Sen. Lamar Alexander Says He Won't Run in 2020

In addition to serving as the chairman of the Senate education committee, Alexander previously served as secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, as well as governor of Tennessee. He was a chief architect of the Every Student Succeeds Act. (December 17, 2018)

The Teachers' Unions Have a Charter School Dilemma

With the first charter school strike in the books—and teachers coming out victorious—experts say both unions and charter schools may need to rethink how they’ve long operated. (December 17, 2018)

Inside the Rift Between Parkland and Its School District

(December 12, 2018)

End Head Start, School Lunch Programs to Cut Deficit? Federal Report Probes Options

(December 17, 2018)

Parkland Panel: Police Should Get Real-Time Security Camera Access

(December 13, 2018)

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The Five Success Skills Every Student Should Master

A focus on scholastic skills shouldn't distract from the most fundamental literacy of all: human literacy, writes Thomas R. Hoerr. (December 14, 2018)

Want to Personalize Learning? Computers Aren't the Answer

Keeping five classes of 30 students engaged each day isn’t an easy task. Nina Parrish shares five steps to help. (December 13, 2018)

Ed. Policy's Big Listening Moment Doesn't Involve Much Listening

The education space has been gripped by a newfound love of listening, writes Rick Hess. But it's a decidedly mixed blessing. (December 17, 2018)

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What Schools Can Do to Help Prevent Suicides

How can schools work to prevent suicides? Here are some tips from those on the front lines—principal, social worker, teacher, suicide prevention expert, and a teen who needed help.
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Digital Directions

Staff Email Addresses Removed From District Websites to Improve Cybersecurity

Some district technology leaders say having staff email addresses publicly available opens the door for phishing scams and potential hacks. (December 5, 2018)

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Four Things to Know About TEACH Grant Debt Forgiveness

The U.S. Department of Education announced plans to throw a lifesaver to recipients of TEACH grants that were converted to loans. But the process is far from complete, and it may be out-of-reach to some teachers who've been frustrated by the program's flaws. (December 14, 2018)

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Market Brief

Digital Tools Are Everywhere—and Largely Unused—in Many Schools, New Analysis Shows

The vast majority of ed-tech licenses are not used ”intensively” by districts, according to a new analysis sponsored by the company Brightbytes. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (December 7, 2018)

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