Top Principals Expand Reach to Multiple Schools

The Clark County, Nev., and Denver districts experiment with giving successful leaders more than one school to manage. (April 27, 2015)

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation

A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of college graduates and high school dropouts has led to more nuanced findings about language development. (April 24, 2015)

School Issues at Stake in Fight Over Same-Sex Marriage

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Ohio District Creates a Lab for Blended Learning

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Acquire Scholastic Ed-Tech Businesses for $575M

(April 24, 2015)

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  • Educators and officials from both districts observe a music class at Nashville's Eakin Elementary School. —Joe Buglewicz for Education Week
  • Julie Ernst, a music teacher from Anaheim, Calif., gives a high-five to a student in a 2nd grade music class at Cane Ridge Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn. Ms. Ernst was part of a delegation from the Anaheim City school district that visited Nashville earlier this spring to learn about its music education programs. —Joe Buglewicz for Education Week

Districts Partner to Build School Music Programs

A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program. (April 27, 2015)

Charter Operators Pull Back From Memphis Turnaround Effort

(April 23, 2015)

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A High School Diploma Doesn't Guarantee College Success

Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo. (April 24, 2015)

School Choice Works, Privatization Won't

School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. (April 22, 2015)

What Does It Mean to Have 'More School Choice'? Part II

Having choices within a school is as important as being able to choose among them, writes Douglas Harris. (April 21, 2015)

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Does Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Test Miss Its Goal?

Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to fourth grade for those who failed the state's reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Video by Learning Matters.

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Digital Directions

New Research Reveals Teens' Near-Constant Use of Online Sites, Tools

Nearly a quarter of teens are online "almost constantly" and 73 percent of teens own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. (April 21, 2015)

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Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago. (April 21, 2015)

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American Institutes for Research Apologizes for Latest Testing Woes in Fla.

Students in several counties on Monday ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays. (April 20, 2015)

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