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A survey finds 59 percent of respondents projected a decline in their overall grantmaking totals, while 14 percent expected a rise.
Some district and union leaders around the country are refusing to back their states’ applications for the competitive federal grants.
Randi Weingarten says plan to streamline due-process procedures must include better ways to evaluate teachers and help them improve.
One year after his confirmation, the education secretary’s record offers a template for the agency’s future policy direction.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Report Roundup
News in Brief
The public school enrollment of the 15 southern states studied has been majority poor for several years, and is now also majority-minority, a report finds.
The accrediting body for teacher colleges plans on placing more emphasis on teaching as a "practice-based profession."
Fueling a national debate, Stanford researchers find that students’ learning gains in charters outstrip those in regular public schools.
Best of the Blogs
Justices refuse to hear a challenge to a Texas school district's dress code, a Kentucky tax case, and a teacher-testing case.
Children tend to show relatively little growth in their understanding of science in preschool, but interest in changing that is growing.
School groups dispute Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s contention that his proposed budget would spare K-12 education from funding cuts.
The public-private partnerships will roughly double spending under the "Educate to Innovate" initiative on science and math education.
In a second round of hearings, federal officials seek guidance on how to shape rules for the economic-stimulus assessment competition.
Policy Brief
State of the States
Diana Lam, a former urban school superintendent, writes of "far different" contract negotiations at the charter school she now heads.
W. Norton Grubb and Lynda Tredway say there are concrete steps that states, universities, and districts can take to develop and improve school leaders.
The response to his call for letters to send to the White House, writes Anthony Cody, shows a teaching profession hungry for policymaking impact.
Federal programs mandate supplemental educational services for students in need, writes Megan Beckett, but whether or not the providers are effective is unknown.
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