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Experts say cheating comes with the territory, but split on whether the solution is better security or lowering the stakes.
Education advocates brace for cuts in the fallout from the hard-fought deal to avert a U.S. default.
Some educators are disturbed about what they view as undue influence over how English/language arts is taught in schools.
Amid the furor over a tabloid's phone hacking, the company's Wireless Generation subsidiary seeks to distance itself from the fallout while facing questions about New York contracts.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
A National Research Council panel issues a framework for K-12 science standards that promotes a greater emphasis on depth over breadth.
The regents have approved multiple teacher-training approaches, including giving nonuniversity programs authority to grant master’s degrees.
Drawing on data for more than 1 million Texas schoolchildren, a new study reveals that more than half of those students were suspended at least once in middle or high school and schools varied widely in how they meted out those punishments.
In the past six months, 21 states have passed laws to minimize student-athletes' concussion risks, while laws are pending in a dozen others.
Thousands of teachers and others critical of standards- and test-based accountability bring their complaints to the Obama administration's front door.
With a growing number of school-age children living with their grandparents, grandparents are seeking a more prominent role in schools.
Ditching paper textbooks in favor of digital content is part of a $2 billion gamble in one of the world's most-wired nations.
While national attention focuses on finding better ways to evaluate teachers, efforts are quietly growing to improve the principal-evaluation process.
News Corp. is among a number of media firms eager to embrace education ventures.
Best of the Blogs
Policy Brief
Winners in the $650 million federal innovation contest showed evidence of past success, an independent report says, but the list includes plenty of the “usual suspects.”
Wisconsin is on the front lines in the ongoing national battle over the collective bargaining rights of teachers and other public employees.
A recent summit provided a forum for addressing three core benefits of expanded-learning time, write Eric Schwarz and Fred Frelow.
Once a supporter of the common-core standards movement, Andrew C. Porter now sees it as a "missed opportunity."
When it comes to Race to the Top assessment, there's much more than testing to consider, Charles A. DePascale writes.
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