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October 21, 2014

Teacher Investment Makes or Breaks Education Policy

A new focus on getting teacher investment in new evaluation systems seems promising—but is it too little, too late?

October 19, 2014

'Crenshaw' Offers a Cautionary Tale

A new documentary short film, "Crenshaw," shows how top-down reform policies such as school reconstitution can do more harm than good for students and the community.

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.

September 25, 2014

Colo. Students Protest School Board History Proposal

Hundreds of students walk out of school in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to something that portrays the United States in a better light.

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.

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