States to Partner on SEL Standards

Eight states will work to create standards and policies for how to teach social and relational skills in K-12 schools. (August 29, 2016)

Urban Schools Group Leaves Imprint on K-12 Policy

The Council of the Great City Schools, a formidable advocate for urban districts, faces new tests to its staying power as it turns 60. (August 29, 2016)

Penalties Loom for States With High 'Opt Out' Rates

(August 26, 2016)

2 in 5 High Schools Don't Offer Physics, Analysis Finds

(August 26, 2016)

Data: Corporal Punishment Persists in U.S. Schools

(August 23, 2016)

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The Principal as Community Advocate

Principals in urban communities need to actively respond to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice that details how police routinely discriminate against black children and adults, writes David DeMatthews. (August 29, 2016)

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Donald Trump Taps Ind. Lawmaker's Staffer to Craft School Choice Plan

(August 29, 2016)

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Outdoor Classrooms for Experiential Learning

Our national parks offer educational opportunities to narrow the "experience gap," write Milton Chen and U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. (August 25, 2016)

Who's Responsible for Student Learning?

Teachers and their unions should play a greater role in determining who remains in the profession, writes former district superintendent Marc F. Bernstein. (August 23, 2016)

Pay Teachers More? Of Course We Should

Dave Powell asks, in what world would we be able to improve the status of teachers without improving their pay? (August 26, 2016)

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Miss. Man's Life Upended by 8th Grade Paddling

In 2011, given the choice between a paddling and a school suspension, Trey Clayton chose the physical punishment. He's sorry he did. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Study: Cyberbullying More Common with Teens' Current or Former Friends

Students are more likely to be cyberbullied by people they know than strangers, new research shows. (August 24, 2016)

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Some Teachers Hesitant to Talk About Clinton, Trump in the Classroom

Teaching about this year's election is particularly exciting to other teachers, though, given all its historic firsts. (August 25, 2016)

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Public Woefully Misunderstands Education Spending, Study Finds

The U.S. public underestimates, by almost 50 percent, how much is actually spent on education in their districts. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 23, 2016)

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