

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A H.S. Diploma Doesn't Guarantee College Success

Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo. (April 24, 2015)

School Choice Works, Privatization Won't

School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. (April 22, 2015)

Parent-Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

Guest bloggers Mary Jane O’Connell and Kara Vandas want parent-teacher conferences to become a meaningful experience for everyone involved. (April 26, 2015)

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Does Ohio's 3rd Grade Reading Test Miss Its Goal?

Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to 4th grade for those who failed the state's reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Video by Learning Matters.

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Digital Directions

New Research Shows Many Teens' Near-Constant Use of Online Sites, Tools

Nearly a quarter of teens are online "almost constantly" and 73 percent of teens own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. (April 21, 2015)

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Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago. (April 21, 2015)

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American Institutes for Research Apologizes for Latest Testing Woes in Fla.

Students in several counties ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays. (April 20, 2015)

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