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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is set to vote next week on whether to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar effort to develop an advanced national credential for principals.
A new report from Gallup Education shows just how powerful schools and teachers can be in motivating students to take an active role in the classroom.
Just 18 of the 42 states with No Child Left Behind Act waivers seized the opportunity to use a wider array of measures to track how well schools are doing.
A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—highlights concerns.
Researchers are examining whether language in teacher contracts could be contributing to the teacher-quality gap between schools with large and small concentrations of minority students.
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Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Specialized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards are being field-tested for students with severe cognitive disabilities.
American 15-year-olds scored above average among the 44 nations taking part in a new test designed to measure creative problem-solving skills.
At a national meeting of education researchers this month, scholars shared lessons learned so far from standards implementation in some states and districts.
Researchers at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association shared some practical strategies for teaching students that intelligence is not immutable.
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information.
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Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy.
A variety of education groups and government officials alike assess the states' strengths and challenges in the early stages of common-core implementation.
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
Here’s a one-stop guide to keeping all the various versions of Race to the Top straight.
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
The House education committee gave unanimous backing to a measure making over the Institute of Education Sciences.
A bipartisan bill to encourage states and districts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools wins approval from a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
Funding changes will pour more money into Kansas schools in a bid to satisfy a state supreme court ruling on aid.
The leaders of AACTE, AASA, NAESP, and NASSP write in support of performance assessments for prospective teachers.
School choice provides an immediate and positive academic solution for students, unlike the hostile fight around the common core, writes Kevin P. Chavous.
New science standards should roll out over time, not launch in all grades at once, Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy write.
Letters
Letters
Giving students the educational challenges they are "ready and hungry" for is important, regardless of whether they have been designated as "gifted," five experts in the field write.
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 HOPE Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Panasonic 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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