Digital Devices Could Impact Common-Core Test Results

Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments. (July 22, 2016)

Trump Promotes School Choice, Bashes 'Bureaucrats' in Speech

In accepting the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump pledges to "rescue kids from failing schools" and let parents send their children to "a safe school of their choice." (July 21, 2016)

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How the Common Core Re-Mapped the Way I Teach Writing

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New Federal Data Explore Education Disparities

(July 21, 2016)

Vouchers Put Some Parents in Squeeze on Special Education Rights

(July 20, 2016)

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Career-Tech in Action at Cleveland Boys & Girls Club

A few miles from the Republican convention site, a youth club's farming program and music studio offer participants outlets for their emotions and chances to learn useful skills. (July 21, 2016)

Nonacademic Skills Are the Necessary Foundation for Learning

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American Politics Through the Eyes of an 8th Grader

An 8th grade history teacher discusses what his students understand about today's rancorous political climate and what adults would do well to remember. (July 19, 2016)

4 Ways to Protect Vulnerable Students Under ESSA

The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain. (July 15, 2016)

How to Score High on the SAT Essay

In scoring the new SAT's optional essay, graders aren't permitted to exercise sufficient personal judgment, writes Walt Gardner. (July 22, 2016)

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Election 2016 Is a Real Civics Lesson for Students

This year's presidential campaign, with its heated rhetoric and reality-TV tone, presents a challenge for U.S. Government teachers. How are educators teaching the election? Read more.

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Digital Directions

As Pokémon Go Becomes a Sensation, Ed. Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

Proponents point to increased attention to cultural landmarks and opportunities to weave math and reading into the game, but skeptics raise concerns about data privacy and pricing. (July 18, 2016)

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Study: Teachers Are Wary of Using Robots in Class, Despite Seeing Benefits

A small European study found that teachers think educational robots have benefits for students, but they're skeptical of fitting robots into the curriculum and using limited class time. (July 13, 2016)

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K12 Reaches Settlement With Calif. AG, But Acrimony Remains

The office of California's state attorney general has settled a complaint with online provider K12 over allegations the company made false claims. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 8, 2016)

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