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States Eye Data Dashboard for Nuanced Accountability

Educators and lawmakers in some states want to move away from one-size-fits-all school rankings and offer more information using a model drawn from the business world. (May 25, 2016)

Interdistrict Enrollment Is Appealing But Tricky

An expansive new law in Florida allowing students to more easily cross district lines to go to school spotlights the opportunities and challenges in open enrollment. (May 23, 2016)

11 States Sue Feds Over Transgender Student Guidance

(May 25, 2016)

Feds Uncover $1.2 Million Tutoring Scam in Detroit Schools

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Pennsylvania to Enact Anti-Hazing Legislation for Secondary Schools

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  • Kevin Pineda, 18, is due to graduate from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles in June. After years of struggling to master English, Pineda credits a course taught by Joel Miller for helping him achieve proficiency in English and putting him on track to earn his diploma. —Emile Wamsteker for Education Week
  • Andrew Echeverria, left, gets help from Joel Miller, a veteran educator who teaches a course for long-term English-learners at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. The course was created to help students who have struggled to become proficient in English. —Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

Graduation Is Often an Elusive Goal for Stalled ELLs

Long-term English-learners—those who are not considered proficient for five or more years—are at a great risk of dropping out of school. What can schools do to keep these students on track to graduate? (May 24, 2016)

Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year

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The K-12 Funding Crisis

States must invest in better school funding systems to improve student outcomes, say law professors Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson. (May 24, 2016)

How to Judge the Success of K-12 Education Policy

When considering the progress of current education improvement efforts, policymakers must bear one scientific principle in mind, warns Arthur H. Camins. (May 23, 2016)

Inclusive Education: What Can We Learn From Ontario?

Here are four strategies for educators to help LGBT students feel more included in school, writes Peter DeWitt. (May 25, 2016)

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A Day in the Life of a Multilingual High School

At Pennsylvania's Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, more than 15 languages are spoken in a student body of nearly 4,000. To help support such a diverse array of English-language learners, the school created a peer tutoring program. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Screen Reading Worse for Grasping Big Picture, Researchers Find

Can it really make a difference whether a class assignment is on a screen or printed out? Yes, according to new research. (May 17, 2016)

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English Teacher Disciplined for Providing Classic Novel to Students

A New York teacher who ordered his students copies of Frankenstein in protest of curriculum changes that focus more on nonfiction reading has been removed from his classes and could lose his job. (May 23, 2016)

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Big Jump in Use of Games, Videos in K-12 Schools, Survey Finds

Forty-seven percent of K-12 teachers report using game-based learning environments in their classes. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 18, 2016)

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