What Happens When States Un-Standardize Tests?

Many forge their own path on assessments that steer clear of traditional fill-in-the-bubble tests, but few have signed up for a much-touted ESSA pilot program. (October 12, 2018)

How Schools Can Support Teens as Brains Mature

Cognitive and neuroscience research points to the ways schools can leverage teenagers’ strengths in this unique developmental period, when they’re learning to regulate emotions and make good decisions. (October 10, 2018)

The Five Most Common Native Languages of English-Learners

(October 12, 2018)

These Six Teacher-Evaluation Systems Have Gotten Results, Analysis Says

(October 11, 2018)

'It's Just Heartwrenching,' Principal Says of Hurricane Michael's Rampage

(October 12, 2018)

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Public School Students Need to Study Religion

Religion should be taught in school, just not in the ways you might think, argues the Religious Literacy Project’s Diane L. Moore. (October 11, 2018)

What You Can Do in the Face of School Segregation

School segregation may feel intractable, but there are steps school and district leaders can take. Michele Shannon would know. (October 9, 2018)

Are We at Risk of Creating a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Personalization?

Students with more opportunities for high-quality collaboration were more likely to report that their individual learning needs were being met, a new study found. (October 9, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Here's What's Behind the Nation's 'C' Grade on Student Achievement

Quality Counts 2018

The third and final installment of Quality Counts 2018 digs deeply into the data behind how states rank on academic achievement and on students' chance for success in a complex, ever-changing society.
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A Look Inside Puerto Rico's First Charter School

‘Vimenti,’ which means ‘lifelong learning,’ is the first charter school in Puerto Rico. Until now, charter schools were illegal on the island.
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Digital Directions

New Study Shows 1-to-1 Technology Improves Student Achievement in Math Over Time

A new study published in the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis journal found that there is potential for 1-to-1 technology programs to increase achievement in the short term, but more so in the medium term. (October 2, 2018)

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A Recording Studio for Every Student: Teaching Music Class in the Digital Era

Teachers say new tech tools give young students more creative freedom in music classes, and offer older students who haven’t participated in band or choir an entry point into the subject. (October 3, 2018)

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7 Lessons Learned From Leaders in Business, Education Working to Boost Literacy

As literacy challenges loom, what can businesses and other organizations do, or avoid doing, to help boost literacy levels for children and adults? This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 2, 2018)

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