Student Tech Use at Home Is Tricky Balancing Act

Social and educational priorities are oftentimes at odds when students use digital tools outside of school, prompting many parents to keep a closer eye on such use. (July 1, 2015)

Technology Counts 2015

States Struggle to Put Good Teachers in All Schools

Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway. (June 30, 2015)

Homework, Privacy, and Budget Top Ed-Tech Agenda

(June 29, 2015)

Districts Put Open Ed. Resources to Work

(June 29, 2015)

Supreme Court to Reconsider Key Precedent on Teachers' Union Fees

(June 30, 2015)

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  • Andres Arreola, the 2014 National Spanish Spelling Bee champion, plays video games as his mother, Silvia Rios, reads words for him to spell earlier this month at his home in Sunland Park, N.M. Arreola will defend his title at the 2015 National Spanish Spelling Bee competition in mid-July. —Ivan Pierre Aguirre for Education Week
  • Three finalists compete in the 2014 National Spanish Spelling Bee. Judith Villa, center right, and Stephanie Lara Arevalo, listen while Andres Arreola, the eventual winner, spells a word. —National Spanish Spelling Bee
  • Silvia Rios refers to a list of words supplied by the organizing committee as she helps her son, Andres Arreola, prepare to defend his title in the upcoming National Spanish Spelling Bee competition. —Ivan Pierre Aguirre for Education Week

Spanish-Language Spelling Bees Catch On Across U.S.

Spellers from across the country will compete for the championship title later this month at the fifth annual National Spanish Spelling Bee in Albuquerque, N.M. (July 1, 2015)

Vaccines: California Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Most Exemptions

(June 30, 2015)

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‘Racial Injustice Is Rooted in a Lie’

Teachers can fight the scourge of racism by confronting it, writes educator Marilyn Rhames. (June 30, 2015)

Use the Summertime to Rethink Teaching, Learning

Leaders should create a STEM-based framework in order to improve every teacher and student, Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers say. (June 28, 2015)

Children With Severe Illnesses Deserve a Real Education

As medical advances improve their life expectancy, the education programs available to seriously ill children are not keeping up, argues Meghaan Ferreira. (June 26, 2015)

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Turning Dropouts Into Diplomas

A personalized dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., has helped raise the city's graduation rate.
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Digital Directions

FCC Official to Guide Consumers, Schools on Net Neutrality

After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers. (June 23, 2015)

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Licensing Group Unveils Model Ethics Code for Educators

The code, released by state certification officials, aims to set a baseline similar to that in other professions. (June 25, 2015)

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, in Setback for K-12 Opponents of Law

The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of an Affordable Care Act policy providing health-care subsidies across states. (June 25, 2015)

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