October 26, 2016

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Academic and emotional supports are needed to help gifted students from low-income families thrive at public residential schools.
The U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments in the case of a student with cerebral palsy who was denied the use of a service dog in her elementary school.
Along with official endorsements, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is getting shoe-leather help from teachers' union members doing door-to-door campaigning.
Possibly billions of dollars worth of a public educational telecommunications resource has languished unused and unlicensed within the federal government, estimates show.
Twelfth graders who take and pass the transition classes can enroll directly in credit-bearing courses in college.
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Even as high school graduation rates inched up to 83.2 percent, experts say it’s difficult to determine that federal education policy is responsible uptick in in the 2014-15 school year.
Broward County wants to root out the subtle biases that lead black students to be punished at disproportionately high rates.
Questions loom on how the new requirements will be implemented by the states and how effective they will ultimately be in improving education schools.
The network was built with the help of an FCC program called the Educational Broadband Service, which needs to be opened up to more schools, critics say.
Researchers and educators are collaborating in 13 rural Virginia districts to develop lessons that speak to academically promising students through their surroundings.
A ballot measure would alter the state constitution to allow a special district to intervene in low-performing schools.
A ballot measure that would ease restrictions on charter school expansion has drawn deep-pocketed supporters and opponents.
The federal role in K-12 is an issue for both candidates as Democrat Denise Juneau, the state schools superintendent, seeks to unseat incumbent GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke.
Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout has been a harsh critic of high-stakes testing and the common core, while Republican John Faso is a strong supporter of charter schools.
Better support and professional development for science teachers could eventually attract more students to science, writes educator Justin Louie.
The numbers don't lie: Highly qualified science teachers are in short supply in the United States.
As we develop a clearer blueprint for good science education, more teacher professional development is needed, writes educator Jen Gutierrez.
For rural science teachers, a command of subject matter and pedagogy isn’t enough, write Jessica Weller and Lynn A. Bryan of Purdue University.
Good continuous learning for science teachers looks a lot like what we want for students, writes researcher Kirsten Daehler.
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Perpetual and widespread STEM teacher shortages in the Unites States are holding students back, writes UTeach's Michael Marder.
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