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Basing more than half a teacher's evaluation on student test scores seemed to compromise it, researchers also found.
Experts are piloting lessons intended to show educators what common-core instruction might look like with students learning English.
Analysts and business officials wonder if the education technology market faces the risk of a crash, similar to what occurred during the dot-com bust in the 1990s.
Arne Duncan is among those tasked by the White House to craft proposals in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings.
News in Brief
Correction
News in Brief
Report Roundup
But the study warns that curbing out-of-school suspensions alone is also not the answer.
Moving out of a poor neighborhood by itself doesn't boost children's achievement, says new research.
The new version reflects feedback gathered from 10,000 people and groups, say organizers, who will accept more feedback for three weeks.
Many school districts are likely to need to add more bandwidth, and improve their overall technology capacity, in anticipation of giving new common assessments online, experts say.
Districts and parent-teacher groups can use an online survey to measure the quality of parent-school relationships.
New research suggests that female teachers' comfort with math particularly affects their female students.
An unusual school improvement partnership in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., district is drawing attention and raising hopes.
Best of the Blogs
Creating 'master teachers' and encouraging schools and districts to expand learning time are among N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals to lawmakers.
From the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to higher education and early child-care grants, a long list of policy legislation is overdue for reauthorization, or soon will be.
Delaware's Jack Markell tells fellow governors in Washington that economic issues still complicate the education picture.
Policy Brief
State of the States
Value-added evaluation does not meet scientific standards, when looked at from a medical vantage, R. Barker Bausell writes.
Summer learning prevents students from losing much of what they've learned during the year, writes Gary Huggins.
Educators would get more done if they eliminated bitterness and condescension from their debates, writes Jeff Camp.
Letters
The downplaying of cognitive skills could have a negative impact on the education of children from poor families, writes Mike Rose.
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