Elementary Schools

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Laura Barr, left, founder and owner of e.Merging Educational Consulting in Denver, advises Liz and Justin Wasserman on the school choices available for their 4-year-old daughter.
—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Consultants Steer Parents Through Maze of School Choice

As public K-12 options multiply in some cities, families are paying for experts to guide them through the selection and enrollment processes. (February 3, 2015)

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Strategies for Online Elementary Education
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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Schools are revamping traditional back-to-school nights to enlist parents' help in ensuring that their children master key academic skills.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
The Seattle School Board has declared a one-year moratorium on out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students who commit nonviolent offenses.
September 24, 2015 - AP
A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Adams 14 in Colorado is among thousands of districts nationwide that are trying to root out discriminatory practices that can harm students' development.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
One of the world's most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms for teaching everything from city planning to physics.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
August 17, 2015 - Education Week
Can an educational sketch-theater group known for teaching kids the art of storytelling thrive in the age of the Common Core State Standards and rigorous accountability expectations?
July 22, 2015 - Teacher
Many state legislatures notched incremental steps in expanding the scope and budgets for publicly funded early-care and -education programs.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Early-education advocates welcome the idea of a longer day and year for Head Start operations, but wonder if there will be federal funding to match.
June 29, 2015 - Education Week

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