State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data Privacy

Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection. (April 15, 2014)

Scoring Details, Sample Questions Released for New SAT

Information about the revised scoring system and sample questions are made public in advance of the 2016 rollout of the redesigned SAT. (April 15, 2014)

Federal Charter Measure Clears Hurdle in House

(April 15, 2014)

Arne Duncan on Waivers, Common Core, and Teacher Prep

(April 16, 2014)

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

(April 14, 2014)

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Opinion

For Science Standards, Begin at the Beginning

New science standards should roll out over time, not launch in all grades at once, Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy write. (April 14, 2014)

This Toxic Standards Fight Isn't Helping Students

School choice provides an immediate and positive academic solution for students, unlike the hostile fight around the common core, writes Kevin P. Chavous. (April 11, 2014)

Why Teacher-Policymaker Partnerships Help Students

There's a powerful pragmatic argument for involving teachers as partners in making policy—not just implementing it, speaking in favor of it, or "giving input," writes Justin Minkel. (April 14, 2014)

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Meet the 2014 Leaders To Learn From

With the 2nd annual Leaders To Learn From report, Education Week shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seized on good ideas and executed them effectively in their school systems. Read the full report.

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Digital Directions

K12 Inc. Building a New Identity for Part of the Company

The virtual education provider says the move is intended to regroup similar resources under a single banner, and not to distance some of its services from a spate of critical news. (April 1, 2014)

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Teacher

'You Mean I'm Not Done Yet?': Using Portfolios to Improve Editing Skills

High school language arts teacher Marie Levey-Pabst explains how she got her students to revise their own writing and make their grades more meaningful. (April 7, 2014)

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Ed. Startups Navigate the Hard Market Realities for Sustaining Success

Following the thrill of launching new businesses, two ed-tech startups are facing the challenges of making smart decisions to attract more customers and grow revenues. (April 1, 2014)

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