States Struggle to Put Good Teachers in All Schools

Some plans submitted to the federal government pitch new ideas for how to best share the most-qualified teachers, while others repackage strategies already underway. (June 30, 2015)

Districts Put Open Ed. Resources to Work

Two K-12 systems in Washington state have devoted a lot of time and money to adopting the digital materials, efforts they believe will pay off. (June 29, 2015)

Technology Counts 2015

Supreme Court to Reconsider Key Precedent on Teachers' Union Fees

(June 30, 2015)

Survey Suggests Social and Emotional Learning Has Staked a Claim in Schools

(June 30, 2015)

Head Start Proposals Draw Cheers, Cautions

(June 29, 2015)

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  • A model of the Empire State Building capped with the ISTE logo was manufactured with 3Doodler, a 3-dimensional fabrication tool, on June 29 at the ISTE 2015 education and technology conference in Philadelphia.-Charles Mostoller for Education Week
  • Ray Pryor tries on a virtual reality headset from Samsung at ISTE. -Charles Mostoller for Education Week
  • Educators try out an interactive screen manufactured by Clear Touch at ISTE. -Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Homework, Privacy, and Budget Top Ed-Tech Agenda

Proponents of educational technology are turning their attention to issues they say could threaten the spread of digital learning, including out-of-school access to high-speed broadband. (June 29, 2015)

'Educators Must Talk About Race'

(June 30, 2015)

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Opinion

Use the Summertime to Rethink Teaching, Learning

Leaders should create a STEM-based framework in order to improve every teacher and student, Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers say. (June 28, 2015)

Children With Severe Illnesses Deserve a Real Education

As medical advances improve their life expectancy, the education programs available to seriously ill children are not keeping up, argues Meghaan Ferreira. (June 26, 2015)

2 Reasons Connected Education Needs to Focus on Learning

Many educators fail to stimulate students with technology, even though the majority of teachers weave technology into their classes, Peter DeWitt writes. (June 25, 2015)

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Digital Directions

FCC Official to Guide Consumers, Schools on Net Neutrality

After establishing rules to protect "net neutrality," the FCC added a new agency ombudsperson as a resource for consumers. (June 23, 2015)

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Licensing Group Unveils Model Ethics Code for Educators

The code, released by state certification officials, aims to set a baseline similar to that in other professions. (June 25, 2015)

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Industry & Innovation

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, in Setback for K-12 Opponents of Law

The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of an Affordable Care Act policy providing health-care subsidies across states. (June 25, 2015)

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