January 6, 2010

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Teachers’ groups in Minnesota and Florida argue that state officials are taking a ‘top down’ approach in their applications for federal stimulus money.
Network gets results in five schools without drastic personnel steps by focusing on data, management, and instruction.
A practice usually associated with younger students is seen as having benefits for adolescents.
The 'Race to Top' competition is spurring policymakers to change rules so that states meet the criteria for the stimulus money.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Computer programs that can detect and respond to students' feelings aim to enhance the educational potential of tutoring technology.
A look at eight instruments used to assess school leaders finds only one system measures the characteristics sought after today for principals.
More states are taking strides to connect K-12 data systems with postsecondary institutions, but challenges remain.
Best of the Blogs
Policy Brief
The program pushes principles that officials see as likely cornerstones for the next version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
A bill passed in the House would redirect federal money for job creation.
Capitol Recap
Highlights of the U.S. Department of Education’s appropriations for the budget year that began Oct. 1, 2009.
Joseph M. Cronin, a former chief state school officer in two states, "looks back" on the decade of 2010 and assesses the dramatic changes.
William G. Wraga calls for more emphasis on problem-solving in local settings, and less on universal approaches to school reform.
America won't reach its reading goals without strong school libraries, writes Gaby Chapman, and they won't exist without concerted efforts to save them.
Robert Maranto, Gary Ritter, and Arthur E. Levine write that those trying to improve education schools should study the history of business schools.
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