February 2, 2011

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Despite a $650 million federal infusion to spur innovation in education, the path to transform research into a usable product for the classroom is long and uncertain.
As President Obama makes a high-profile pitch for improving education, key lawmakers say they’re ready to work with the White House in a bipartisan way.
Lawmakers are using states' financial shortfalls to press for more efficient, and effective, ways to improve and run schools.
Nationwide, most teach subjects or in grades in which value-added data are unavailable.
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
Report Roundup
A bill has been filed at the board's bidding to reverse the state's adoption of common standards and vow to use common tests.
An emerging body of research is focusing on the subtler forms of bullying that teachers sometimes miss.
Thirty-four percent of 4th graders, 30 percent of 8th graders, and 21 percent of seniors met at least the "proficient" level.
The virtual education company has teamed up with George Washington University to create a fully online private prep school for high schoolers.
Best of the Blogs
An advocacy group says most winners in the federal innovation grant contest had just enough rural flavor to secure bonus points.
Policy Brief
State of the States
The hallmarks of the artistic process are the same skills that schools hope to impart on 21st-century classrooms, and more should be made of that connection, Bruce D. Taylor writes.
Daniel Tanner has a laundry list of complaints against the administration's education policies and it begins with Race to the Top.
It's poverty that sentences many children to lackluster educations, not their struggling schools, but the Race to the Top does not reflect that bitter reality, teacher Paul Karrer writes.
Letters
Letters
Margaret Honey and Eric Siegel argue that the best way for students to get excited about math and science is by encouraging them to create, build, and invent.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Wallace Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.

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