Students' Sense of Belonging Starts With Teachers

Educators believe students need to feel welcome at school to be successful, but some say they struggle to address barriers to belonging. (June 28, 2017)

Narrow Ruling in Case With Voucher Implications

In a case watched by school choice advocates on both sides, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Missouri church that was denied a grant to use shredded scrap tire material to improve its preschool playground. (June 26, 2017)

Social Studies Tech Tools Not Tailored to Subject

(June 27, 2017)

Mitchell Chester, Longtime Massachusetts Education Chief, Dies

(June 27, 2017)

Dozens of Democratic Senators Express Concerns About DeVos and Civil Rights

(June 27, 2017)

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Top Accreditor Sees ESSA Opportunities

AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider. (June 28, 2017)

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers

(June 27, 2017)

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School's Out for Summer—And That's a Problem

A shortage of affordable summer programs is hurting students, especially those from low-income families, says Christina K. Hanger. (June 27, 2017)

Will Free Community College Really Help Low-Income Students?

Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass. (June 23, 2017)

Godspeed, Mitchell Chester

A fond farewell to Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts Education Commissioner and a champion of students, who passed away earlier this week. (June 27, 2017)

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Leaders To Learn From 2017

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How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News

How can teachers help students tell real from fake news? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Worried About Hackers? Call a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018. (June 19, 2017)

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Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot

A study of the New Teacher Center's grant program found that student outcomes in math and English/language arts improve when first- and second-year teachers have a mentor. (June 22, 2017)

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Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide, New Analysis Predicts

The number of students accessing head-mounted displays of virtual and augmented reality will soar in the coming years, but some companies may struggle to monetize their products. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 22, 2017)

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