September 12, 2012

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But tough convention rhetoric may obscure areas of agreement—and intraparty tensions—on key issues.
Public and charter school students will be able to choose classes offered by businesses, nonprofits, and other groups, as well as schools.
Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Educators and policymakers have been trying for years to use NAEP as a barometer of college and career readiness.
The aim of the game is to grab the attention of teenagers and young adults and encourage them to get more involved in political issues.
At summit, experts discuss the persistent vulnerability of black boys and explore possible solutions to achievement gaps.
Formal space-sharing arrangements between districts and other entities enable them to forge a shared vision to benefit the community.
Best of the Blogs
The new stance backs a broader array of charter authorizers—and puts the PTA at odds with its Georgia chapter.
Policy Brief
Flawed achievement-gap targets in the state's NCLB flexibility waiver force a do-over and highlight complexities.
Other school systems can learn much from the charter schools experiment in New Orleans, David Osborne writes.
Online learning communities will help make the transition to the common-core standards easier, Christine Newell writes.
The 9/11 generation can appear numb to violence, but Christopher L. Doyle suggests an antidote to student callousness.
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