States Have Role to Play in Fostering Engagement

Enacting policies that support and encourage district and school-level student-engagement efforts should be a priority, says the National Association of State Boards of Education. (March 31, 2015)

School Chiefs Want Academic Leaders They Can Trust

The chief academic officer is seen as an interpreter and oracle, someone the superintendent relies on to shape and communicate a vision for improving instruction. (March 30, 2015)

Testing Clashes With Social-Media Monitoring

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At $43K Private School, Ed Tech Opens Doors

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Arne Duncan Gives Five States 'Early Bird' Renewal of NCLB Waivers

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  • Philadelphia high school student Nashali Caquias listens to feedback during a mock job interview at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that connects businesses and public schools and helps implement career academies. —Photo by Charles Mostoller for Education Week
  • Myles Taylor, left, ties a tie for fellow student Maliak Peters at a career fair organized by Academies, Inc., which was held at Philadelphia’s convention center. The teenagers were preparing for a “Dress for Success Relay.” —Photo by Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Employers Are Integral to Career-Tech Programs

New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses. (March 31, 2015)

Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests

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Opinion

Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards. (March 30, 2015)

Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?

Sometimes the common core seems like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says teacher Peter Greene. (March 30, 2015)

Growing Inequality Is Visible in K-12 Politics

Blogger David Menefee-Libey wonders how long before California bends to what he sees as the one-percenters' control of K-12 education "reforms." (March 27, 2015)

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Digital Directions

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced. (March 23, 2015)

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Finland to Focus on Interdisciplinary Teaching

A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes. (March 27, 2015)

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Global 1-to-1 Computing in Schools Expected to Grow 12 Percent

Seven countries provided 500,000 or more mobile devices to their students in K-12 last year, according to Futuresource Consulting. (March 25, 2015)

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