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Imagine being commissioned to make a 30-minute documentary about the yield on investments in U.S. public education. You sift through piles of data and find some gold nuggets. Each one reveals a different perspective. As you dig deeper, you find a story layered with complexity. Finally, you realize the truth: "The whole story can't be told in 30 minutes."

Software Technology

STIAssessment, Internet, $12 per student/year

Rocky Start for First Federal Voucher Plan

The nation's first federally funded school voucher program is off to a shaky start in Washington, D.C.

Glimmers Of Hope in No Child

Something good is coming out of adequate yearly progress reports.

In pockets across the nation, such as in North Carolina and Mississippi, great gains are happening.

Picture Books Worth A Thousand Words

The other Michael Moore says faith fuels his strength for school leadership

When Microsoft introduced its Tablet PCs two years ago, and promised a revolution in education technology, expectations were high. But revolutions aren't spontaneous, and two years later K-12 adoption of tablets has been minimal, held back by high prices and low functionality.

Districts should teach their students digital smarts

You need a driver's license to drive. You need a pilot's license to fl y. Why don't you need a license to navigate digital technology? Consider the following scenarios:

1. A cell phone rings in class.

Controversy is swirling in education circles after results of national test scores show charter schools, considered an alternative to public schools in the No Child Left Behind act, may not be what they are cracked up to be.