States Get Running Room on Teacher-Equity Plans

New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students. (November 24, 2014)

Math-Exam Performance Tasks Ratchet Up Expectations, Anxiety

The state consortia charged with developing common-core-aligned assessments take steps to address concerns about potential bias and difficulty level in the performance-based questions. (November 24, 2014)

With Michael Brown Grand Jury Verdict Near, Missouri District Cancels School

(November 21, 2014)

Digital Divide Largest by Education Level and Income, U.S. Census Bureau Finds

(November 21, 2014)

Sandy Hook Shooter's Needs Went Unmet by Schools and Parents, Report Concludes

(November 21, 2014)

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Obama Plan Lifts Threat of Deportation for Millions

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

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

(November 21, 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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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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