Legislators Scramble After Pension Law Struck Down

Illinois state legislators and the governor are under pressure to craft a new plan after the state's high court overturned a 2013 statute altering pensions for retired teachers. (May 28, 2015)

School Renovation Becomes a Teachable Moment

Rather than allow a large-scale construction project to derail student learning, a Massachusetts private school incorporated the building process into the curriculum. (May 28, 2015)

School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces'

(May 27, 2015)

Special Education Students Swell Civil Rights Docket

(May 27, 2015)

Thousands of Scorers Take On the Common-Core Tests

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Our K-12 Policies Resemble Those of Imperial Japan

There is irony in today's U.S. education standards resembling those of pre-World War II Japan, writes Lawrence Baines. (May 26, 2015)

Q&A With Sir Ken Robinson

The author and speaker shares his thoughts on student engagement and testing, the future of teacher education programs, and why vocational education matters. (May 22, 2015)

Women in Leadership: Does Gender Matter?

While the vast majority of teachers are women, many are still not landing top positions, writes guest blogger Jennifer Abrams. (May 28, 2015)

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Turning Dropouts Into Diplomas

A personalized dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., has helped raise the city's graduation rate.
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Can Technology Get Kids to Play Outside?

A Massachusetts startup is getting attention for an effort to use technology to reconnect young children to the outdoors. (May 26, 2015)

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The Kind of Professional Development Teachers Need

In a four-part series, the veteran teacher and opinion blogger explores the do's and don'ts for professional learning opportunities. (May 26, 2015)

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Portal Looks to Help Districts Compare Ed-Tech Prices

The Learning Accelerator is working with more than two dozen districts to create a "pricing database" for computing devices. (May 27, 2015)

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