September 29, 2010

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A rise in head injuries among young athletes has prompted advocacy groups and lawmakers to take action.
A new center and a critical book renew debates over the quality of think tank research.
A study finds students whose teachers have a chance to earn bonuses perform no better than those of teachers paid traditionally.
Tax credits in Arizona and a curb on the sale of violent video games in California are the top two cases with implications for education in the U.S. Supreme Court term that formally begins Oct. 4.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
The push to shutter low-performing or financially unsustainable schools is starting to conflict with an even sharper rise in homeless students, research suggests.
Officials acknowledge that teachers are held to a higher standard when it comes to using Facebook, but there are no clear policies spelling out what they can and can’t post.
Best of the Blogs
A new book argues that President Obama's blueprint for renewing the federal government's main education law falls short on research.
A cut in school aid looms as the governor and attorney general clash in seeking compensation for revenue lost due to the disaster.
Promising applicants may find favor as the push to fund innovation continues.
Policy Brief
The $500,000 grants aim to help applicants devise programs pairing a range of support services with educational programs.
Superintendent Kerri L. Briggs, in a state-level policy role, was overshadowed by Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee.
Findings from New York City's small-schools initiative may portend rapid progress at scale in high school reform, write Michele Cahill and Robert L. Hughes.
Mike Schmoker writes that popular instructional orthodoxies such as Differentiated Instruction often rest on a shaky foundation.
As a new school board member, Matt Winkle learned quickly about the brick walls and frustrations of the job.
Former teacher, principal, and teacher-educator Jim Haas urges recommitment to the deeper goals of education: informed citizenship and a rich, full life.
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