K-12 Print Needs Persist Despite Digital Growth

While many educators find benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students. (April 17, 2015)

Blended Learning Research Yields Limited Results

Drawing conclusions about what works in blended learning is difficult, because of the amorphous nature of the term, rapid changes in technology and how it is used, and other factors. (April 17, 2015)

Fresh Battles Loom When Full Senate Takes Up ESEA Rewrite

(April 17, 2015)

Stiff Sentences for Convicted Atlanta Educators Shock Many

(April 17, 2015)

After-School Programs Feel Heat From Congress, Critics

(April 14, 2015)

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  • Kaden Livingston, 8, plays during recess at Patterson International Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., last week. Research shows children are more engaged in the classroom when they have a break for playtime. —Nathan W. Armes for Education Week
  • Students swing during recess at Patterson International Elementary School in Lakewood, Colo., earlier this month. More schools are banning or limiting the use of withholding recess for punitive reasons as research shows the benefits of playtime for students. —Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Withholding Recess as a Punishment Declines

With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students. (April 16, 2015)

L.A. District Demands Refund for Pearson Curriculum on Apple's iPads

(April 16, 2015)

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Why Teachers Need Time to Succeed

A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener. (April 16, 2015)

How to Reach the Poorest Kids

Jean-Claude Brizard writes that the ESEA's goal of equalizing K-12 funding in states and districts is key to serving low-income students. (April 15, 2015)

The Assault on Public Education Continues in North Carolina

A Republican-backed bill in North Carolina is another example of politicians trying to privatize education, argues Dave Powell. (April 14, 2015)

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Blended Learning Research: The Seven Studies You Need to Know

Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques. (April 13, 2015)

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Testing Season Gets Teachers Excused From Jury Duty

Two teachers in Tampa, Fla., used the demands of testing season to get excused from being on the jury for a murder trial. (April 9, 2015)

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Mooresville, N.C., District Plans to Build Digital Innovation Center

Superintendent Mark Edwards asks investors for $2 million to open an ed-tech innovation center in his district where companies could test their products. (April 9, 2015)

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