The Future of Classroom Tech: 5 Experts Weigh In

Better research will help schools evolve toward more creative use of classroom technology, ed-tech leaders predict. (June 21, 2017)

What Will Trump's FCC Mean for Schools?

The Federal Communications Commission has played a big role in bringing high-speed internet to thousands of schools, but new chairman Ajit Pai has many K-12 leaders worried. (June 19, 2017)

Sausage-Making Fest: How Passing ESSA Compares to Today's Health-Care Fight

(June 20, 2017)

Schools Become Whiter and Wealthier in Communities That Secede From Districts

(June 21, 2017)

Is DeVos Sending Mixed Messages on Advanced Courses and Accountability?

(June 21, 2017)

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  • Elizabeth Aine Harding, center, and other girls spread rose petals around a Confederate monument as part of a Memorial Day observance this year in Fredericksburg, Va. —Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP
  • A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is removed in New Orleans. Some educators around the country are finding an entry point for lessons about the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and racism in current controversies over the removal of such statues. —Scott Threlkeld/AP

Confederate Statues Offer Lessons

Some teachers are using the debates over the removal of statues of Confederate heroes to bring alive lessons about post-Civil War history. (June 20, 2017)

Teaching Computer Science Is Great, But It's Not Enough

(June 21, 2017)

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Opinion

Why Are Schools Still Peddling the Self-Esteem Hoax?

The "faux psychology" behind the self-esteem movement has been rebranded as social-emotional learning, argues Chester E. Finn Jr. (June 19, 2017)

Learning Disabilities Exist, Just Not in Summer School

Special education accommodations and other supports for students in summer school are an overlooked necessity, writes teacher Adam Feinberg. (June 15, 2017)

STEM Grads Won't End Teacher Shortage

Although schools are attracting more qualified STEM teachers, retention is a problem, says Walt Gardner. (June 21, 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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How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News

How can teachers help students tell real from fake news? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Teachers' Union Faces Backlash Over Publication on Personalized Learning

A story published in the magazine of the National Education Association sparked sharp criticism from some teachers and activists concerned about software-driven personalized learning. (June 13, 2017)

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Can Yoga Help Prevent Teacher Burnout?

Researchers and schools are exploring whether regular yoga practice can reduce teacher stress and equip educators with strategies to stay calm during chaotic moments in the classroom. (June 7, 2017)

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Wave of New Ed Tech in K-12 to Usher In Classroom Redesigns, Survey Finds

School leaders are getting ready to make a case for renovated or new classroom designs that will accommodate how students learn with technology. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 14, 2017)

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