November 13, 2013

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A new study finds that effective educators help their new students learn more. But the problem is, many are reluctant to transfer to another school.
Full-time online schools around the country are wrestling with how to better support the academic, social, and emotional needs of students they rarely see in person.
Efforts to make school data more accessible, while controversial, could generate an additional $1 trillion in yearly global economic activity, a McKinsey & Co. analysis claims.
A few jurisdictions are seeing big gains in 4th and 8th grade math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, but results still lag for some states and student groups.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Like Teach For America, the fast-growing nonprofit group broadens the pipeline into education by drawing young talent from outside traditional preparation programs.
Twenty-five school districts and their nonprofit partners are the latest recipients of Investing in Innovation awards from the U.S. Department of Education.
With both school systems under mayoral control, Bill de Blasio and Martin J. Walsh are well-positioned to make good on campaign pledges for K-12 changes in their cities.
Best of the Blogs
Advocates had a hard time selling a proposed $950 million income-tax increase as the vehicle to funnel more money into Colorado public schools.
Re-elected Republican Chris Christie, in New Jersey, and Democratic Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe, in Virginia, each must deal with state legislatures controlled by the opposite party.
Federal data show wide disparities in child-care enrollment between socio-economic groups and races, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reports.
The contentious school board races in Denver and Douglas County were seen as a referendum on the choice-friendly initiatives being advanced in those districts.
Assistant principal Erin Grazak shares what she's learned from and about her middle school's students, their hopes, and their needs by spending lunchtime detention with them.
Most students with disabilities have the cognitive ability to achieve the same academic standards as their nondisabled peers, Candace Cortiella and Kalman R. Hettleman write.
Letters
Letters
Long overdue and overpoliticized, the renewal of the No Child Left Behind Act should not be abandoned, as the federal law has done a lot of good, writes Jerry Jellig.
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