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Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. Students line a busy intersection and overpass protesting against a Jefferson County, Colo., school board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history.
—Brennan Linsley/AP

Amid Backlash, Colo. Board Rethinks U.S. History Review

A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district. (October 3, 2014)

Spotlight on Middle and High School Literacy

This Spotlight looks at the strategies for working with middle and high school students on literacy skills, as educators are learning it's not just young children who need the help.

Issue Backgrounder

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Dropouts
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College Bound Blog

12/19 11:20 am | New College-Ratings Framework Released by U.S. Dept. of Ed. | The U.S. Department of Education released measures to use in rating colleges and universities based on performance, access, and value.

On-Demand Webinar

Lessons from New York City's Small High Schools
In this webinar, experts discussed what research says about New York City's small schools, and what makes them an effective option for the city's disadvantaged students.

Chat Transcript

The Senior Slump: Strategies to Keep Students Motivated
Strategies to keep students engaged are outlined in this online chat including college-level course offerings, internships, and independent study.

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Fearing that trendy electronic cigarettes will fuel a resurgence in teenage smoking, educators are clamping down on students' use of the devices on school grounds.
July 29, 2014 - Education Week
Donald E. Heller, the dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, explains why he reluctantly supported his daughter’s decision to drop out of high school.
June 27, 2014 - Education Week
A new district staffer helps spread innovative ideas among school leaders and central office staff eager to try new approaches.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Students benefit when secondary schools make a strong commitment to fostering social and emotional learning, write Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
In a large-scale survey, youths who left school before graduating reported that adverse events in their lives combined to push them off the academic track.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Students who want to work with their hands should not be subjected to a bias against technical education, writes Mike Rose.
April 25, 2014 - Education Week
Specialized texts serve older students reading many levels below their peers, but some ask how they align with requirements of the common core.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
According to Thomas R. Guskey, educators must answer one basic question: Is my purpose to select talent or develop talent?
March 28, 2014 - Education Week
The initiative is billed as an effort to level the playing field for disadvantaged young people by providing an array of free, high-quality resources.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week

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