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Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills? Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?
Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool. Read more.
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Focus on decisions that impact readers’ skill development
Your students are telling you what they need next, you just need to know what to look and listen for. Two renowned educators show you how to mine what readers write and say for clues that guide follow up lessons. See how to inspire students with this free lesson.

DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos excoriated foes of school choice in a speech to an advocacy group, but didn't give details about the Trump administration's proposals to expand it. Read more.
(Politics K-12)
What Are States Doing About Charter Schools in Their ESSA Plans?
Very few states so far have outlined specific plans for charter schools in the early submissions of ESSA plans to the U.S. Department of Education, according to a new Education Commission of the States report. Read more.
(Charters & Choice)

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We Need More STEM Teachers; Higher Ed. Can Help
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers. Read more.
(Education Week)
States Look to Military Veterans to Fill Teaching Positions
Efforts to curb teacher turnover in high-poverty and high-needs schools could tap into the growing pool of military veterans entering the classroom. Read more.
(Teaching Now)
Will a Pro-Charter Victory in Los Angeles Build Momentum in Other Districts?
(Charters & Choice)
Rural Iowa Districts Tackle the English-Language Learner Teacher Shortage
(Teacher Beat)
San Francisco Mayor Commits $44 Million for Teacher Housing
(Teacher Beat)
National Endowment for the Humanities Director Resigns
(Curriculum Matters)
Hawaii Hires New Chief to Head Its Single-District School System
(State EdWatch)
How Differences in Parents' Income Play Out in Schools (Video)
(On Air: A Video Blog)
Good News About Mental Health in Our Schools
(Leadership 360)
5 Ways to Create Virtual Learning Experiences in Your Classroom
(Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12)
A Shameful Big Money School Board Election in L.A.
(On California)
The U.S. Education System Meets the German Dual-Education Model
(Global Learning)
AltSchool: Designing the Future of Learning
(Vander Ark on Innovation)
Teaching Can Be Tough, But We're Also 'Lucky'
(Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo)
1. 70,000 Students With Disabilities Secluded, Restrained in School
2. Four Things to Watch in Trump's Education Spending Plan (Politics K-12)
3. Do Fidget Spinners Belong in the Classroom? Teachers Are Divided (Teaching Now)
4. Can a Career Tech Ed. School Be Too Popular?
5. Children Must Be Taught to Collaborate, Studies Say

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