National Group Backs Away From Firm in Chicago Probe

AASA, the School Superintendents Association, moves to end its partnership with the SUPES Academy, which has become embroiled in an FBI investigation into its $20.5 million no-bid contract with the Chicago public schools. (April 28, 2015)

Districts Partner to Build School Music Programs

A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program. (April 27, 2015)

Baltimore District Responds to Unrest, Announces School Cancellations

(April 27, 2015)

Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

(April 27, 2015)

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation

(April 24, 2015)

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  • Principal Kathleen L. Decker talks with art teacher Michael Cababe at Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, an elementary school in Las VEgas. Under a pilot program for successful school leaders, Ms. Decker is also serving as principal at Walter V. Long Elementary School. —Josh Hawkins for Education Week
  • Principal Kathleen L. Decker works in her sparse office at Walter V. Long Elementary School in Las Vegas. Ms. Decker is also the principal at the Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, an elementary school in the city. —Josh Hawkins for Education Week

Top Principals Expand Reach to Multiple Schools

The Clark County, Nev., and Denver districts are testing a new approach to school leadership, giving successful administrators more than one school to manage. (April 27, 2015)

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective

(April 28, 2015)

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A H.S. Diploma Doesn't Guarantee College Success

Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo. (April 24, 2015)

School Choice Works, Privatization Won't

School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell. (April 22, 2015)

Parent Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

Guest bloggers Mary Jane O’Connell and Kara Vandas want parent teacher conferences to become a meaningful experience for everyone involved. (April 26, 2015)

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Does Ohio's 3rd Grade Reading Test Miss Its Goal?

Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to 4th grade for those who failed the state's reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Video by Learning Matters.

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Digital Directions

New Research Shows Many Teens' Near-Constant Use of Online Sites, Tools

Nearly a quarter of teens are online "almost constantly" and 73 percent of teens own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. (April 21, 2015)

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Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago. (April 21, 2015)

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American Institutes for Research Apologizes for Latest Testing Woes in Fla.

Students in several counties ran into problems trying to log in to the state's online testing system, leading to testing delays. (April 20, 2015)

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