California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership

The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools. (October 23, 2014)

Unions to Spend More Than Ever in State, Local Elections

In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the nation's two largest teachers' unions are spending money on campaigns against Republican governors and efforts to flip control of conservative state legislatures.
(October 22, 2014)

'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

(October 23, 2014)

Push for 'Learner Profiles' Stymied by Barriers

(October 22, 2014)

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment

(October 21, 2014)

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Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but experts are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat. (October 22, 2014)

Weingarten: Four Solutions to Public School Problems

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What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

Regie Routman argues that good assessment results can be fleeting, but good leadership never is. (October 21, 2014)

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

Education leaders should look to private and public institutions for the best that leadership has to offer, writes Andy Hargreaves. (October 20, 2014)

To Collaborate and Lead, Teachers Need District Help

With time and institutional support, teachers can work closely with colleagues and take on new roles, Brittany Austin says. (October 21, 2014)

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Dual-Language Learning:
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Take in some of the sights and sounds from a day at Collinswood Language Academy, a K-8 dual-language school in Charlotte, N.C.

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Digital Directions

E-Rate Aid Inadequate, District Leaders Say

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey. (October 17, 2014)

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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies)

To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning. (October 22, 2014)

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Company Known for Student Surveys Unveils New Tool for Teachers

Tripod announced it is offering a new, free service aimed at helping educators use student survey data to refine their classroom practices. (October 7, 2014)

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