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An Oakland, Calif., program tries to encourage more nonwhites to enter teaching—and stay in it.
Many Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and other private schools have adopted at least portions of the standards, in part for practical reasons.
Students may say a teacher's lesson is boring, a researcher says, when frustration is really what they feel.
The California school that parents want to turn into a charter now has two organizations seeking to make the change.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Prodded by federal officials, the district is addressing its disproportionate suspension rates for black students.
New guidelines advise states on the language skills English-learners will need to handle the tougher academic content.
Some schools embrace the emerging approach, which emphasizes that students who fully use their bodies to learn are more engaged.
Best of the Blogs
Marjorie Scardino, the chief executive officer of the giant education company since 1997, will be succeeded by John Fallon on Jan. 1.
Policy Brief
Voters in four states will pick chief state school leaders in next month's elections.
If elected, the GOP candidate could face hurdles upholding that promise while also reining in a mounting federal deficit.
Even as fiscal matters bid for attention, federal lawmakers will have renewal of the ESEA and other laws on their plate.
David Bamat reflects on the unspoken expectations that schools set for students and their consequences.
There are reasons for the public to question school performance, but public opinion seems out of sync with good news on education, Malbert Smith III, Jason Turner, and Steve Lattanzio write.
Children need a serious commitment from schools and policymakers to support early-learning efforts, Barbara O'Brien writes.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the California Endowment, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the GE Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and an anonymous funder. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.

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