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Partisan gridlock has stalled action on major education legislation in Congress, and analysts are split on how a GOP takeover would affect that.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Los Angeles schools won't be getting iPads after records showed schools superintendent John Deasy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding.
August 26, 2014 - McClatchy-Tribune
The school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
Like tens of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children who've arrived in the country since last fall, David brings harsh memories, and his family’s hopes, as he starts middle school in the District of Columbia.
August 25, 2014 - Education Week
Local districts are walking a tightrope between returning to the normal routine while acknowledging the street protests and larger debate about race and law enforcement sparked by the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
August 22, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. signed an order that will halt payments the state of Arkansas has been making to three Little Rock-area districts to boost integration.
August 22, 2014 - AP
Some see the independent, statewide panels as a way to improve the quality of charters; others aren't so sure.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
Many districts, including Los Angeles Unified, are not on board with a national push to end social promotion, and instead use mastery of material to determine whether students should move to the next grade.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week

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