September 14, 2016

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Educators are caught between feeling obligated to condemn some of the divisive and inflammatory rhetoric in this year's presidential election, and wishing to maintain objectivity in front of their students.
Whoever voters pick in November's legislative and gubernatorial races will have significant new leverage in shaping states' education agendas under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Protecting students’ civil rights and limiting overly harsh discipline are the goals of new guidelines on school policing.
An order by the state's governor that classes not begin until after Labor Day starting in 2017-18 has some warning about the impact on summer learning loss and scheduling complications.
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A new analysis of federal data finds half of the nation’s chronically absent students are enrolled in 4 percent of school districts.
Two recent studies—one in Florida, the other in Texas—present contradictory findings on how well charter alumni do compared to noncharter peers.
A program that enlists student leaders to campaign against bullying is making inroads in some N.J. middle schools.
The latest attempt by researchers to determine the impact of educational technology investments on achievement compares federal e-rate spending with SAT scores.
Many of the revisions reflect an evolving knowledge of how young children learn, as well as the changing landscape in the field of early education.
Since the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed in December, the Obama administration has been busy cranking out regulations to govern different parts of the law, including testing, spending, and accountability. Each needs to go through a lengthy federal process.
The GOP presidential nominee wants to give states the chance to use $20 billion in federal money to let children in poverty pick their public, charter, or private school.
Overreliance on "soft discipline" may reduce suspensions, but it doesn’t actually help students or teachers, writes Richard Ullman.
The Blue Ribbon Schools Program could offer schools more than just recognition, writes Queens College's Ted Kesler.
Service commitments could be "transformative" for education, offering youths training and a sense of purpose, writes James M. Stone.
States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise.
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