Florida Wins Federal Waiver on ELL Testing

Federal officials granted the state's request to give its English-language learners two years in a U.S. school before counting their test scores in school grades. (December 22, 2014)

Advocates Cheer White House Early-Ed. Spending

The rollout of some $1 billion in new federal money to states, along with private-sector and philanthropic commitments, is welcomed as adding momentum to the push for even bigger investment. (December 22, 2014)

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Services, Feds Say

(December 22, 2014)

Few Girls, Minorities Took AP Computer Science Exams

(December 19, 2014)

Settlement Agreement Reached in NOLA Special Education Lawsuit

(December 19, 2014)

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Your Classroom Creatures:
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We're asking educators to share photos and strategies around using pets or animal visitors in the classroom to engage students in content matter, to teach lessons in responsibility and empathy, and to provide enrichment.
(December 22, 2014)

Politics and the Common Core: Readers React

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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology

Problem-solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker. (December 19, 2014)

Crossing the Border to Kindergarten

The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children. (December 17, 2014)

Tax-Supported Religious Schools

If parents choose religious education for their children, it should be at their own expense, says Walt Gardner. (December 19, 2014)

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Digital Directions

Historic E-Rate Draws Applause, Relief

Mostly positive reaction has been pouring in following the contentious, party-line vote by the FCC to raise the overall spending cap on the federal E-rate program. (December 11, 2014)

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Walt Whitman's Challenge to Teachers

The best advice about teaching practices doesn't have to be new—and often, it isn't, educator Eric Sundberg says. (December 11, 2014)

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Millions of Student Records Sold in Bankruptcy Case

The sale of ConnectEDU Inc. this year played out on a public stage, and raised concerns among school leaders and privacy experts about how its considerable trove of student data would be used. (December 9, 2014)

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