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Districts, non-profits, and the federal government are looking at more sophisticated strategies to fix one of K-12 education’s most intractable problems.
States increased the amount of support from local teachers' unions in their applications for the second round of stimulus grants, but made far less progress in enlisting districts or expanding the number of students affected by the education reform plans.
Faced with budget woes, a handful of states look to a little-used legal provision to offer an escape hatch from federal spending mandates.
Principal Keith Look's job is on the line as he steers Louisville's Shawnee High School through an aggressive, federally-mandated effort to reverse years of academic decline.
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Experts see a potential conflict between the law and a Supreme Court ruling that bars schools from asking about immigration status.
Under legislation introduced yesterday by Gov. Paterson, Rochester's mayor would get his wish to take over that city’s schools – but he might not be mayor for long.
Best of the Blogs
School systems are trying to work through concerns about cost, content, and safety to give students living in rural areas Internet access.
Some educators encourage students to text them about homework, absences, or just life questions or concerns.
The world’s largest social networking site is partnering with the parent group to tackle cyberbullying, Internet security.
While the economy may recover, the generation growing up now could feel the harsh impact of the Great Recession for years to come, a new report from the Foundation for Child Development contends.
Some in Congress voice qualms about elements of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top and school turnaround programs.
As one of President Clinton's domestic policy advisers, Elena Kagan sometimes weighed in on education issues.
Policy Brief
Hearings and a proposed commission aim to focus on education, health, and other topics, amid economic uncertainty.
Claims that the law amounts to an unfunded mandate could live on in debates over reauthorization.
A retired superintendent will vie with a state assemblyman in November for the post of state schools chief.
Districts routinely mislead Congress and the public on school-safety statistics, writes Jack Stollsteimer, and reporting laws should be toughened.
The Obama "blueprint for reform" offers parents little voice in decisions that affect their children's education, Leonie Haimson and Julie Woestehoff write.
In the push to make all students "college- and career-ready," Chris Myers Asch argues, there's too much stress on the "college" part.
In a technological age, what it means for school systems to be truly transparent and accountable needs to be rethought, J.H. Snider writes.
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