Red Flags on the Road to ESEA Rewrite

Lopsided votes in the U.S. Senate and House obscure stark differences in their bills to overhaul the outdated Elementary and Secondary Education Act. (August 3, 2015)

As McGraw-Hill Leaves State Testing, New Market Thrives

McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments. (July 31, 2015)

Why Are Some State Chiefs Opting to Lead Districts?

(July 30, 2015)

College Board Releases Revised AP U.S. History Framework

(July 31, 2015)

Innovation Networks Need Both Autonomy, Support

(July 29, 2015)

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  • A combination of images captured by the New Horizons spacecraft, with enhanced colors to shows differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface. The images were taken when the spacecraft was 280,000 miles away from the dwarf planet.  —NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP
  • The atmosphere of Pluto was backlit by the sun when the New Horizons spacecraft was about 1.25 million miles away. The image is displayed with north at the top of the frame. —NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP
  • A region near Pluto's equator with a range of mountains as captured by the New Horizons spacecraft.  —NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI via AP

Pluto Photos Create New Avenues for Space Lessons

Photos from NASA’s New Horizons space probe are helping Pluto make its way to center stage in and out of school. (August 3, 2015)

Chicago Changes the Start Time at 82 Schools To Save Money

(July 31, 2015)

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To Protect Children at Risk, Feds Must Play a Role

Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. (July 30, 2015)

Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking

It's tough for educators to withhold judgment of a student's response, but Thomas Newkirk argues that it could help deepen student understanding. (July 28, 2015)

More Bad News for SAT/ACT

More and more people are coming to see the SAT and ACT for what they are—products for sale, says Peter Greene. (July 29, 2015)

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Turning Dropouts Into Diplomas

A personalized dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., has helped raise the city's graduation rate.
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Digital Directions

'Flipped Museum' Pilot Upends Traditional Field Trip Model

The North Carolina Museum of Art is applying the "flipped classroom" model, in an effort to better engage students. (July 27, 2015)

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Two Teachers Praised as Heroes in La. Theater Shooting

The local Association of Educators president credits teachers with quick thinking and increased crisis-training skills when a gunman attacked a movie theater in Lafayette, La. (July 27, 2015)

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U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Despite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market. (July 28, 2015)

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