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CTE Revamp Squeezes Out the Disadvantaged
Schools like the Marine Academy of Science and Technology worry that their enrollments are becoming less diverse as their academics become more rigorous. Read more.
(Education Week)
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Children Must Be Taught to Collaborate, Studies Say
Learning to work in groups in the classroom doesn't come naturally, research shows. Teachers have to lay the groundwork. Read more.
(Education Week)
Tech Giants Vie for Loyalty of K-12 Educators
The four major technology companies are selling into K-12 districts at a time when schools’ demands for easy-to-use tools and platforms, and “personalization” are on the rise. Read more.
(EdWeek Market Brief)
We Aren't Doing Enough to Teach Girls About Sex (Q&A)
Abstinence-only "garbage" fails to prepare kids for positive sexual encounters and relationships, says Peggy Orenstein in a Commentary Q&A Read more.
(Education Week)
Let's Send More STEM Majors Into Teaching
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers. Read more.
(Education Week)

KQED Learning Launches New Online Hub
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Harnessing the Power of the Cellphone in Class
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers. Read more.
Look for Signs of an Aligned Learning System
School systems that prioritize coherence are more likely to achieve their goals for students. Read more.
(Learning Forward’s PD Watch)
Supporting English-Language Learners: A Turn-and-Talk Strategy (Video)
Kindergarten teacher Elizabeth Iwaszewicz shares how she pairs native English-speakers with English-language learners during a turn-and-talk exercise to improve their speaking and listening skills. Watch the video.
(Teaching Channel)
In Kentucky Coal Country, New Tactics to Stem 'Brain Drain'
(Education Week)
Should Home Schoolers Follow the Common Core?
(Curriculum Matters)
High-Stakes Poetry Competition Brings Students to the Stage
(Curriculum Matters)
District Using Competency-Based Learning Fights to Avoid State Censure
(Curriculum Matters)
Texas Is Latest State to Consider Requiring High School Civics Test
(Curriculum Matters)
Can K-12 Education Prepare Students for 'Jobs of the Future?'
(Digital Education)
Career Education Needs New Supports, Skill Focus, National Report Says
(Inside School Research)
College Board, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Team Up on Pathways Work
(High School & Beyond)
Stigma Hobbles Career and Technical Education
(High School & Beyond)
Gender Stereotypes About Coding Ability Start as Young as 1st Grade, Study Finds
(Curriculum Matters)
Turnaround Arts Program Is Expanding
(Curriculum Matters)
4th Graders Are Getting 'Thin' Diet of Science Instruction, Analysis Shows
(Curriculum Matters)
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2. Trump Budget Reported to Use Title I, Research Aid to Push Choice (Politics K-12)
3. 70,000 Students With Disabilities Secluded, Restrained in School
4. Arizona Is the Latest State to Drop Teacher Training and Experience Requirements (Teacher Beat)
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