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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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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
Justin Minkel says that remaining with the same group of students for more than one year strengthens student-teacher relationships and has a powerful impact on learning.
June 17, 2015 - Teacher
The Bethel, Wash., district expects to save between $500,000 to $800,000 over 10 years by switching from commercial to open resources, which teachers are trying to master.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard.
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
New papers rehash debates around whether the common-core reading standards represent—or discourage—"developmentally appropriate" teaching practice for young children.
June 5, 2015 - Education Week
Rather than allow a large-scale construction project to derail student learning, a Massachusetts private school incorporated the building process into the curriculum.
May 28, 2015 - Education Week
Librarians are showing growing interest in the "maker movement" as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
The Clark County, Nev., and Denver districts are testing a new approach to school leadership, giving successful administrators more than one school to manage.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week

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