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Inside the Rift Between Parkland and Its School District

Survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and families in Parkland, Fla., who lost loved ones say their grief has been made worse by missteps, inaction, and a lack of empathy from Broward County Schools and its leader. (December 12, 2018)

Is the Time Right to Make Education a Constitutional Right?

The odds may be long for a newly filed lawsuit that asserts students have a Constitutional right to civics learning, but some experts say the timing is spot on. (December 14, 2018)

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

Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences. (December 13, 2018)

Four Things to Know About TEACH Grant Debt Forgiveness

(December 14, 2018)

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Do Teachers Have Sway in School Decisions?

Almost all school leaders think that teachers are involved in making important school decisions, but just over half of teachers would agree. (December 13, 2018)

The Five Success Skills Every Student Should Master

(December 14, 2018)

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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)

What It Takes to Make a 4-Day School Week Work

Funding shouldn't have the last word on how you run your school, write Oklahoma K-12 leaders Nathan Gray and Jon Myers. (December 10, 2018)

How to Find Authentic Books About Asia, From Asia

It can be difficult to find translated books, writes David Jacobson. Here are tips and resources to help. (November 20, 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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Teachers Came Together to Strike. What Will Happen Next?

After the election, the teachers who organized the walkouts have a challenge: How will they continue to motivate and sustain the energy of teachers now that there's no big event to organize around? What will be their next step? (December 10, 2018)

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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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