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Denver, the District of Columbia, Pittsburgh, and Tulsa, Okla., are among those taking steps to practice "strategic hiring."
A 10-year study by a blue-ribbon panel of scientists concludes that high-stakes testing and other accountability measures have largely failed to translate to real improvements in student achievement.
A Kentucky high school takes stock after the first phase of its efforts under a federal School Improvement Grant.
As the number of influential school leaders trained by the Broad Superintendents Academy grows, so does the criticism surrounding the program.
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
When it comes to understanding what words mean, researchers say the "ah ha" moment trumps flash-card drills.
A new study urges the United States to shift its school reform course to achieve the results of high-performing countries.
Best of the Blogs
The U.S. Department of Education's annual "Condition of Education" report finds fewer students enrolling in private schools and increasing numbers of students in public charter schools and for-profit colleges.
Designers of common-standards tests are already planning ways to make the tests accessible for students with special needs.
The hybrid charter school, which offers a blend of face-to-face and online instruction, has quadrupled its enrollment in two years.
Seniors at a Kentucky high school that received a federal School Improvement Grant say they’ve sensed greater energy and teacher involvement.
The New Jersey Supreme Court order requiring $500 million more in school funding gives only the poorest urban districts what they were seeking.
Runner-up states could compete for a new $200 million pot, while $500 million will flow to a new, early education grant contest.
Policy Brief
Federal funds to support K-12 and college foreign-language instruction took a hit in the fiscal 2011 budget deal.
However, the ruling vacates the 9th Circuit requirement on warrants, permissions.
The new, $150 million competition for federal innovation money will encourage rural applicants.
After passing a budget, legislators are called back into special session over the state's school funding funding.
The House education panel's bid to get rid of 'duplicative' programs is part of a GOP push for piecemeal ESEA renewal.
Among the most talked-about NCLB provisions is the right to attend a better-performing public school, but Richard D. Kahlenberg argues that the current option needs to be re-thought.
Principals are key to teaching their staffs about the law, Matthew Militello, David Schimmel, and Suzanne Eckes write.
The principal of the Memphis, Tenn., high school where President Obama recently delivered the commencement address says love is an essential component of education.
Letters
Letters
We must reach out to military children in the classroom, not heap academic stress on them, writes Ron Avi Astor.
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