Districts Struggle to Judge Ed-Tech Pilot Projects

A study suggests that school officials and technology developers often fail to set clear standards for gauging the success of those trial runs and for gathering teacher and student feedback. (December 1, 2015)

Days Could Be Numbered for No Child Left Behind

A bipartisan deal awaiting action in the House and the Senate would rewrite the law to give states leeway on accountability, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation, while keeping annual student testing. (November 25, 2015)

Reversing a Raw Deal: Rural Schools Often Pay Top Rates for Poor Internet Service

(November 23, 2015)

Students 'Self-Assess' Their Way to Learning

(November 24, 2015)

ESEA Reauthorization: The Every Student Succeeds Act Explained

(November 30, 2015)

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  • Paraprofessional Ivana Jakovljevic helps 8th grader Cristina Amaya, who is visually impaired, navigate the halls at STRIVE Prep-Federal, a charter school that partners with the Denver district to serve students with significant disabilities. —Nathan W. Armes for Education Week
  • Pablito Montoya pays close attention to teacher Sarah Bowman as she leads instruction for students at STRIVE Prep-Federal last month. —Nathan W. Armes for Education Week
  • Victor Jarron, an 8th grader with visual impairments who attends STRIVE Prep-Federal, a Denver charter school, uses his specially formatted iPad during class. STRIVE Prep-Federal is among several charters in the city that are partnering with the Denver district to serve more students with disabilities. —Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Denver Charters, District Team Up on Special Ed.

An atypical partnership is tackling one of the most persistent challenges for the charter sector—serving students with disabilities. (November 30, 2015)

What Mexico Gets Right About Adult Ed.

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Social Justice Isn't the Only Reason to Teach About Race

When teaching African-American history in schools, the work of a historian from a century ago still resonates, writes Jeffrey Aaron Snyder. (November 24, 2015)

How Do We Keep Good Principals?

Two former school leaders and current faculty members of the Harvard Graduate School of Education offer their views on school leadership. (November 20, 2015)

Scoring the New Every Student Succeeds Act

Four questions to ask when predicting the effectiveness of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), according to Rick Hess. (November 30, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. See the whole story.

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Digital Directions

Big Progress, Hurdles Seen on Schools' Internet Connectivity

A new analysis of federal E-rate application data finds improvements in access and pricing, but says affordability is still a worry for many schools. (November 19, 2015)

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Why I've 'Softened' My Classroom-Management Style

Sending kids out of class or out of school doesn’t set them up for success, it knocks them further down the ladder, high school teacher Joanna Schimizzi writes. (November 18, 2015)

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What Roadblocks Stand in the Way of a Digital K-12 Market?

A new report by MDR cites outmoded purchasing practices, data-privacy concerns, and other issues as slowing the K-12 transition from print to digital resources. (November 20, 2015)

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