Penalties Loom for States With High 'Opt Out' Rates

The U.S. Department of Education hasn't decided how to penalize states where large numbers of students have opted-out of annual tests. (August 26, 2016)

2 in 5 High Schools Don't Offer Physics, Analysis Finds

An Education Week analysis of federal data reveals that high school students don’t have universal access to physics classes—despite a national push for STEM studies. (August 26, 2016)

Teacher-Prep Accreditors Aim to Regain Traction

(August 25, 2016)

Are Poor Students More Prepared for Kindergarten?

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Courts Leave Uncertainty for Transgender Students

(August 24, 2016)

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Data: Corporal Punishment Persists in U.S. Schools

An Education Week analysis found more than 109,000 students in 21 states were physically punished in 2013-14. Reporter Sarah D. Sparks talked about the findings with the "PBS NewsHour" and about cases like that of former student Trey Clayton, now 19. (August 23, 2016)

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Dwindling Interest Seen in SAT Subject Tests

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Opinion

Outdoor Classrooms for Experiential Learning

Our national parks offer educational opportunities to narrow the "experience gap," write Milton Chen and U.S. National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis. (August 25, 2016)

Who's Responsible for Student Learning?

Teachers and their unions should play a greater role in determining who remains in the profession, writes former district superintendent Marc F. Bernstein. (August 23, 2016)

Deeper Learning: 10 Ways You Can Die

Knowing what educational pitfalls to avoid can help teachers better impart more powerful learning skills, says Jal Mehta. (August 25, 2016)

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Digital Directions

CliffsNotes Goes Digital, Personalized ... for Some Products

The popular yellow-cover study-guide series is offering a personalized, digital subscription service for its test-prep materials, but not its better-known literature-review guides. (August 16, 2016)

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Teacher

20 Years After Groundbreaking Report on Teaching, a New Report Asks: What Now?

A new report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future sets policy recommendations to improve teaching and learning, 20 years after the original report pushed teaching to the forefront of the education reform movement. (August 10, 2016)

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Facebook, Charter Network Ramping Up Personalized-Learning Software for More Schools

One hundred schools in 27 states will begin using personalized learning software developed by Facebook and the Summit charter school network. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 10, 2016)

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