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  Inside ESSA, the New Federal K-12 Law: ESSA Spotlights Strategy to Reach Diverse Learners
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  Inside ESSA, the New Federal K-12 Law: Congress Weighs Federal Footprint as ESSA Rolls Out
  Inside ESSA, the New Federal K-12 Law: ESSA Rulemaking: A Guide to Negotiations
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Contrary to what Star Trek's Mr. Spock says, research suggests that emotion is not the enemy of reason: It may be a best friend to learning. (May 4, 2016)

Schools See Less Crime, Fewer Students Feel Unsafe, Data Show

Continuing long trend lines, fewer students report fearing harm at school, and rates of school-based victimization have also declined, the most recent federal data show. (May 4, 2016)

Online Testing in Georgia Disrupted by Glitches

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North Dakota, Wyoming Move Away From Smarter Balanced Tests

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Zuckerberg, Chan Tap James Shelton to Lead Huge Education Giving Effort

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  • Candelario Jimon Alonzo, 16, is shown at his home in Memphis, Tenn. The teen came to the United States after fleeing Guatemala dreaming of going to high school and becoming more than what he saw along the rutted roads of his hometown. Instead, local school officials have kept  Candelario out of the classroom since he tried to enroll in January. --Karen Pulfer Focht/AP
  • High school teacher Dennis Caindec, right, talks with a student during a 12th-grade senior seminar class at San Francisco International High School in San Francisco. While some districts in numerous states have discouraged migrant minors from Central America from enrolling in their schools, San Francisco International High School accommodated its youths by rewriting young-adult novels at a basic level to spark the newcomers' interest in reading. --Jeff Chiu/AP

Unaccompanied Minors Kept From Enrolling in School

An Associated Press investigation found that migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior. (May 2, 2016)

Sticker Shock? Figuring Out the Cost of Potential ESSA Spending Rules

(May 2, 2016)

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Three Strategies to Improve Teacher Evaluation

As the Every Student Succeeds Act returns autonomy over teacher evaluation to states, Ross Wiener shares insights from state leaders on how to strengthen the process. (May 2, 2016)

Teaching Evolution Isn't About Changing Beliefs

Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it compromising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel. (May 3, 2016)

NAEP Results: Gaps in Opportunities to Learn?

The "disturbing" dip in 12th grade NAEP scores for low-performing students paints a picture of unequal opportunities, writes Robert Rothman. (May 3, 2016)

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A Medley of Culture and Academics in New Orleans

Honoring New Orleans’ cultural heritage and traditions matters as much as academics in creating successful schools. (This video is part of an award-winning package on post-Katrina schools.) Read more.

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Personalized Learning for Preschool: IBM, Sesame Workshop Team Up

A new partnership hopes to marry IBM's "cognitive computing" technology and Sesame Street's educational materials to create new products capable of personalizing learning for children from birth to age 5. (April 27, 2016)

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Who Decides Who Is a Teacher Leader?

Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some advice on self-advocacy that she's learned on her teacher-leadership journey. (May 3, 2016)

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AFT Rejected in Attempt to Force Pearson ‘Business Strategy Review’

Pearson announces lower revenues, but its shareholders rejected a challenge by a union affiliate that questioned the company's business strategy. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (April 29, 2016)

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