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June 16, 2014

Despite Questions, Kansas Education Board Approves Two 'Innovative Districts'

The Innovative Districts Act allows public schools that receive such designations to dispense with most state laws and regulations governing K-12 schools.

June 04, 2014

Purchases of Classroom Materials Fall in Early 2014, a Reversal From 2013

Purchases of instructional materials fell by 4 percent in the 1st quarter of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013, possibly because of districts' uncertainty about the common-core implementation, according to the Association of American Publishers.

June 03, 2014

District Leaders Mostly Back Common Core, But Troubled by Implementation

A survey of 500 district superintendents and administrators across 48 states shows mostly strong support for the common-core standards, but it also finds concern that the standards are being implemented too quickly with insufficient support.

April 28, 2014

New Reporter Joins the District News and Leadership Beats

Denisa R. Superville, formerly of The Record in Bergen County, N.J., will cover school district news and leadership issues for Education Week.

February 03, 2014

'Telepresence Robots' Connect Virtual Teachers With Classrooms

An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.

June 27, 2013

Teach Oregon: Growing Great Teachers

Teach Oregon is a partnership between school districts and universities to develop a diverse workforce of great teachers. Oregon is tackling the toughest issues of teacher development that every state faces.

June 13, 2013

Are Districts the Key to Coursera's 'MOOCs' for Teachers?

The success of Coursera's effort to provide teacher professional development "MOOCs" could hinge on partnerships with districts, an analysis argues.

June 13, 2013

Will Districts Determine Success of Coursera's Teacher-Training Venture?

Generating sustained interest in its new, free teacher-training venture will require Coursera to partner with districts, a new analysis argues.

April 10, 2013

Improbable Scholars Garners Responses, Questions

A new book by David Kirp profiles improvement efforts in urban Union City, N.J., and argues for scaling up its success as a national model.

April 02, 2013

Closing the Divide Between District Tech., Finance Officials

School districts' chief financial officers and their chief technology officers often don't share the same language or way of thinking, the leader of a national school tech group says.

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