Bid to Increase Merged-Affiliate Representation Fails at NEA Assembly (07/05 06:12 pm)

K-12 Issues Within Broad Sweep of High Court Rulings

Even when the U.S. Supreme Court is not weighing education-specific cases, many of its decisions reach into the schools—and the 2014-15 term was no exception. (July 2, 2015)

Case Poses Threat to Teachers' Union Financing

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging unions' practice of compelling nonmembers to pay service fees. (July 2, 2015)

Spanish-Language Spelling Bees Catch On Across U.S.

(July 1, 2015)

Wisconsin Law Requires ID of Schools That Send Unprepared Students to College

(July 2, 2015)

Ronald Thorpe, National Board President and Education Advocate, Dies at 63

(July 1, 2015)

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‘Racial Injustice Is Rooted in a Lie’

Teachers can fight the scourge of racism by confronting it, writes educator Marilyn Rhames. (June 30, 2015)

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)

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Turning Dropouts Into Diplomas

A personalized dropout-recovery program in Lawrence, Mass., has helped raise the city's graduation rate.
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Maker Spaces for Early Learners: Q&A

School librarian Nan Stifel talked with Education Week about her process of creating a library maker space for children in prekindergarten through 3rd grade. (June 30, 2015)

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What Is Your Best Advice to a New Teacher?

Teacher and opinion blogger Larry Ferlazzo asks readers to share their best tips for colleagues new to the profession. (July 1, 2015)

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Amplify Reported to Be Dropping School Tablet Business

BloombergBusiness reports that Amplify, which launched tablets for K-12 in 2013, will abandon the hardware business. The company counters that it is "still fulfilling orders" for tablets. (June 26, 2015)

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