November 17, 2010

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With prospects dimming that Congress will overhaul the law soon, the groups hope the U.S. Department of Education will ease up on provisions they see as onerous.
A 2005 court battle over intelligent design led scientists to launch efforts to improve students' understanding of evolution.
Incoming Schools Chancellor Cathleen P. Black is the latest education outsider to lead a big-city school system.
Integrating the arts appears to be gaining a stronger foothold, as advocates struggle to ensure time and support for their disciplines.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
In the hunt for better ways to gauge student learning, a CRESST official says, the tests are at risk of being distorted.
"It behooves us to prepare all teachers to work with ELLs," says Rosalinda Barrera, the new head of English-language acquisition programs for the federal education department.
With California districts and schools under tremendous pressure to make every dollar count, teachers can now download top-rated educational content from iTunes at no charge.
The final version of the federal government's blueprint for using technology more effectively to improve schools outlines action steps.
Best of the Blogs
Eleven studies presented last week examine aspects of Children First, the sweeping­—and controversial—school-improvement initiatives that Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein helped launch in New York City’s schools.
Voters in many Ohio and Minnesota communities turned down bids to boost school funding.
Policy Brief
The aim is to weed out postsecondary programs that leave students with big debts, but dim job prospects.
The White House's Investing in Innovation Fund provides us with an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of children, Robert C. Granger writes.
When testing pressures cancel recess, students and teachers can't get the breaks they need, explains Nicholas Thacher.
Boys fare better in school when relationships with teachers are emphasized, Michael C. Reichert explains.
Kelly Gallagher's biggest classroom priority is for his students to be critical thinkers, not automatons.
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