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November 21, 2014

How the State Seal of Biliteracy Is a Game Changer

Increasing number of states are adopting Seals of Biliteracy - hear about the experience of Illinois.

November 19, 2014

Rep. John Kline Slated to Remain in Education Committee's Top Spot

As chairman of the Education and the Workforce Committee during the 114th Congress, Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is planning to prioritize updating the No Child Left Behind law and the Higher Education Act.

November 13, 2014

Kansas Picks Randy Watson, Local Superintendent, as Next K-12 Chief

Watson was selected over three other finalists for the position, including current Georgia Superintendent John Barge.

November 09, 2014

Physical Education Can Promote Global Competence

Recent advances to the studies of neuroscience have shown that the brain functions better through the use of exercise and play. Therefore, physical education is a great way to introduce global learning concepts by using movement and games.

November 04, 2014

Retired Educator Donates 800 School Artifacts to National Museum

A former principal who has been gathering school artifacts dating back to the 1700s is giving most of his collection to the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

October 24, 2014

Start Up Spotlight: ClassKick

This series, Start Up Spotlight, will feature video interviews with these developers, stories behind how they got started and sneak peaks into future iteration of their products. First off, we have Andrew Rowland and Peter Do, the co-founders of Classkick. This free iPad app allows teachers to easily create open response questions, push them out to students and then view student responses and annotations via a real-time dashboard. Check out this post to see the video interview and learn more!

September 30, 2014

Watch: Common Core Spurs Hope, Fear for a Miami Principal

A Miami middle school principal discusses her respect for the standards, but says that state policies and a lack of resources have hampered her teachers' ability to prepare for new assessments.

September 25, 2014

Fla.'s Charlie Crist on the Stump: K-12 Priorities, Funding, and Privatization

Supporters of Democratic nominee Charlie Crist for Florida governor are optimistic about his K-12 plans, but concede that he might not bring big changes in some areas if elected.

September 08, 2014

Fiction Teaches Students Empathy, Research Shows

Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.

September 05, 2014

Education Department Proposes Big Changes to School Improvement Grant Program

Floundering schools that receive federal turnaround dollars would get some new options for using the money under draft guidance slated to be published in the federal register Monday.

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