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Across-the-board cuts to education and other federal programs may continue for unabated, advocates fear, a consequence of Washington's twin budget crises.
The discovery of racist text messages involving a Pennsylvania superintendent has cast new light on the complex challenges faced by school IT directors as digital devices proliferate.
A charter school created under California's law enabling parents to initiate an overhaul must show progress in a still-wary community.
Education Week is following two ed-tech companies this school year as part of a special series about the successes and failures of startups in the K-12 market.
Report Roundup
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Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people.
Indiana's attorney general and 15 of its school districts are suing the federal government over the 2010 health-care law.
A three-year contract between Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp., and Columbus Regional Health will dispatch four athletic trainers to schools in the 11,300-student Columbus, Ind., district.
The venture seeks to help centers serving low-income and rural communities that are often in makeshift spaces not built with the needs of young children in mind.
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Two large-scale efforts to put digital devices in the hands of students have been halted because of a variety of hardware and management problems.
Schools leaders in Adelanto, Calif., look for ways to revive low-performing schools after a bruising charter fight under the state's parent-trigger law.
Texas Democrat Wendy Davis highlighted education in announcing for governor. The issue could play big next year as dozens of states face gubernatorial elections.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away several education appeals and heard arguments in other cases watched by school groups as its 2013-14 term opened.
With the federal government shuttered and 4,000 Education Department workers sidelined, few are on hand to answer phones or help those with technical questions.
Policy Brief
Teacher-educators should help their students to productively navigate the political terrain that is part of education, Kevin Meuwissen says.
With social studies curriculum now in the bull's-eye of accountability, district leadership can provide critical guidance for boosting student achievement, writes Andre Benito Mountain.
As another school year moves into high gear, Judy Wallis reminds teachers not to lose sight of the pleasure they derive from their profession.
Letters
Schools should use accountability tools to support and encourage their teachers, not deflate them, Deborah Stipek writes.
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