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While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements.
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products.
Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN.
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By systematically implementing, testing, tweaking, and expanding a new support program for novice teachers, Austin educators are aiming to apply research for an immediate impact on the classroom.
A 34-nation study from the OECD finds U.S. students lagging at both ends of the education pipeline—preschool enrollment and college graduation.
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Madison County, Wis., school officials face allegations that two recent contracts violate the state's controversial law that restricts public employees' bargaining rights.
As his policy carrots and sticks dwindle, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pledges to be a supportive partner to states in taking on education overhauls.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing.
Struggling schools that get federal aid under the School Improvement Grant program could receive new flexibility for using that money under draft guidance issued by the Education Department.
A state supreme court's order means legislators must produce a plan to substantially boost education aid in their 2015 session or face penalties.
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
Teachers have options for managing the pressures of national and local testing demands, write K-12 educators Sherah Betts Carr and Anaya Bryson.
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