We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.
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February 06, 2015
November 13, 2014
Twenty-five districts that are changing the trajectory by working on blended, personalized and competency-based learning. They are big and small, from urban and rural, east and west-representative of the American education challenge.
October 13, 2014
Boston's calling cards: world-class universities, history galore, a sports fan's mecca, and a model of stability in urban education.
October 10, 2014
A recent study in Texas found that consolidating some of the state's largest school districts would raise the costs of education and decrease student performance.
June 16, 2014
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 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
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
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
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 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.