Narrow Ruling in Case With Voucher Implications

In a case watched by school choice advocates on both sides, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Missouri church that was denied a grant to use shredded scrap tire material to improve its preschool playground. (June 26, 2017)

Accreditor Sees Expansion Opportunity Under ESSA

AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider. (June 26, 2017)

Google Docs Fuels Shift to Collaborative Writing

(June 23, 2017)

Here's Why You Can't Understand Your State's New Plan for Education

(June 26, 2017)

GOP Health Care Proposals: What Educators Should Know

(June 22, 2017)

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Opinion

Will Free Community College Really Help Low-Income Students?

Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass. (June 23, 2017)

Teaching Computer Science Is Great, But It's Not Enough

Students need to learn to question and transform technology’s role in society, write Florence R. Sullivan and Jill Denner. (June 21, 2017)

Who Is Really Responsible for the Summer Slide?

Why are students not retaining the previous year’s knowledge? Is it the agrarian schedule, parents, or scheduling? (June 25, 2017)

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Leaders To Learn From 2017

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How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News

How can teachers help students tell real from fake news? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Worried About Hackers? Call a Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018. (June 19, 2017)

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Teacher

Mentors for New Teachers Found to Boost Student Achievement—by a Lot

A study of the New Teacher Center's grant program found that student outcomes in math and English/language arts improve when first- and second-year teachers have a mentor. (June 22, 2017)

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Immersive Tech, Virtual Reality Market to Soar Worldwide, New Analysis Predicts

The number of students accessing head-mounted displays of virtual and augmented reality will soar in the coming years, but some companies may struggle to monetize their products. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 22, 2017)

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