Two School Districts Share Urban Education Prize

The Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., school systems this year will share the Broad Prize for Urban Education, which recognizes school systems that improve academic achievement while narrowing achievement gaps. (September 22, 2014)

Child-Care, Research Bills on Congressional Short List

Congress appears ready to make a pair of education-related bills among the first bound for the president's desk in its upcoming lame-duck session. (September 22, 2014)

Common Core a Litmus Test in Arizona Education Chief's Race

(September 22, 2014)

Texas District Tests R&D Model With Novice Teachers

(September 19, 2014)

Fla. Virtual School Wins Right to Pursue Trademark Suit

(September 19, 2014)

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Getting Beyond One 'Right Way' of K-12 Reform

We need to change the system so that some in K-12 can truly innovate, while others stick to tradition but improve incrementally, Ted Kolderie says. (September 22, 2014)

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School Business Officials Juggle Financial Challenges

(September 20, 2014)

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Making College Access a Local Reality

For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps. (September 16, 2014)

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)

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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Voices of History: John Stokes

In 1951, John A. Stokes led a student protest against the poor conditions in his segregated high school in Prince Edward County, Va., and later became a plaintiff in a case that was decided as part of Brown v. Board.

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Digital Directions

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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Industry & Innovation

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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