Obama Plan Lifts Threat of Deportation for Millions

By offering temporary legal status to an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, Obama's action will ease concerns about separating school-age children from their parents and guardians. (November 20, 2014)

N.Y. Teacher-Licensing Exams Show Higher Failure Rates

A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department. (November 21, 2014)

Achievements, Dissension Marked Tenn. Chief's Tenure

(November 20, 2014)

Possible Presidential Contender Jeb Bush Defends Common Core

(November 20, 2014)

Smarter Balanced Cut Scores Spark Debate About Test Score Reporting

(November 20, 2014)

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Common-Core Math Puts New Focus on ELLs

With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math standards pose unique challenges for students who are not fully proficient in English. (November 20, 2014)

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

(November 18, 2014)

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Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman. (November 11, 2014)

How We Can Help Black Female Students

Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says. (November 11, 2014)

What Happens to Deported Students?

These students are forced to leave their American communities by broken immigration laws, says guest blogger Willam Perez. (November 20, 2014)

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Teachers' Tech Knowledge Undersold, Study Says

A recent study challenges the notion that poor technology integration in schools stems from teachers' inexperience with technology outside of classrooms. (November 11, 2014)

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Fix Testing—Don't End It

ESL teacher Maura Henry doesn't hate tests—in fact, they help her do her job well. The problem isn't with testing in general, she says, but with bad tests. (November 12, 2014)

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Taking Stock of Personalized Learning

This report tackles the issue of personalized learning, arguably one of the hottest topics in education, and a concept that raises questions about how students should learn in the digital age. (November 7, 2014)

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