March 9, 2011

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More than a dozen education programs, including Teach for America, lose federal funding under a stopgap spending bill the president signed to avoid a government shutdown.
District managers and labor leaders worry that upending collective-bargaining practices will make cooperation difficult.
In exchange for scholarships for teacher-candidates, federal officials propose strengthening colleges' accountability systems.
A renewed Elementary and Secondary Education Act may drop the "2 percent" rule on alternate exams for students with disabilities.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
A diverse group of education, business, and government leaders say the guidelines are needed to help interpret the new common standards.
A new analysis finds a precipitous dropoff in teaching African-American and Hispanic children about the arts, in addition to an overall decline.
Experts say a U.S. Department of Justice settlement requiring Philadelphia schools to beef up language services for non-English-speaking parents could have ramifications for schools nationwide.
A new nonprofit that will convene technology experts from across business, nonprofit, government, and education sectors will begin its big-picture problem solving in the educational arena.
Supported by a dedicated California state fund, LA's BEST reaches out to disadvantaged and at-risk children in Los Angeles.
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Federal lawmakers slashed funds for the Striving Readers program this week, but new results from a pilot study show that students are making gains.
Carrying out the requirements of the 2008 Higher Education Act is just now under way, even though new ones have been proposed.
Their set of principles closely mirrors the Obama administration's own vision for overhauling the law.
Economic conditions colored discussions about education as the nation's governors gathered recently in Washington.
Policy Brief
The dispute involves the rights of children when interacting with police and other investigators in a school context.
As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial proposal to require teachers to pay more for benefits and curb their collective bargaining rights remained mired in a political deadlock last week, an Ohio plan with some of the same goals was rolling forward, despite objections from educators.
Communities must create a culture of achievement and encourage youths to learn, Hugh B. Price writes.
Every child deserves opportunities to flourish, and government spending should reflect that, David L. Kirp says.
In a time of racy, influential pop-culture images, educators must offer students the alternative of kind, positive, smart role models, Michael C. Obel-Omia argues.
Ron Wolk writes that personalized education could be an engine for progress in schools, and that reformers cannot rely solely on standards-based accountability.
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