Teachers' Unions Hit With New Round of Lawsuits

In the wake of the Janus Supreme Court decision, teachers' unions are facing more than a dozen legal challenges backed by right-leaning groups that could further dampen their membership numbers and finances. (October 16, 2018)

What Happens When States Un-Standardize Tests?

Many forge their own path on assessments that steer clear of traditional fill-in-the-bubble tests, but few have signed up for a much-touted ESSA pilot program. (October 12, 2018)

Betsy DeVos: Lack of Civics Education Draws Students to Ideas Like Socialism

(October 16, 2018)

School-to-Work Issues Are Surging in State Legislatures

(October 16, 2018)

Hostility Toward LGBTQ Students May Be Rising in Schools, Survey Finds

(October 15, 2018)

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'They Didn't Have My Back': Teachers Sue Loan Servicer

Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant Navient misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers. (October 15, 2018)

School Infrastructure Is in Trouble. New Buildings Aren't the Answer

(October 16, 2018)

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Opinion

We Shouldn't Teach Young Men to Fear #MeToo

The Kavanaugh confirmation process demonstrates that schools must offer boys space to understand their emotional responses, writes Jeff Frank. (October 15, 2018)

Public School Students Need to Study Religion

Religion should be taught in school, just not in the ways you might think, argues the Religious Literacy Project’s Diane L. Moore. (October 11, 2018)

The Opportunity to Learn With Others: A Question of Equity

Opportunities to engage in high-quality collaborative activities boost academic performance, particularly for black students, a new study suggests. (October 12, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Here's What's Behind the Nation's 'C' Grade on Student Achievement

Quality Counts 2018

The third and final installment of Quality Counts 2018 digs deeply into the data behind how states rank on academic achievement and on students' chance for success in a complex, ever-changing society.
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A Look Inside Puerto Rico's First Charter School

‘Vimenti,’ which means ‘lifelong learning,’ is the first charter school in Puerto Rico. Until now, charter schools were illegal on the island.
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Digital Directions

How to Design Computer Science for Students With Disabilities

Captions and screen readers are just a first step, said Emmanuel Schanzer of Bootstrap and Jennifer Rodriguez of PBS KIDS at the CSforALL Summit in Detroit. (October 10, 2018)

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What's the Right Amount of Homework? Many Students Get Too Little, Brief Argues

A new article from Education Next asserts that students from low-income families may not be getting enough homework. (October 10, 2018)

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7 Lessons Learned From Leaders in Business, Education Working to Boost Literacy

As literacy challenges loom, what can businesses and other organizations do, or avoid doing, to help boost literacy levels for children and adults? This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 2, 2018)

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