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May 26, 2015

Former Tampa Schools Boss MaryEllen Elia Named N.Y. K-12 Chief

The former superintendent of Florida's Hillsborough County schools is poised to become New York state's next K-12 commissioner, according to reports.

May 17, 2015

OPPI Festival Makes Educators Say Wow

What if educators were given their due by society for the tremendously important job we do every day? Please share your positive stories.

May 09, 2015

Gates Foundation Launches 'Teachers Know Best' Site for Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs

The website uses research on what educators say about available digital resources to identify gaps and offer suggestions for improvement.

May 04, 2015

Gates' Teacher-Prep Grants Will Fund Cooperatives to Scale, Share Practices

The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

March 27, 2015

Growing Inequality Is Visible in K-12 Politics

The one-percenters who can make large campaign donations have more money than ever. And, as in all other policy areas these days, they want to call the shots in K-12 education.

February 04, 2015

Teachers, Developers, Researchers Quickly Evaluate Ed Tech in N.Y.C.

New York City is one of three "test-bed networks" experimenting with new ways to quickly evaluate ed-tech products in real-world settings.

November 10, 2014

Why I Joined Educators 4 Excellence

As a veteran teacher, I feel it's more important than ever for classroom teachers to speak up about their profession and to drive education policy instead of reacting to what the policymakers do.

October 06, 2014

Survey: Half of Urban Parents Say Common Core Is Beneficial

In a recent survey, the Council of the Great City Schools found that half of K-12 parents in urban districts said the Common Core State Standards were beneficial to their children.

September 23, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Newsela Raises $4.1M to Expand Library of Modified News Articles

Newsela, a startup that offers news articles written at various reading levels, raised $4.1 million from investors in a Series A round.

September 08, 2014

The New York Times Magazine on Bill Gates' Latest Education Project

The magazine's annual education issue looks at the billionaire's support for the Big History Project, a new way to teach history as connected to other subjects.

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