States Far From Uniform in Kindergarten Commitment

While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements. (September 17, 2014)

Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study

Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN. (September 16, 2014)

Students Learn to 'Toggle' Between Dialects

(September 16, 2014)

Senate Education Panel Clears Education Research Bill

(September 17, 2014)

Districts Faced Challenges Implementing Federal Performance-Pay Grants

(September 17, 2014)

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State Sen. Jason Carter, left, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, speaks as his opponent, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, right, and moderator Charles Richardson, of the Macon Telegraph and the Page Foundation, listen during a forum sponsored by the state's largest teachers' association in Atlanta on Sept. 15.
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K-12 Spending and Charters Spark Clashes in Ga. Race

When education comes up in the Georgia governor's race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter, one theme is clear: Money talks. (September 16, 2014)

Debunking Three Assessment Myths

(September 17, 2014)

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It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says. (September 15, 2014)

We Need Teachers of Color

School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott. (September 9, 2014)

Teachers Should Dress as Students' Advocate, Not 'Peer'

Opinion blogger Larry Ferlazzo asked educators to weigh in on a burning question in faculty lounges and administrator offices: "How should teachers dress?" (September 14, 2014)

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Digital Directions

Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative

After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux. (September 8, 2014)

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The School Kindness Project

In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman. (September 12, 2014)

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In $2.5B Deal Microsoft to Buy 'Minecraft' Maker

The purchase of the hugely popular video game company confirms one of the most highly anticipated deals in the tech world. (September 15, 2014)

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