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After scores plummeted this spring on the most-used English-proficiency test, some states are easing up on the criteria for students to exit English-learner support services. Is that the right thing to do?
August 4, 2017 – Education Week
A new study suggests long-term use of sign language may hold back the speech and reading skills of children who use cochlear implants to create a sense of sound.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Educators say students need to feel welcome at school to be successful, but some say they struggle to address barriers to belonging.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
How students feel about their place in school affects behavior, discipline, and academic achievement, a growing body of research finds.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
In an effort to close opportunity gaps, let’s position families to lead the movement for change, writes Veronica Palmer of RISE Colorado.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Faith-based schools play an integral role in upending the inequality at-risk students face, argues John Schoenig of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Schools must adjust to changing demographics by creating diverse learning environments, writes Tammy Wawro, president of the Iowa State Education Association.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
A mix of school, community, and state partnerships are necessary to treat all students fairly, argues Milwaukee school superintendent Darienne Driver.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
The cost-cutting plan could hasten the departure of families and veteran teachers, bringing an already weakened public education system to its knees in the U.S. territory.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Spurred by changes in federal law, states are ramping up and revising English-proficiency testing for students who don't yet communicate fluently in English.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week

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