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Helping Districts Recover From Tragedy

In December, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools gave $50,000 each to three districts recovering from multiple student suicides.

Security and Crisis Plans Needed for Administration Sites—Not Just Schools

Well-intended school administrators and boards often neglect their own security while putting their focus on safety at school buildings.

Professional Development 2.0

Social networking has become a quick and efficient way for K12 administrators to gain professional development.

"Hybrid" Schools Model Gets $1 Million Boost

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded $1 million to Rocketship Education, a small nonprofit elementary charter school operator based in San Jose, Calif.

Alfie Kohn's New Salvo in the Progressive Education War

Alfie Kohn, renowned author, speaker, and progressive education advocate, continues his fight against traditional classroom teaching in Feel-Bad Education.

Finding the True Cost of College

Under the Higher Education Act of 2008, all higher education institutions are required to post a net-price calculator on their Web site by October 2011.

Forget About IT as You Know It Today

New white paper from CoSN explains how K12 IT departments have evolved and where they will be a decade from now.

The United States Receives Average Rankings from PISA

The United States remained just average in reading and science, while lagging a bit in mathematics, according to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) results.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

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