February 10, 2016

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The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week.
In a Pennsylvania town roiled by controversy after a superintendent's resignation, a volunteer group's efforts seek to rebuild trust between the community and school district.
The Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the evidence behind "brain training" products designed to boost students' attention and working memory.
States hungry for teachers weigh a menu of policies aimed at recruiting and retaining educators, among them pay raises, revamped evaluation systems, and bonuses.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Correction
The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
Many states rely too heavily on standardized testing, open their doors too easily to charters and vouchers, and fall short in supporting teachers, the Network for Public Education says.
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Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.
Researchers compared the experiences of kindergarten teachers in 1998 and 2010, and found dramatic differences in their expectations for students and how they structured their classrooms.
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
The agency's chief information officer was on the congressional hot seat over allegations outlined in an Inspector General's report.
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
Testing issues and states without NCLB waivers are among the topics discussed in some recent the Education Department guidance on transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Rather than importing education strategies from abroad, states should look closer to home, write Martin Carnoy, Emma Garcia, and Tatiana Khavenson.
The K-12 infatuation with "grit" offers an impractical and unfair model for education, writes educator James R. Delisle.
Were small schools just another failed school improvement effort, or do they actually work? Jack Schneider's answer is both.
Letters
To stem disruptive staff turnover in low-income schools, we must first shift public perception, writes educator Bruce Hansen.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.

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