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Federal Program Offers Ed. Startups Money, Advice

Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies. (October 31, 2014)

State Initiatives Widen Reach of ACT and SAT Tests

Nearly half of states—and school districts in most others—have some form of wide-scale administration of the college-admissions tests in high school. (October 30, 2014)

Education and the Election: A Guide to Key Races

(October 29, 2014)

N.Y.C. Schools to Open Doors to Student Cellphones

(October 30, 2014)

Teachers a Key Source of Common-Core Curricula, Study Finds

(October 30, 2014)

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Tulalip tribe member Rose Charles posts a letter and small butterfly to the growing memorial for the victims of last week's shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.
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In Wash. Tragedy, Shooter Defies 'Typical' Stereotype

Despite widely-held beliefs about the "profile" of a student-shooter, school violence has been carried out by attackers of all races, ages, disciplinary histories, and family backgrounds. (October 30, 2014)

An Open Letter to Randi Weingarten

(October 31, 2014)

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Ensuring Equity in Charter Schools

The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say. (October 28, 2014)

No, Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

Educators shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms, writes school principal and licensed gun owner Russ Moore. (October 28, 2014)

In Defense of Educational Change

Leo Casey: Shouldn't we take on directly "test and punish" accountability, rather than be diverted into a crusade against the common core? (October 30, 2014)

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Dual-Language Learning:
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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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Digital Directions

E-Rate Aid Inadequate, District Leaders Say

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey. (October 17, 2014)

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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies)

To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning. (October 22, 2014)

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'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data. (October 21, 2014)

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