News Update

Justice for impoverished schools, 21 years in the making

Court finds state funding formula denies many poor, rural students their right to an adequate education

Making space in one of the nation’s fastest growing districts

Enrollment at Rutherford County Schools in central Tennessee rose from 29,600 in 2003-04 to 41,000 this year

What you need to know about ‘deeper learning’

Deeper learning is another name for the shift in emphasis away from teacher-led, rote learning

Teachers drive their own PD in Edcamp movement

International network of free, one-day “unconferences” allow educators to set agenda

Testing times growing nationwide

Students nationwide take as many as 20 standardized tests per year, and an average of 10 in grades 3 through 8

Nation’s first Arabic dual-language school to open in Houston

After Spanish, Arabic is the second-most common non-English language spoken at home for families in the district

Rural schools hit hard by budget cuts

Some 9.7 million students are enrolled in rural districts, representing more than 20 percent of all U.S. public school students

Districts devise solutions for influx of immigrant students

Los Angeles, Miami-Dade, and Suffolk and Nassau counties on Long Island have received the largest numbers of unaccompanied minors last year

Republicans to push No Child Left Behind in 2015

Incoming education committee chairman vows to lessen federal government’s role in education

What does the Common Core mean for special ed?

It’s up to states and districts to determine how to implement accommodations

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