Arne Duncan Resigning as Education Secretary

Duncan, who leaves in December, has pushed through dramatic levels of change in K-12 policy over nearly seven years in office. (October 2, 2015)

Choice Advocates Seek Private School Expansion

As large-scale choice programs mature and new ones are created, advocates are looking to the thriving charter sector for lessons in how to grow. (October 5, 2015)

N.Y.C. Pushes to Meet Promise of Universal Pre-K

(September 29, 2015)

Rhode Island High School Leader Named National Principal of the Year

(October 5, 2015)

NEA Endorses Hillary Clinton in Democratic Primary

(October 5, 2015)

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Video Gaining as Key Tool in PD Plans

As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice. (October 5, 2015)

PD in the Common-Core Era

We Already Know How to Close the Achievement Gap

(October 5, 2015)

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A Degree at Any Cost? Not So Fast

In boosting attainment of higher education, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business President Howard E. Horton. (October 2, 2015)

A Bad Way to Defend Good Programs

We should promote the intrinsic value of education ideas, rather than justifications tied to external outcomes, advises Alfie Kohn. (September 30, 2015)

Should We Coach Teachers on Teaching to the Test?

Teachers must find a balance between providing students with both quality instruction and test-taking strategies, writes guest blogger Dave Schor. (October 1, 2015)

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Culture, Academics Mesh in New Orleans Schools

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. See the whole story.

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Digital Directions

L.A. Mulls Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Troubled Tech Project

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the proposed settlement funds would give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology. (September 29, 2015)

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Anyone Can Help a Student Graduate, PBS Program Aims to Prove

To go with the programming block, the producers also put out a list of seven simple steps that community members can take to help improve graduation rates. (October 2, 2015)

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Industry & Innovation

Harvard Report Seeks Better Business, Nonprofit Cooperation in K-12

The nonprofits that support K-12 districts "seldom collaborate with each other, rarely share common goals, and measure outcomes inconsistently," a new report argues. (September 28, 2015)

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