Special Education Students Swell Civil Rights Docket

Outreach and broader awareness of the U.S. Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights. (May 27, 2015)

Thousands of Scorers Take On the Common-Core Tests

Some 42,000 highly trained raters will score 109 million test responses in English/language arts and math in the biggest and most controversial student-assessment project in history. (May 26, 2015)

Legislators Balance Student-Data-Privacy Concerns

(May 22, 2015)

Selective Schools Struggle to Diversify Enrollments

(May 22, 2015)

Does Google Help Students Learn (or Just Think They Do?)

(May 26, 2015)

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  • Sarah Cramer, a librarian in training, consults with Jay Wambere, a 5th grade student, about his LittleBits electronic music composition at Mitchell Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Mich. The schools i participating in the Michigan Makers program, a University of Michigan initiative that supports the use of maker spaces in schools. —Daryl Marshke/University of Michigan School of Information
  • Librarian-in-training Alex Quay helps 4th grade student Kandyce Barnes work on a hand-sewing project at Mitchell Elementary. —Daryl Marshke/University of Michigan School of Information

School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces'

Librarians are showing growing interest in the "maker movement" as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning. (May 27, 2015)

Push for Grade-Level Reading Takes Many Forms

(May 22, 2015)

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Opinion

Our K-12 Policies Resemble Those of Imperial Japan

There is irony in today's U.S. education standards resembling those of pre-World War II Japan, writes Lawrence Baines. (May 26, 2015)

Q&A With Sir Ken Robinson

The author and speaker shares his thoughts on student engagement and testing, the future of teacher education programs, and why vocational education matters. (May 22, 2015)

Improving Education Takes More Than Minutes

The national discussion around changing the structure of schools should go beyond minutes of instruction, Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers say. (May 26, 2015)

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$3.9B E-Rate Bonanza Will Be Awarded to Schools, Libraries

The record amount in E-rate funds will be awarded this year, with no phone-bill increases for consumers, according to the FCC. (May 14, 2015)

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Teacher

Let Students With ADHD Fidget, Says Study

Toe-tapping, squirming, and finger-drumming could actually be a helpful part of the learning process for kids with the disorder, says a new study. (May 15, 2015)

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Industry & Innovation

ETS Hauls in $280M in Texas Assessment Deals, Tops Pearson

ETS will be administering, scoring, reporting, and performing other work associated with exams over the next few years. (May 18, 2015)

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