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A fresh round of global test data shows students in more countries outperform U.S. 15-year-olds in math, reading, and science compared with 2009 results.
U.S. businesses working in China are moving aggressively to secure a piece of the market for curriculum and digital-content management, building on success in other areas of the education market.
Evidence is growing that late-in-the-day exposure to artificial light from energy-efficient lamps, computers, and other electronic devices can disrupt sleep cycles.
Once in danger of losing its $75 million federal grant, Hawaii is using its Race to the Top money in a way that has converted even some critics.
While districts have beefed up safety measures and added armed security, only a small fraction of the laws proposed in the immediate aftermath of the school shootings have been enacted.
Report Roundup
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Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
The push by the assessment consortia to establish high targets for when students are deemed "college ready" risks causing a steep drop in test-takers' results.
Too few educators aspire to the principalship, says Bain & Co., in a new report that lays out some strategies for fixing that problem.
One of the groups building common-core assessments is enacting a process to ensure that tech products are compatible with the tests, including certification of devices in exchange for an annual fee.
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A bill being promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, suggests data privacy will likely be a hot-button issue in statehouses around the country in 2014.
A new study goes beyond biology to explain some of the social changes that play a role in deteriorating sleep habits during students’ teenage years.
The group of "anti-establishment" state schools chiefs remains firm on common-core accountability even as individual members chart their own course through implementation of the standards.
Depending on how the Kansas Supreme Court rules in a school finance lawsuit, state lawmakers could be facing a big bill.
At Keaau High School on Hawaii's "Big Island," the principal utilized federal Race to the Top money to help turn around a low-performing school.
At Kanoelani Elementary, a 785-student school in Waipio on the island of Oahu, the common core is being integrated into a school that prides itself on a cohesive approach to learning across grade levels.
Keaau Elementary School in Hawaii used its status as a Race to the Top "zone of innovation" school to raise money to give each student a computer.
Dean Donald Heller and others at Michigan State University's education school explain why they aren't taking part in the National Council on Teacher Quality's latest teacher-prep-program review.
Building a strong sense of community in a school is an effective way to head off bullying before it happens, says Jim Dillon, of the Center for Leadership and Bullying Prevention.
A graphic Commentary from TASC's Lucy Friedman shows a widening investment gap in after-school learning.
Teachers should draw on historical texts to give life to the literacy objectives of the common-core standards, Stanford University's Sam Wineburg writes.
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