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ESSA Rules Aim to Walk Fine Line on Accountability

Federal education officials say they're trying to give states and districts meaningful flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while staying true to the law's civil rights mandate. (May 31, 2016)

In Charter School Era, Montessori Model Flourishes

Public Montessori schools are springing up around the country, as new research raises questions about how the model will fit with states' and districts' test-focused accountability systems. (May 26, 2016)

Education Department Releases ESSA Accountability Rules

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Schools to Begin Monitoring Students From Military Families

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States Eye Data Dashboard for Nuanced Accountability

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  • Ashley Joubert-Gaddis, director of operations at the nonprofit Center for Equality, holds a toilet seat at her workplace in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Center for Equality was one of many organizations that worked against a bill that would have required transgender students in South Dakota to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their sex at birth. —James Nord/AP-File
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discusses a lawsuit filed this week by his state and 10 others challenging the Obama administration's guidance to schools on transgender students. —Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP

Transgender Students and Bathrooms: An Overview

The Obama administration's guidance to schools on the rights of transgender students has provoked protests, lawsuits, and uncertainty among educators. (May 27, 2016)

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Reassessing Teacher Evaluation

In what ways would you change teacher-evaluation systems? What are the best ways schools to reliably and transparently gauge teacher effectiveness? (May 27, 2016)

Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year

Allowing students to graduate after their sophomore year and providing two years of alternative options could curb dropout rates, proposes Blair E. Lybbert. (May 25, 2016)

'There's an App for That': Philanthropy's Billion-Dollar Bets

Are apps the best solution for philanthropists to pursue in early-childhood education? asks the University of Michigan's Megan Tompkins-Stange. (May 25, 2016)

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Screen Reading Worse for Grasping Big Picture, Researchers Find

Can it really make a difference whether a class assignment is on a screen or printed out? Yes, according to new research. (May 17, 2016)

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Maine Teachers Are Trading in Their iPads for Laptops

Teachers felt that iPads "provide no educational function in the classroom" and are often used to play games in class. (May 27, 2016)

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New Test Pitched as Alternative to Common Core-Focused High School Exams

The Vector ARC, backed by some conservatives, markets itself as "the antidote for Common Core-aligned college entrance exams. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 29, 2016)

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