U.S. Children Make Fragile Progress, Analysis Finds

Economic instability and racial disparities threaten American children's educational and health progress, according to the 25th annual Kids Count report. (July 22, 2014)

Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned. (July 21, 2014)

New Lawsuit Challenges Adoption of Common Core in Louisiana

(July 21, 2014)

Teachers Get Up-Close Look at Supreme Court Workings

(July 21, 2014)

Fastest Growing Group of Migrants Arriving at Border: Children Under 12

(July 22, 2014)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands after being introduced by Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, left, at an event on Monday at the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, to announce additional commitments for "My Brother's Keeper," Obama's initiative aimed at helping boys and young men of color.
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Big-City Districts Join Obama Initiative for Boys of Color

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for black and Latino boys. (July 22, 2014)

Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards

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Four Lessons From Early Education

K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish. (July 18, 2014)

A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent $120 million gift to San Francisco Bay Area public schools is no panacea—just ask Newark, writes Frederick M. Hess. (July 16, 2014)

Are First-Year Teachers Ever Proficient?

It's a terrible shame that developing or improving a teaching practice over time has become something we "can't afford" in public education, writes Nancy Flanagan. (July 21, 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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Digital Directions

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy. (July 8, 2014)

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Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (July 15, 2014)

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Ed-Tech Community Faces Sexism Concerns

From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world. (July 3, 2014)

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