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Top Education Stories of 2016

Top Education Stories of 2016: Education Week’s Most Viewed

To provide a sense of what was high on our readers' priority lists in 2016, the editors at Education Week compiled a list of our 10 most-viewed news articles and blog posts.

1. Miss. Man's Life Upended by 8th Grade Paddling

In 2011, given the choice between a paddling and a school suspension, Trey Clayton chose the physical punishment. He's sorry he did. (August 23, 2016) | Part of a Special Investigation: Corporal Punishment: A Persistent Practice

2. PARCC Scores Lower for Students Who Took Exams on Computers

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week. (February 3, 2016 ) | Filed Under: Assessment and Testing, Technology

3. Betsy DeVos: Five Things to Know About Trump's Pick for Education Secretary

DeVos, chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Education Department, has been a major national advocate of school choice, including tuition vouchers. (November 23, 2016) | From the Blog: Politics K-12

4. Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips From Carol Dweck

Encouraging students' growth mindset is about more than just praising raw effort, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck said at an Education Week event. Read some tips and watch her full remarks here. (March 14, 2016) | From the Blog: Rules for Engagement

5. Mispronouncing Students' Names: A Slight That Can Cut Deep

A national campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the importance of pronouncing students' names correctly. (May 10, 2016) | Filed Under: Curriculum and Instruction, Research

6. Donald Trump Elected 45th President of the U.S.

The Republican's campaign for the White House included strong support for school choice and sharp denunciations of current education policies, with scant details on what comes next. (November 9, 2016) | Filed Under: Federal Policy, Elections

7. 1 in 4 Teachers Miss 10 or More School Days, Analysis Finds

While teacher absenteeism rates vary widely from state to state, they aren't out of line with other professions, according to an Education Week analysis. (June 27, 2016) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession, Teacher Quality

8. Trump Might Want to Scrap the Education Department; How Doable Is That?

With Donald Trump headed to the White House and the GOP controlling Congress, Republicans have their best chance yet to scrap—or seriously scale back—the Education Department. (November 9, 2016) | From the Blog: Politics K-12

9. One Key to Reducing School Suspension: A Little Respect

A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools. (July 13, 2016) | Filed Under: Research, Teaching Profession

10. Teaching English-Language Learners: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Questions around which instructional strategies work best for English-learners are far from settled, including how much a bilingual approach to teaching puts such students at an advantage. (May 11, 2016) | Filed Under: English-Language Learners

Vol. 36, Issue 17

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