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Backers of the common core intensify their efforts to tout the standards in the face of high-profile opposition in some states.
The federal program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world, many ed-tech leaders say.
At least 17 well-known districts are facing superintendent vacancies, and the turnover may bring big changes in some school systems.
Investment needs for teacher training, curriculum materials, and assessments are likely to slow the pace of implementation.
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
The passing score on licensing tests is lower in every state than the mean score of the pool of aspiring teachers taking the tests.
With "augmented reality" technology, teachers can transform a pond or an empty lot into a vibrant classroom.
Best of the Blogs
All that time cutting paper and tracing shapes helps young pupils master math later on, according to new research.
In attempting to bring "MOOCs" to the world of teacher training, Coursera and its university partners are courting a new and potentially vast audience.
Institutions such as zoos and museums, as well as after-school programs and science competitions, could relieve capacity concerns.
Policy Brief
Federal aid cuts are forcing some of the publicly funded preschool centers to scale back on student slots and reduce staffing.
Plaintiffs in a long-running lawsuit challenging Arizona's practice of educating ELL learners in separate English-language classes for four hours a day are appealing a federal court ruling that upheld the practice.
As states weigh dropping the common core, policymakers must consider whether that would jeopardize federal NCLB waivers and competitive grants.
The attorneys general in Illinois and Colorado write about the importance of mental-health services for troubled students.
Our country is in trouble. That's the key takeaway from Sara Martinez Tucker's experience as the undersecretary in the U.S. Department of Education.
The booing of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a recent education research meeting revealed the increasingly toxic nature of education debates, Jennifer Jennings writes.
Meaningful educational change can only happen through effective and visionary leadership, write Ronald J. Bonnstetter and Bill J. Bonnstetter.
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