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)

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

The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts. (October 30, 2014)

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

(October 30, 2014)

Personalized Learning Pits Data Innovators Against Privacy Advocates

(October 29, 2014)

Efforts Build to Track School Climate for LGBT Students

(October 28, 2014)

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Education and the Election: A Guide to Key Races

Education is front and center in dozens of federal, state, and local contests in this pivotal midterm election year. Here's a selection of key contests to watch on election night. (October 29, 2014)

Study: High Schoolers With ADHD Get Few Research-Based Supports

(October 29, 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)

Common Core and Corporate Interests

Jack Schneider and Julian Heilig debate the role of outside influences on the standards movement. (October 23, 2014)

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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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