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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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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
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

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