Online Classes for K-12: What You Need to Know

Millions of public school students now take classes online. But educators know little about the quality of the courses, who is enrolling in them, or how students are doing. (June 29, 2017)

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)

New Guidelines for Teaching Religion in Schools

(June 28, 2017)

Narrow Ruling in Case With Voucher Implications

(June 26, 2017)

Social Studies Tech Tools Not Tailored to Subject

(June 27, 2017)

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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, prepare for a speech in San Francisco in 2016. —Jeff Chiu/AP-File
  • James H. Shelton, head of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's education division, at the organization's offices in Palo Alto, Calif. —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Chan-Zuckerberg Lays Out Ambitious Ed. Plans

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan will invest hundreds of millions of dollars per year in a new, "whole-child" vision of personalized learning. (June 29, 2017)

Feds Give States, Districts More Time for Financial Transparency

(June 29, 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)

Survey Says: Google for the Win

How have Google, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon potentially slowed the development of needed innovation in learning platforms? (June 27, 2017)

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Leaders To Learn From 2017

Education Week recognizes 14 bold and committed district leaders who demonstrate a powerful combination of tenacity and humility in bringing about systemwide change to benefit students and educators.
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Snapchat and Schools—Monitoring What Students Post Online

Schools are paying attention to what students post online, concerned about school safety and culture. Critics say this may violate free-speech and privacy rights. Here’s the view from one district. 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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Market Brief

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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