House, Senate Bills Would Cut Ed. Dept. Funding

Despite a veto threat from the president, Republicans in both chambers of Congress are pushing measures that would cut billions of dollars from the department and eliminate a slew of programs. (July 7, 2015)

Senate Braced for Lengthy Debate on ESEA

The bipartisan proposal to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act may take up a week or more of the Senate's time. (July 6, 2015)

Case Poses Threat to Teachers' Union Financing

(July 2, 2015)

Student Tech Use at Home Is Tricky Balancing Act

(July 1, 2015)

Technology Counts 2015

More States Meet Requirements Under Federal Special Education Rating System

(July 6, 2015)

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  • Justice Samuel Alito delivers the majority opinion in Ohio v. Clark that a child’s statement to his teachers about physical abuse at home that was introduced at trial without the testimony of the child did not violate the constitutional right of the accused to confront witnesses against him. –Art Lien
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  • Justice Stephen Breyer delivers the majority opinion in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans that held that Texas can limit the content on state license plates because they are state property and not the equivalent of bumper stickers. –Art Lien
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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)

Lessons From a Longer School Day (and Year)

(July 7, 2015)

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With the rise of open educational resources and other digital materials, educators have access to more resources than ever. In this Spotlight, learn how teachers, districts, and publishers are navigating the expanding digital-content marketplace.
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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)

3 Reasons Why Your Twitter Ego Could Destroy Your Message

Like reality TV stars, some educators use Twitter to gain popularity instead of connecting with others, writes Peter DeWitt. (July 5, 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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Digital Directions

Maker Spaces for Early Learners: Q&A

School librarian Nan Stifel talks 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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Industry & Innovation

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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