Texas District Tests R&D Model With Novice Teachers

By systematically implementing, testing, tweaking, and expanding a new support program for novice teachers, Austin educators are aiming to apply research for an immediate impact on the classroom. (September 19, 2014)

Funding Doesn't Follow National Praise for Civic Education

Constitution Day is as much a reminder about the lack of government support for civic education as it is the anniversary of the nation's highest law, educators and advocates say. (September 19, 2014)

Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs

(September 18, 2014)

Is Turmoil in Los Angeles Unified Becoming Too Familiar?

(September 18, 2014)

States Far From Uniform in Kindergarten Commitment

(September 17, 2014)

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  • Diana Diaz-Harrison, the founder of the Arizona Autism Charter School in Phoenix, talks with a young student at the school, while Sammy, her son, stands alongside her on the playground. The school is among about 100 charter schools across the country that specialize in serving students with special needs or disabilities. —Patrick Breen for Education Week
  • Brittni Mulvin, a teacher at the Arizona Autism School in Phoenix, leads a combined class of 1st and 2nd grade students. Founded by a parent, the 90-student charter school filled up immediately upon opening this year. —Patrick Breen for Education Week
  • A student in Ms. Mulvin’s class adds a Ninja Turtle head to his chart as a reward for completing a class activity. The school uses Applied Behavior Analysis, an awards-based approach that is considered effective for students with autism. —Patrick Breen for Education Week

Special Education Charters Renew Inclusion Debate

Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools. (September 18, 2014)

Making College Access a Local Reality

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Debunking Three Assessment Myths

Teachers have options for managing the pressures of national and local testing demands, write K-12 educators Sherah Betts Carr and Anaya Bryson. (September 16, 2014)

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)

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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Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in 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)

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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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