Proposed ESSA Spending Rules Unveiled

The Education Department aims to give districts and states added flexibility in use of funds to aid low-income students, but not enough to mollify its sharpest critics in Washington. (August 31, 2016)

Common-Core Materials for Reading Given Mixed Review

In its first major analysis of common-core English/language arts materials, the curriculum review group found that some products were better aligned to the standards than others. (August 30, 2016)

Despite Vergara Ruling, Tenure Battles Heat Up

(August 30, 2016)

Urban Schools Group Leaves Imprint on K-12 Policy

(August 29, 2016)

States to Partner on Social-Emotional Learning Standards

(August 26, 2016)

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  • Alexandria Christar D’Antonio, a high school student from Madison Heights, Mich., works on her coding skills during the iD Tech camp as part of the U.S. Department of State’s TechGirls program at American University last month. TechGirls aims to empower young women from the Middle East and North Africa to pursue careers in science and technology. —Erin Irwin for Education Week
  • Zeineb Ouerghi, a high school student at Elkef Pioneer Secondary School in Tunisia, hugs Joy Stevenson, CEO of Catch Them Young, Inc., during a TechGirls service day volunteer event at the Grand Oaks Assisted Living Center. Catch Them Young, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, hosts TechGirls participants as a part of an effort to expose them to community-service activities. Inspired by the organization’s mission, Ouerghi Stevenson that she would like to start a branch of Catch Them Young in her home country of Tunisia. —Erin Irwin for Education Week

U.S. State Department Tackles Gender Gap in STEM

Special programs lure students to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. (August 31, 2016)

NAACP's Call for K-12 Charter Moratorium Is Wrong

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The Principal as Community Advocate

Principals in urban communities need to actively respond to a federal report that details how police routinely discriminate against black children and adults, asserts David DeMatthews. (August 29, 2016)

Outdoor Classrooms for Experiential Learning

Our national parks offer educational opportunities to narrow the "experience gap," write Milton Chen and U.S. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. (August 25, 2016)

Leading and Teaching, Knowing the Children Are Watching

Teachers need courage to have honest conversations about race in the classroom, say Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers. (August 30, 2016)

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Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

Technology Counts 2016

The 2016 edition of Education Week’s long-running Technology Counts report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom and their overall confidence in education technology.

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Miss. Man's Life Upended by 8th Grade Paddling

In 2011, given the choice between a paddling and a school suspension, Trey Clayton chose the physical punishment. He's sorry he did. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Study: Cyberbullying More Common With Teens' Current or Former Friends

Students are more likely to be cyberbullied by people they know than strangers, new research shows. (August 24, 2016)

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Some Teachers Hesitant to Talk About Clinton, Trump in the Classroom

Teaching about this year's election is particularly exciting to other teachers, though, given all its historic firsts. (August 25, 2016)

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Public Woefully Misunderstands Education Spending, Study Finds

The U.S. public underestimates, by almost 50 percent, how much is actually spent on education in their districts. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 23, 2016)

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