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Critics say an increase in police presence will funnel students into the juvenile-justice system for matters administrators should handle in-house.
A group of three states have joined together to create a common proposal for purchasing technology products in what could signal other cooperative buying efforts.
A blue-ribbon panel offers a 10-year plan for assessment systems that go beyond accountability.
Even as they seek to quantify the impact of across-the-board federal budget cuts, some of the nation's neediest school districts brace for tough choices.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Many teachers say they do not feel well-equipped to plan lessons that meet the needs of students at varying levels of understanding.
And, in Pasadena, white candidates prevail under a new election system designed to bring more diversity to the board.
A new exhibit at the National Building Museum highlights design features of sustainable schools.
The pilot program represents the first statewide effort to use multimedia material from the online Khan Academy.
Testing group PARCC also announced that schools and districts will have 20-day windows for each of the two parts of the assessment.
Best of the Blogs
The applications for flexibility under the NCLB law from Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wyoming are no sure thing.
A tax-credit-based scholarship program and implementation of common core are proving politically divisive.
Policy Brief
The NAEP policy board grapples with ways to expand participation of English-learners and students with disabilities.
There won't be agreement on K-12 policies unless we try to be objective, open, and respectful, Jack Jennings writes.
The nation must find a way to support overstressed principals and teacher-leaders, Elizabeth Neale and Jonas S. Chartock write.
Letters
Letters
Lasting education reform will require greater cooperation with teachers and the unions that represent them, write Arthur E. Wise and Michael D. Usdan.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the California Endowment, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 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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