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The president's call to raise the compulsory-attendance age to 18 may spark action in legislatures, but experts doubt the impact on dropout rates.
Newfound Regional High School is part of an aggressive statewide effort to make learning more about mastery and less about seat time.
Proponents and critics of the citizen-led efforts split on how profound an impact they're likely to have on public schools.
Districts fear future transportation funding cuts could hurt school choice and desegregation efforts.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Drawn together by the Aspen Institute, some chief academic officers hash out how to deliver a profound shift in reading instruction.
Advocates and critics offer their assessments of the inaugural event, which featured the release of a new federal resource advising educators about digital-textbook adoption.
A suicide call center in the state is getting as many cellphone text messages from teenagers in a day as it used to get phone calls from teens in a month.
A new report offers a "bleak picture" of the state of state science standards across the nation.
The former New York City and Miami schools chief and National Superintendent of the Year was recently named president of Revolution K12, an educational technology company.
It would be created to specifically fund innovative public school projects designed to help students achieve.
A lawsuit from the National Council on Teacher Quality seeks to compel the University of Wisconsin and several of its campuses to turn over the syllabi from their teacher education programs.
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Assuring value for students would be crucial for schools to receiving a greater share of campus-based aid.
Policy Brief
Educators and preschool advocates urge state lawmakers to reject eliminating the new program as a budget move.
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
Educators from 2011-12 cohort of teacher ambassadors from the U.S. Department of Education respond to the president's recent State of the Union address.
David Cantor argues that policymakers must be sensitive to the pressures on educators and others when unveiling new plans for schools.
Schools of education could learn lessons from "corporate universities," Doug Lynch writes.
Providing non-English-speaking students with resources to navigate through their school day can make all the difference in their academic success, writes Helen Janc Malone.
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