Spotlight on Top 10 Stories of 2009

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The Education Week Spotlight on Top 10 Stories of 2009 features the 10 most-viewed stories of 2009, as selected by our online readers. The collected articles showcase an anxious but inquisitive and creative period in education—a year when “disheartened” teachers narrowly outnumbered “contented” ones in a poll, but “idealist” educators still figured prominently, and when readers turned to Education Week for news of cost-conscious yet effective technology-based tools and techniques for reaching students. To quote a headline in this Spotlight, it was a year for “Breaking Away from Tradition.”

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In Perspective
State of Mind
Research by Public Agenda and Learning Point Associates shows a teaching corps made up of three groups with distinct attitudes.
October 21, 2009 – Education Week

Studies are showing that many principals don't stay on the job long, and that those who leave don't take other jobs as school leaders.
October 28, 2009 – Education Week

A federal study has found three reading-comprehension programs had no positive impact while a fourth had a negative effect on student achievement.
May 13, 2009 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Teacher-quality reporting and capital-spending flexility are outlined in new Education Department guidance.
April 1, 2009 – Education Week

As the world of online education continues to evolve, brick-and-mortar schools are incorporating digital curricula and virtual teachers into their classrooms in ways that have surprised even the advocates of the online education movement.
March 26, 2009 – Education Week

Researchers say mandating the subject in 9th grade has not boosted test scores or the number of students pursuing more-advanced math.
March 11, 2009 – Education Week

Researchers, historians, and policymakers are raising a red flag about the agenda as embodied by the leading advocacy group for 21st-century skills.
March 4, 2009 – Education Week

In her school visits as N.C. Teacher of the Year, Cindi Rigsbee discovered that the best administrators have some things in common.
February 18, 2009 – Teacher (Web)

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In Perspective
High Schools Try Out RTI
The instructional framework is more commonly used with younger students, but shows promise in secondary school, educators say.
January 28, 2009 – Education Week

The 13th annual edition of Education Week’s Quality Counts continues to track state policies across key areas of education and maintains the cradle-to-career framework launched two years ago.
January 8, 2008 – Education Week

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