October 21, 2015

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As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
The House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act offer different takes on how to distribute federal aid for poor students.
The new organization, named Collective Shift, aims to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new "ecosystems of learning."
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
When it comes to teaching students how to manage their money, most states rate a B or a C, a new report says.
A UNESCO report finds that while girls' participation in schooling worldwide has improved, 62 million girls are still denied their basic right to education.
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
With more than 130,000 black ELLs in public schools, White House and U.S. Department of Education officials will develop tools for educators.
Best of the Blogs
The news organization will develop a dozen or more television segments for the NewsHour over the next year, expanding its education coverage for a broader audience.
The rising tension between advocates for greater use of data to improve schools and people who are worried about protecting student privacy is one of the most contentious issues in education.
While there was some discussion about college costs, the Democratic candidates for president did not delve far into big K-12 topics like testing, teacher evaluation, or how to improve low-performing schools.
Three competing proposals for increasing the K-12 budget all seek to help reverse the state's downward slide on public school spending.
Backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates engage in all-out effort to ease restrictions on opening new charters.
Following a concerning report on the state of teacher professional development, Mike Schmoker explores how to transform the practice.
Schools need resources and support to teach students about appropriate digital-media use, Media Literacy Now's Erin McNeill says.
Contrary to popular narratives, today's youths are eager to serve their country and communities, insists Tufts Dean Alan D. Solomont.
Letters
The most vocal teacher-educators are propagating the misperception that everything in the profession can be quantified, writes Christina Berchini.
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