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'Personalized Learning' Eludes Easy Definitions

Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today. (October 20, 2014)

Skills Gaps for Online Reading Linked to Family Income

A study of 7th graders from two Connecticut school districts finds a significant achievement gap for the ability to read information critically on the Internet. (October 17, 2014)

Popularity Grows Anew for Year-Round Schooling

(October 16, 2014)

Student Data Wasn't Wiped From Auctioned Computers

(October 20, 2014)

E-Rate Funding Insufficient, District Leadership Groups Contend

(October 17, 2014)

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  • Kindergartners wait in line after a water break at Collinswood. Selected by lottery, the 750 students at the K-8 magnet school are a nearly even mix of native Spanish speakers and native English speakers. —John W. Adkisson for Education Week
  • Tatiana Medina, center, jokes with classmate Nancy Avila during a 7th grade Spanish-for-native-speakers class at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, N.C. Students take some core academic classes in Spanish and some in English in the school’s two-way immersion program. —John W. Adkisson for Education Week
  • Instructional charts written in Spanish line the walls of Gilberto Franco’s 8th grade mathematics class at Collinswood Language Academy in Charlotte, N.C. The success of dual-language programs at Collinswood and other schools has led to a statewide push to replicate the programs. —John W. Adkisson for Education Week

School Successes Inspire N.C. Push for Dual Language

Collinswood Language Academy's experiences with two-way language learning illustrate why North Carolina state education officials are sold on the idea. (October 20, 2014)

K-12 Leaders: Look for Lessons Outside Schools

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Opinion

Reimagining Early-Childhood Education

Investing in children's social and emotional development yields significant academic and economic benefits, write three early-education advocates. (October 14, 2014)

Technology Is Not the Answer:
A Student's View

A high school junior argues that the widespread use of technology in K-12 classrooms is highly overrated. (October 14, 2014)

5 Ways to Prevent K-12 School Violence

As with many problems in K-12 schools, preventive policies can make a difference in the amount of violence experienced, writes Matthew Lynch. (October 11, 2014)

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In 1951, John A. Stokes led a student protest against the poor conditions in his segregated high school in Prince Edward County, Va., and later became a plaintiff in a case that was decided as part of Brown v. Board.

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Digital Directions

Ed-Tech Companies Pledge Data-Privacy Protections

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough. (October 8, 2014)

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Teacher

When Teacher Observation Goes Horribly Wrong

In Mark T. Kissling's first year of teaching, it takes an embarrassing moment in the classroom for him to realize the importance of lightening up and not taking things too seriously. (October 15, 2014)

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Company Known for Student Surveys Unveils New Tool for Teachers

Tripod announced it is offering a new, free service aimed at helping educators use student survey data to refine their classroom practices. (October 7, 2014)

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