How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?

Researchers are developing scales to help teachers understand when young children’s math anxieties are getting in the way of learning. (May 25, 2017)

DeVos, Democrats Wage War Over Budget Cuts, Vouchers

In defending the president's budget on Capitol Hill, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored lawmakers to focus on "students and their education," rather than "schools and systems." Democrats weren't buying it. (May 24, 2017)

DeVos Won't Rule Out Vouchers for Schools That Don't Allow LGBT Students

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Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?

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Can a Career-Tech School Be Too Popular?

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What Happens When Kids Make The Tests?

An experimental network of Virginia schools is letting students devise projects to demonstrate what they've learned. (May 24, 2017)

Student Testing: What's Next

State to Educators: What ESSA Means for You

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We Need More STEM Teachers; Higher Ed. Can Help

Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers. (May 23, 2017)

In the School Choice Debate, Both Sides Are Right

School choice proponents and backers of traditional public schools are talking past each other, writes Robert Maranto. (May 19, 2017)

Noticeable Shifts in the Big Questions on Students' Minds

When students predict the future through poetry, what do they write about? Their growing concerns for humanity, says Ariel Sacks. (May 25, 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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Seat Belts on School Buses—Imperative or Impractical?

Amid renewed concerns about safety, a record number of states are considering legislation to add seat belts to school buses, sparking a controversial and emotional debate. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-rate program. (May 17, 2017)

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Harnessing the Power of the Cellphone in Class

Instead of viewing cellphones as a nuisance, Curtis White allows his students to use apps and tech tools for deeper classroom learning and collaboration. (May 17, 2017)

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FCC Makes First Move Toward Weakening Net Neutrality Protections

The FCC voted to move forward with a public notice that proposes weakening protections on net neutrality, in a move that some school organizations oppose. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 19, 2017)

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