May 25, 2011

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Talks reflect concern that social studies is being marginalized by NCLB and common standards in math and English/language arts.
The scramble is on to meet ambitious goals as Race to the Top implementation ramps up.
A private Massachusetts company specializes in showing districts how to rethink the way they staff and deliver special education services.
From teacher issues to vouchers, the 2011 state legislative season saw widespread action on education.
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
While more girls have entered traditionally "male" careers in the nearly four decades since Title IX was passed, more encouragement is needed for boys interested in female-dominated careers, experts say.
With planned cuts in both summer-job and summer school programs, young people in some large cities may have plenty of time on their hands in the months ahead.
Common Sense Media plans to expand its current rating system to evaluate the learning benefits of popular and educational digital content.
This table includes data from a cohort of 35,525 teachers, who were asked how they use technology in their classrooms.
Researchers are exploring ways to better identify students with attention deficit disorder who are not necessarily disruptive in class.
The American Institute of Architects and the Green Building Council detail what local leaders can do to advance the movement for environmentally friendly schools.
Best of the Blogs
Georgia's high court rules a panel set up to create and overssee charter schools is unconstitutional.
Policy Brief
States made use of ARRA funds to boost school data systems and make improvements in other areas, a first round of reports say.
Student agency is critical for teaching young people "responsible autonomy," writes Joan F. Goodman.
School boards must set policies that distribute resources fairly among poor and affluent schools, Edwin C. Darden says.
School leaders must learn to tame the political forces that play a major role in education policy, writes Mary Esther Van Shura.
Jeffrey R. Henig and S. Paul Reville write that the future health of American schools depends on attending to nonschool factors.
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