October 31, 2012

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Some schools are cutting down on suspensions and office referrals by bolstering training in classroom management.
Programs in teacher leadership have emerged as a growing number of teachers look to advance their careers and stay in the classroom.
Two years after the U.S. Department of Education awarded $650 million in Investing in Innovation grants, some of the winners are still facing financial uncertainty.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
A who's who of researchers studying the use of student scores in staff reviews agrees on one point: Tread carefully.
David Coleman also called on the organization to help find ways for all students to immerse themselves in academic "work worth doing."
The district, a five-time finalist, won for its efforts to narrow achievement gaps, and improve instruction and management.
Keynote speeches, panel discussions, and new reports all put the spotlight on models for combining face-to-face and online instruction.
The new measure would make such acts a summary offense or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances, rather than the felony child-pornography charge currently filed in those cases.
From the presidential campaign to statewide ballot measures, education has been a steady theme in the 2012 election season.
Best of the Blogs
One candidate in the race for District 3 of the Orleans Parish school board has raised more than $110,000 in donations.
The Education Department is being urged to stiffen graduation-rate accountability in waivers given to states from NCLB provisions.
Lawmakers failed to agree on a bill to set up a commission looking into charter finance.
Policy Brief
Student test scores should not serve as the major criterion for principal evaluation, Gail Connelly and JoAnn Bartoletti write.
Principals should mix high- and low-tech means to evaluate teachers during classroom visits, Kim Marshall writes.
Educator Scott D. Farver comes to terms with the importance of dressing up for his students.
For the winner of next week's presidential election, Paul Manna and Keenan Kelley lay out a "modest yet muscular" approach to helping the nation's schools.
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