Educators Find Clues in How Students Seek Help

Researchers say teachers and policymakers can learn a lot about students' mindsets and school climate by watching how students get the help they need in class. (August 27, 2014)

Fiscal Recovery Buoys K-12 Budgets as School Starts

Most states are feeling a modest funding lift, experts on education finance say, but revenue streams remain unstable. (August 26, 2014)

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Massive iPad Contract

(August 26, 2014)

GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

(August 26, 2014)

Leadership, Political Winds Buffet Education Advocacy Groups

(August 25, 2014)

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  • Dilma shows a photograph of her 12-year-old son, David, who recently arrived from San Pedro Sula, Honduras.—Lexey Swall/Grain for Education Week
  • The 29-year-old mother, who is undocumented, reunited with her son after eight years. David traveled to the United States with three other boys.—Lexey Swall/Grain for Education Week

Boy Starts School in U.S. After Journey From Honduras

Like thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who've arrived in the country since last fall, David brings harsh memories, and his family’s hopes, as he starts middle school in the District of Columbia. (August 25, 2014)

Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

(August 27, 2014)

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The Teacher Evaluation Confronts the Future

The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane. (August 25, 2014)

Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says. (August 20, 2014)

The Five Habits of Creative Teachers

Five educators and innovation experts discuss their efforts to help teachers cultivate greater creativity in the classroom (and their lives). (August 22, 2014)

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Digital Directions

Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards. (August 15, 2014)

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Education Activism Begins With Teachers

Bright, social-justice-oriented students should not be cavalierly dismissing teaching as an option, writes Margaret Healy. (August 20, 2014)

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Sales of Chromebooks Rising Rapidly, Fueled by Education Sector

Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for the next few years, according to a new market analysis. (August 12, 2014)

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