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September 10, 2014

New Research Panels to 'Take the Pulse' of Teachers, Principals

New research surveys are planned to keep track of teachers' and principals' reactions to major education policies over time.

September 10, 2014

ECS Takes Stock of States' Common-Core Activity

What has all the state-level actvity related to the Common Core State Standards added up to? The Education Commission of the States has some answers.

September 08, 2014

Education Policy and Politics in the N.Y. State Democratic Primary

What's the long-term fallout as Zephyr Teachout, an opponent of common core and high-stakes testing, takes on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary?

August 27, 2014

New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.

July 18, 2014

TNTP Presses for Performance-Pay Systems for Teachers

To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.

July 16, 2014

Two New Book Lists on Education Policy

BookMarks shares two book lists recently published on Education Week's Opinion blog K-12 Schools Beyond the Rhetoric.

July 07, 2014

Modernizing E-Rate to Connect Kids

The potential of technology to personalize learning, to boost achievement and to better equip learners to thrive in college and career is no secret. Yet, to realize this potential, kids must be connected.

June 12, 2014

New Political Star Dave Brat Ponders Rock-Bottom Classroom Funding

The professor who beat Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary would not be likely to increase education funding if he makes it to Congress.

May 08, 2014

Analysis of NCLB Could Be Crystal Ball for Common Core

Based on an analysis of the early years of NCLB, researchers suggest that, when standards increase, as they are expected to with common-core reforms, inequality between higher and lower-achieving students may also increase.

May 06, 2014

Samuel Halperin, Education Policy Leader of Great Society Era, Dies

Samuel Halperin, a longtime leader on education policy and among the architects of landmark federal laws of the 1960s, died May 6 in Washington.

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