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Using a miniversion of the Program for International Student Assessment can be a powerful tool in understanding the factors that have an impact on school performance, writes Jack Dale.
Some experts are blaming campaigns to legalize marijuana for rises in the numbers of teenagers who use the drug or view its regular use as harmless.
Implementation of the common standards is likely to be a hot topic for legislators in a number of states as their 2014 sessions get rolling.
Don't listen to PISA critics, writes Eric A. Hanushek, who argues that the stagnation of American students' scores on the international assessment is cause for serious concern about schools and the nation's economic future.
Under veteran educator Carmen Fariña, the 1.1-million-student district could reverse some of the policies that have dominated it for more than a decade.
Six states are splitting nearly $281 million in the third round of the U.S. Department of Education's effort to boost early-learning programs.
Five winners, all from the South, are splitting $120 million of the federal grant funding, in the competition that mostly rewarded small and rural districts.
Teachers are paying close attention to their students' academic well-being, contrary to the image painted by Arne Duncan and those who take the U.S. PISA results out of context, write father and son educators Robert and David Weintraub.