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Middle school students in teacher Christie Seyfert’s class watch their daily CNN Student News video at the AltSchool Fort Mason campus in San Francisco.
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

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Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 - Teacher
A pair of studies show that states’ math and English tests are getting tougher and tougher to pass.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Some districts see OneRoster, an interoperability standard developed by an ed-tech consortium, as the most attractive option for helping districts manage the sea of data their teachers and students are using.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Compelling education research speaks to hearts and political interests, not just intellects, writes AERA President Jeannie Oakes.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
Academic researchers and ed-tech developers alike are hoping to personalize learning based on students’ facial expressions, “non-cognitive” skills, and social-emotional characteristics.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
From classroom cameras to new personalization algorithms, tech startup AltSchool is raising new questions about educational surveillance and unregulated data science experiments.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
The push for wider and better use of data dashboards is seen as a key component of scaling up personalized learning efforts.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
A new study focuses on progress under the Obama administration's signature education- redesign program, but touches only lightly on stumbles and controversies.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week

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