May 19, 2010
Educators and policymakers are exploring ways curriculum materials can embody the common standards and be useful to teachers.
Bystanders, teachers, and parents are seen as important players in creating a better, or worse, school climate.
Between the 1999-2000 and the 2007-08 school years, the teacher force increased at more than double the rate of K-12 student enrollments.
A crowded calendar and policy puzzles cloud the prospects of Congress completing the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act this year.
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A study finds racial and ethnic groups became better educated over the past decade, but gaps remain for blacks and Hispanics.
In the first new district created in years, the superintendent seeks to seize on an appetite for change—and heal community divisions.
Even among the 11 states that do, researchers and experts say, it's not possible to conclude that ELL achievement is improving.
Online foreign language courses will be offered to high school students via Middlebury College in Vermont.
The latest numbers regarding teens and texting.
The Hechinger Report will cover national education issues through its website and partnerships with other news organizations.
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"Last hired, first fired" policies are being debated as part of the $23 billion education jobs bill Congress is considering.
Still competition looms for districts, schools, and nonprofits vying for innovation grants under the economic-stimulus program.
U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan had education as just one part of her portfolio during a White House domestic-council stint under President Clinton.
A ban on courses designed primarily for students of a particular ethnicity sparks controversy as the state copes with protests over a tough, new immigration law.
A new law would require teachers to be judged on student performance.
Changes would ban solitary confinement in schools and limit the use of other tactics to calm unruly students.
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Ronald E. Chennault writes that, sadly, the president's actions do not match his rhetoric.
Continual, real-time support from an experienced colleague is what best helps teachers improve their craft, writes Ellen Eisenberg.
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Using Japan as an example, Gary DeCoker writes of eight ways that the new common-core standards may benefit U.S. education.
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Looking at the current financial crisis, Eric A. Hanushek warns schools against using old tactics to deal with future budget shortfalls.
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