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Duncan offers ‘guiding principles’ for rewriting NCLB

Calling No Child Left Behind a “blunt instrument” that placed more emphasis on defining failure than encouraging success, Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Feb. 12 outlined the Obama administration’s vision…

Professor accused of killing 3 in tenure dispute

Tragedy rocked the University of Alabama campus in Huntsville Feb. 12 when a female biology professor allegedly gunned down six colleagues, three of them fatally, in an apparent dispute over…

Lawmakers seek to overhaul e-Rate

A new House bill seeks to overhaul the e-Rate, which provides telecommunications discounts to eligible schools and libraries, to make it a more useful tool in the federal government’s National…

Google rebuts DOJ objections to digital book deal

Google Inc. wants the digital rights to millions of books badly enough that it's willing to take on the U.S. Department of Justice in a court battle over whether the…

Google to build ultra-fast web networks

Google Inc. plans to build a handful of experimental, ultra-fast internet networks around the country to ensure that tomorrow's systems can keep up with online video and other advanced applications.…

Viewpoint: Failure is not an option in our schools

On Jan. 28, a group of inspiring educators from four diverse school districts came together to share their experiences on how they have turned their underperforming schools around, and the…

Teachers get a taste of real-world science—with impressive results

Giving teachers hands-on science experience not only helps improve student achievement, but also reduces teacher attrition, according to results from a Columbia University study.…

Carnegie Mellon to offer internet safety resources

Carnegie Mellon University will use a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to create and distribute web safety advice to faculty, teachers, and students in K-12 schools and on college…

Four things every student should learn … but not every school is teaching

An awareness of the views of those in other countries, an understanding of how Google ranks the results of a web search, a knowledge of the permanence of information posted…

Feds still troubled by Google Books deal

The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed…