New Findings Shed Light on Transfer of Math Learning

Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers. (June 2, 2015)

Supreme Court Throws Out Facebook Threat Conviction

The justices rule narrowly in throwing out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who made Facebook threats that included musings about shooting up an elementary school. (June 1, 2015)

Stakes High for Overhaul of Bureau of Indian Education

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Free Online Test Prep for SAT Launched by Khan Academy

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Rahm Emanuel Appoints New Members to Chicago School Board

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States Should Ditch 'Cut Scores' on New Tests

Raising standards should be about helping students achieve them over time, not condemning students to failure, argues Randi Weingarten. (June 1, 2015)

What Makes Summer Programs Work for Middle Schoolers?

In summer learning programs, social and emotional learning is a key way to support a student's individual needs, writes Tiffany Gueye. (May 29, 2015)

School Spending and the Limits of Research

Because education research is full of assumptions and flawed metrics, it’s important to remain skeptical over its findings, Rick Hess says. (June 1, 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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Can Technology Get Kids to Play Outside?

A Massachusetts startup is getting attention for an effort to use technology to reconnect young children to the outdoors. (May 26, 2015)

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The Kind of Professional Development Teachers Need

In a four-part series, the veteran teacher and opinion blogger explores the do's and don'ts for professional learning opportunities. (May 26, 2015)

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Portal Looks to Help Districts Compare Ed-Tech Prices

The Learning Accelerator is working with more than two dozen districts to create a "pricing database" for computing devices. (May 27, 2015)

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