March 10, 2010

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Interactive
Once an avid supporter of improving schools through accountability and choice, the scholar now says those ideas have led education astray.
When officials come to Washington to make their pitches for part of $4 billion in grants, most can expect to go home empty-handed.
In its first blueprint for educational technology, the Obama administration cites a host of digital-learning approaches it says will make schools better.
A small public high school structures educators’ roles and schedules so that students—and teachers—have more time to learn.
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
Correction
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
The proposal sparked national debate on school turnarounds, drawing fire from teachers’ unions and praise from President Obama.
A new report shows that 31 states now have such standards, but many have yet to embrace matching "comprehensive" accountability systems.
After edging out charter operators in a high-profile contest to manage 30 schools, the teachers’ union is now under pressure to deliver.
Best of the Blogs
Proposed criteria for new Teacher Incentive Fund grants come as the program is poised for the first major expansion since its inception.
Education committee members raised concerns about the Obama administration's stance on standards, special education, and other issues.
Policy Brief
The Texas state education board's Christian conservative bloc was weakened Wednesday after one of its most prominent members lost his seat.
For a greater global payoff, writes Joseph Piro, give the science, technology, engineering, and math acronym an A—for the arts.
Sidney Trubowitz looks back 50 years and wonders how his first class of 4th graders would have fared if he'd been worried more about test scores.
District leaders should steer clear of the ubiquitous word "transparency" until they've figured out what it means, Patrick F. Quinn writes.
Letters
Letters
Teachers' unions must bridge wide differences between veteran and new members to be players in reform, writes Susan Moore Johnson.
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