Articles: DA Archive

Voucher Programs Losing Steam in School Choice Debate

Tuition voucher program support has been withering under the Obama administration as it phases out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

Two Consortia of States Win Race to the Top Funds

The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $350 million in Race to the Top grants for states to develop new assessments for the Common Core Standards.

Professional Development in an Era of Budget Cuts

We asked our advisory panel of administrators what their districts are doing for professional development as they face tighter budgets.

New Study Shows Racially Segregated Schools Not Equal

A new study reports poor performance of minority students, regardless of race or ethnicity, in schools that have mostly minority students since NCLB implementation.

Harvard Study Examines Teacher Effectiveness

A new study reveals that teacher effectiveness is not only unrelated to the college the teacher attended, but also that teacher effectiveness peaks after 10 years.

Unleashing a Quiet Revolution

DA Senior Editor Angela Pascopella recently caught up with U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.

School Health Has Many Faces

Last year, Arkansas gave Springdale (Ark.) Public Schools an award for wide-ranging policies and educational programs that promote the health of students, their families, and school staff.

School Safety Gets The Ax

Districts are struggling to maintain safety and security when budgets are cut.

K12 Schools Must Fill Need For Digital Media Skills

A recent report out of Northwestern University, "Trust Online: Young Adults' Evaluation of Web Content," finds college students take for granted online information, pointing to the need for public schools to teach these skills.

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