U.S. School Enrollment Hits Majority-Minority Milestone

For the first time, the overall number of Latino, African-American, and Asian students in public K-12 schools is expected to surpass the number of non-Hispanic white students.
(August 21, 2014)

An Arkansas District's Response to Population Change

Springdale, Ark., Superintendent Jim D. Rollins shares lessons from his district’s rapid transition to a majority-minority school system. (August 21, 2014)

PDK/Gallup Poll Finds Opposition to Common Core

(August 20, 2014)

Schools in Ferguson, Mo., Suspend Black Students at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

(August 21, 2014)

Accountability Report Urges Fewer Tests, More Teacher Peer Review

(August 21, 2014)

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Voices From Inside a School With No Racial Majority

In this audio story, educators and students share their experiences at Valley Point Middle School, in Dalton, Ga., where, as of last school year, white students no longer make up the majority. (August 21, 2014)

Opinion Roundtable: Changing Demographics

(August 21, 2014)

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Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says. (August 20, 2014)

Common-Core Repeal Would Hurt Ohio Education

Education dean Renée A. Middleton says that the common-core debate in Ohio should not be political, it should be about "preparing our children for a better future." (August 20, 2014)

The Age-Old Question: Is Teaching an Art or a Science?

"I don't think there's a teaching gene," writes Nancy Flanagan. "Genuinely excellent practice and enthusiasm for the daily routines of the classroom are hammered out over time." (August 13, 2014)

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Digital Directions

Common-Core Math Textbooks to Get Online Ratings

A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards. (August 15, 2014)

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Goodbye, PowerPoint: How Education Conferences Are Branching Out

With so many options for professional development, conference organizers are trying new ways to engage educators and make their events stand out. (August 13, 2014)

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Sales of Chromebooks Rising Rapidly, Fueled by Education Sector

Sales of Chromebooks worldwide have risen by 79 percent from 2013, though they will remain a "niche market" for the next few years, according to a new market analysis. (August 12, 2014)

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