Rules Aim to Better Track Ed. Schools' Performance

Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. (November 25, 2014)

Tennessee Teachers Chafe at Common-Core Uncertainty

Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition. (November 25, 2014)

In Wake of Ferguson Decision, Area Schools Weigh Response

(November 24, 2014)

Report Suggests Schools Teach Grit, Other Life Skills

(November 26, 2014)

PARCC Test: Students Find Math Tougher Than English/Language Arts

(November 26, 2014)

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  • Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine progressions documents associated with the common core during a districtwide cross-grade training. —Swikar Patel/Education Week
  • Elementary teachers in Kent County, Md., examine a common-core math progressions document during a cross-grade meeting. —Swikar Patel/Education Week

Teachers Band Together to Build Math 'Coherence'

The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own. (November 25, 2014)

States Get Federal Running Room on Teacher-Equity Plans

(November 24, 2014)

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Early Learning Needs Accountability, Too

To be effective, systems should focus on birth through high school, say Elliot Regenstein and Rio Romero-Jurado. (November 25, 2014)

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)

Will Common Core Kill Creative Teaching?

Dave Powell says teachers won't be truly autonomous until a standard for pedagogy is established. (November 24, 2014)

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Take in some of the sights and sounds from a day at Collinswood Language Academy, a K-8 dual-language school in Charlotte, N.C.

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States Forging Ahead on Ed. Data Systems

States have established systems for collecting students' academic data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds. (November 20, 2014)

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines. (November 18, 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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