School Rape Case Heightens Immigration Debate

The alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville, Md., high school has exploded into outrage over immigration as the two suspects are undocumented immigrant students from Central America. (March 24, 2017)

Will High Court Ruling Raise Expectations for Special Ed.?

Experts on children with disabilities are cheering a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court as a clear win that establishes more-ambitious academic standards for special education students. (March 24, 2017)

Parents See Benefits in Special Education Vouchers

(March 24, 2017)

Betsy DeVos' Challenge: Tuning Her Message

(March 22, 2017)

State Ed-Tech Leader Sees New Demands for Modular, Organized Content

(March 23, 2017)

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  • Jennifer Langston, a freshman at Plain Dealing High School in Plain Dealing, La., is learning engineering and computer programming skills in a cyber-literacy class. —Douglas Collier for Education Week
  • Sophomore Jaylon Lucas, left, and freshman Joseph Williams assemble a Boe-Bot robot while attending a cyber literacy class at Plain Dealing High School in Louisiana. —Douglas Collier for Education Week
  • A Boe-Bot is in the final stages of assembly. The robotic kits are used to help teach students programming and engineering skills needed for cybersecurity jobs. —Douglas Collier for Education Week

K-12 Cybersecurity Education Gets More Attention

Federal and state agencies are supporting a wide range of education and workforce-development efforts aimed at countering digital security threats. (March 23, 2017)

Debate on Gorsuch and Special Ed. Rulings Continues During Hearing

(March 23, 2017)

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Why Are We Criminalizing Black Students?

School resource officers are making racial disparities in discipline worse, not better, writes UCLA professor Tyrone C. Howard. (March 22, 2017)

Seven Students Die Every Day

The stories of the youngest victims of gun violence say a lot about U.S. culture, notes The Guardian Editor Gary Younge in a Q&A. (March 21, 2017)

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Research Review: Which Blended-Learning Software Actually Works?

The Regional Education Laboratory Central reviewed studies of 14 online and blended-learning programs used to differentiate instruction. (March 16, 2017)

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Should You Have to Pass a Literacy Test to Become a Teacher?

New York is expected to scrap the literacy exam requirement for prospective teachers, partly because of the large numbers of nonwhite candidates who are failing the test. (March 13, 2017)

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Market for PCs in the U.S. Is Growing, But Global Sales Take a Hit

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