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The Education Department should revise its Blue Ribbon program to keep awarded schools accountable in the long run, Ted Kesler writes for Education Week Commentary.
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If you were the debate moderator and could ask the candidates one question, what would it be?

We asked our Twitter followers this question and here’s what they came up with:
If Education Week readers had their way, the candidates would be talking about teacher recruitment, educational equity, and the Every Student Succeeds Act at the first presidential debate Monday.
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Id ask Donald why he just doesn't get lost before he suffers embarrassing recoil from failure
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Educators, do you know the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? Do you know what kinds of classroom feedback promote a growth mindset? Test your prowess on our quiz.
The Education Week Research Center worked with a panel of experts to create a list of classroom praise sentences that either promote growth mindsets or trigger fixed mindsets. See if you can sort them out and see how teachers responded in our nationwide survey by taking this quiz.
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A new nationwide poll of K-12 teachers reveals that 85 percent want more professional development in the area of actually incorporating the popular growth mindset theory in their classrooms.
An Education Week Research Center survey highlights teachers' enthusiasm for the concept and their desire for more professional development on how to effectively use it in their classrooms.
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"Because every state is different, the way each state engages stakeholders will vary. Some states have decided to put together draft plans and make them available for public comment," Carissa Miller says. "However, states are still in the planning phases of this work."
Tight timelines and the requirement for a summative rating for schools are among the issues officials must navigate as they craft accountability plans under the new federal law.
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It's not just that schools should not discipline students for their national anthem protests, it's that they cannot discipline them, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center tells us.
Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.
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Can you feel the love? Teachers, if your students have pulled off any surprises for you, big or small, please share them in the comments.
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The presidential candidates face off tonight in their first debate of the election, where questions about K-12 schooling may not come up.
Our interactive graphic lets you see what Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have said and done on topics from academic standards to the U.S. Department of Education.
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Twelve states will pick governors Nov. 8, and two-thirds of them will be new faces regardless of the partisan outcome. Learn more about these candidates’ potential education impact:
A dozen states pick governors Nov. 8, and they'll play a crucial role in setting the education agenda under the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
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"We can't be satisfied, not when 60 percent of people with disabilities are not in the workforce," Clinton said. "We've got to build an inclusive economy that welcomes people with disabilities, values their work, [and] treats them with respect."
People with disabilities don't want pity, they want a paycheck, the Democratic presidential candidate told a crowd of supporters in Orlando, Fla.
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U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. used the last "back-to-school" bus tour of the Obama administration to highlight the administration's marquee competitive-grant programs.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.'s swing through six Southern states included stops highlighting the administration's competitive-grant programs.
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With soft discipline on the rise at the same time that education reformers are demanding higher standards, Commentary author and veteran public high school teacher Richard Ullman argues that it is nonetheless possible to have great teachers and still have "failing" schools.
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