Leadership Issues Could Cloud Federal K-12 Picture

Turnover in top leadership in Congress and at the Education Department complicates the prospects for completing unfinished business on education policy. (October 12, 2015)

Training Gains a Toehold for Instructional Aides in Special Ed.

Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development. (October 9, 2015)

White House, Ed. Dept. Partner to Address Needs of Black English-Language Learners

(October 12, 2015)

Teachers Turn to Twitter for Solutions, Connection

(October 9, 2015)

Amid Political Shifts, Gates Reaffirms K-12 Priorities

(October 8, 2015)

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  • Students change classes at Dayton Early College Academy High School, a charter in Dayton, Ohio, as school staff member Shelley McNichols adjusts a display board. Ohio’s charter sector is set to get a windfall of federal money. —Kyle Grillot for Education Week
  • Judy Hennessey, the superintendent of two charter schools in Dayton, Ohio, stands inside the Dayton Early College Academy High School. She is among a group of charter leaders who want more stringent oversight of the charter sector, which is slated to get $71 million in federal funding over the next five years. —Kyle Grillot for Education Week

More Money, Scrutiny for Ohio Charters

In a state where charters have generated scandal-ridden headlines for years, critics and advocates alike are calling for tougher oversight. (October 9, 2015)

Giving Parents, and Teachers, the Right Information

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'Political Parenting' Can Be a Counter to Incivility

Parents and students must join forces to contribute to the civic development of young people, writes Michael McDevitt. (October 9, 2015)

5 Questions Policymakers Need to Ask About Test Results

Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss. (October 8, 2015)

Intergenerational Poverty Comes to a Halt Thanks to Community-Wide Vision

The I Have a Dream foundation in Oregon has the ambitious goal of helping all Alder Elementary students earn a diploma, writes Matthew Lynch. (October 9, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

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Digital Directions

The Digital Lives of 8th Graders, With CNN's Anderson Cooper

A CNN special examining how 13-year-olds are using social media includes a troubling look at issues such as "social combat." (October 6, 2015)

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Anyone Can Help a Student Graduate, PBS Program Aims to Prove

To go with the programming block, the producers also put out a list of seven simple steps that community members can take to help improve graduation rates. (October 2, 2015)

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Scrutinized for Privacy Controls

Microsoft is being criticized for its collection of data through Windows 10, an operating system that is sold to K-12 districts. (October 1, 2015)

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