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States would receive relief from cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
After suffering legislative setbacks, unions and other critics of states' new education laws sue to overturn them.
The "flip model" of schooling calls for students to watch lectures online for homework and use class time for discussions, problem-solving, and labs.
Since the HPV vaccine was introduced in 1996, dozens of states have debated whether to require it for preteens.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg strategically deployed educators to schools and paid them an extra $20,000 to improve student achievement.
An analysis of test data on 82,000 students finds that many students who start out as high achievers lose their edge as they move through school.
With participants ranging from California to Kansas and Maine, the effort is expected to be completed by the end of 2012.
The U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission have launched ed-tech efforts that involved the two organizations as agents of collaboration, but not primary funders.
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Policy Brief
Federal education aid would remain stagnant under a bill approved by a key Senate panel, although select programs would be spared, including literacy efforts.
Spurred by a stinging U.S. Department of Justice probe, Massachusetts is re-examining the way it teaches ELL students.
The work of those on the congressional "supercommittee" could have profound implications for long-term K-12 funding.
The common-core math standards are a major disappointment, Grant Wiggins writes.
The declining support for public education spells the death knell for the American dream, argues economist Catharine Hill.
When it comes to test-taking, aggression is a girl's best friend, writes psychologist Lisa Damour.
Letters
Alfie Kohn reflects on perfect responses to the cutting classroom barbs that undermine students and strip learning of its joys.
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