Ed-Tech Leaders Outline Ambitious Broadband Goals

Despite major strides in getting schools connected to the internet, state ed-tech leaders are calling for redoubled efforts to provide equitable access to technology. (September 23, 2016)

Teachers Seize On 'Growth Mindset,' But Crave More Training

An Education Week Research Center survey highlights teachers' enthusiasm for the concept and their desire for more professional development on how to effectively use it in their classrooms. (September 22, 2016)

Publicly Funded Child Care Gets New Health, Safety Guidelines

(September 22, 2016)

Fresh Policy Leverage Waits as Governors' Contests Heat Up

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Home Ownership Out of Reach for Teachers Across the Country, Reports Find

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  • Breggett Rideau, left, was instrumental in the passage of a Texas law requiring cameras in self-contained special education classrooms after her son, Terrence, right, suffered injuries in such a classroom when he was a middle school student. —Bob Booth/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via TNS
  • Terrence Rideau, who has severe cognitive and physical disabilities, watches television at his home in Keller, Texas. Now 21, he was a middle student in a self-contained special education classroom when he suffered multiple injuries. —Bob Booth/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via TNS

Cameras in Special Ed. Classrooms a Complex Issue

A new Texas law requiring such cameras at the request of parents and teachers raises questions about cost, privacy, and even whether they'll help protect children. (September 21, 2016)

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Restorative Justice: The Zero-Tolerance-Policy Overcorrection

Overreliance on "soft discipline" may reduce suspensions, but it doesn’t actually help students or teachers, argues Richard Ullman. (September 21, 2016)

The Case for Universal National Service

Service commitments could be "transformative" for education, offering youths training and a sense of purpose, writes James M. Stone. (September 20, 2016)

Why Do Students Think They Have to Be Perfect?

The emphasis on perfection in the classroom causes students to shut down their curiosity and creativity, writes guest blogger Jena Ball. (September 22, 2016)

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Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

Technology Counts 2016

The 2016 edition of Education Week’s long-running Technology Counts report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom and their overall confidence in education technology.

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What Is the Common Core?

Here’s your all-in-one guide to the Common Core State Standards, adopted by a majority of states with great fanfare—and considerable pushback in some places. Read more.

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Digital Directions

New 'Open' Ed. Project to Challenge Commercial Publishers for K-12 Work

Open Up Resources, a nonprofit led by a former Pearson executive, will try to produce openly licensed material at "curriculum scale," rather than just individual lessons and units. (September 16, 2016)

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Five Reasons Why Teachers Should Write About Their Practice

Writing about teaching is a meaningful exercise that can be transformative to teachers' practice, Nancy Barile writes. (September 20, 2016)

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Report: Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms

A lack of high-quality personalized curricula is stalling efforts to work with diverse student populations, a report finds. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 20, 2016)

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