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December 12, 2014

Teachers' Needs Must Drive the Professional Learning Agenda

Teachers' input on professional learning stresses the importance of skillful collaboration and shared decision making.

June 10, 2014

Gates Foundation: Wait Two Years Before Attaching Consequences to Common Core

A top official from the biggest common-core funder in the country says districts and schools should wait before basing teacher evaluations and student promotion decisions on tests based on the new standards.

May 29, 2014

Budget Gaps Found to Undermine Personalized Learning Programs in Charter Schools

A new policy brief outlines potential pitfalls for start up, personalized learning programs.

April 02, 2014

New York Pulls Plug on inBloom as Student-Data Partner

New York state reversed its plans to have inBloom, the education technology provider, load student data into the cloud, adding another setback to the organization.

January 30, 2014

Gates Foundation Supports District-Charter Collaboration with Grants

Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.

December 16, 2013

Pearson Foundation Agrees to Settlement in Dispute Over Curriculum Development Funds

The educational publishing giant's payment of $7.7 million addresses claims by New York State that the foundation diverted money to its affiliated for-profit company.

April 16, 2013

Producing Technology That Works for Educators

The frequent disconnect between ed-tech products and teachers' ability to use them is a recurrent theme among attendees at the ASU/GSV education innovation summit.

April 03, 2013

Gates, Facebook Staging "Hackathons" on Education

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are staging a pair of "hackathons" this months aimed at producing new ideas in college access, social learning and other areas.

December 07, 2012

Gates Awards $25 Million for District-Charter Partnerships

The Gates Foundation will distribute the grants to seven cities in order to encourage collaboration and ease tensions between district and charter schools.


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