January 19, 2011

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An active role is seen as crucial to chances for renewal of the education law by a divided Congress.
Elected officials target job projections and benefits they contend the public can no longer afford academically or financially.
A Detroit school has put "differentiated instruction" into operation to help especially those at risk of falling further behind.
ACE also offers early career exposure and scholarships to attract students to architecture, construction, and engineering.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
The Brookings report found NAEP items were, on average, two to three years below the 8th grade math in the common-core standards.
Although the Nevada middle school girls insisted it was a joke, they were charged with communicating threats.
East Carolina University program uses a virtual world to let high school students take college-level courses and experience campus life.
Federal officials plan to offer grants for states to work together in creating English-proficiency tests tied to the Common Core academic standards.
Best of the Blogs
Jerry Brown's first moves were to eliminate the position of education secretary and can seven state board members, replacing them with former superintendents, education researchers, and a union activist.
Runners-up in the federal innovation grant contest can pitch philanthropies and businesses at Aspen Institutes' forum.
Policy Brief
State of the States
The teaching profession needs a bold revamping to match the needs of today's students, as well as those of the future, Barnett Berry writes.
Karen Hawley Miles and Karen Baroody believe that redesigning teacher-evaluation systems has the potential to transform the profession.
Teachers who are new to the classroom must ensure that their voices are heard, Celine Coggins and Heather Peske write.
The Web offers a wealth of learning opportunities and teachers and students should be taking advantage of them, writes Will Richardson.
Letters
Letters
In "An Open Letter to the Education Community," Jonathan Miller-Lane and Tara Affolter call for a national conference on teaching to focus attention on creativity and inquiry in the instruction process.
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