Social Studies Tech Tools Not Tailored to Subject

Educators report there are fewer social-studies-specific digital learning tools than for subjects such as math, which are part of the Common Core State Standards. (June 27, 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)

Science Learning No Longer Limited by School Labs

(June 27, 2017)

Mitchell Chester, Longtime Massachusetts Education Chief, Dies

(June 27, 2017)

State Leaders, Experts, Civil Rights Advocates Take Hard Look at ESSA Plans

(June 27, 2017)

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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)

Teaching Computer Science Is Great, But It's Not Enough

Students need to learn to question and transform technology’s role in society, write Florence R. Sullivan and Jill Denner. (June 21, 2017)

Who Is Really Responsible for the Summer Slide?

Why are students not retaining the previous year’s knowledge? Is it the agrarian schedule, parents, or scheduling? (June 25, 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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