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First graders Diana Vieyra, front, and Mia Roughton, line up with classmates as they switch from math to social studies class at Blue Ridge Elementary School in Walla Walla, Wash.
—Molly Van Wagner for Education Week

'Platooning' on the Rise in Early Grades

The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level. (February 18, 2014)

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Guests discussed the challenges of delivering elementary education online, and the best strategies for engaging and supporting K-5 students virtually.

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Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, according to a pilot study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
July 31, 2014 - Education Week
The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
As the issue gains momentum, lawmakers are debating the right role for the federal government in early-childhood education, with a variety of proposals on the table.
February 14, 2014 - Education Week
A new study finds that effective educators help their new students learn more. But the problem is, many are reluctant to transfer to another school.
November 7, 2013 - Education Week
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
Elementary school is a good setting for educators to abandon gender stereotypes and labels of their students, writes Sheryl Boris-Schacter.
June 19, 2013 - Education Week
Some low-performing Head Start centers fell short in recompeting for grants, but the agency has yet to specify which.
April 22, 2013 - Education Week
Some 45,000 teachers nationwide are using the Engineering Is Elementary program, more than triple the number of five years ago.
March 26, 2013 - Education Week

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