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After a disappointing season, Minnesota Twins' fans must have been wishing for the baseball team's glory days as World Series champions.
Where do you host a virtual science fair? The virtual gym, of course.
A Phoenix middle school's mandatory-uniform policy does not violate students' First Amendment rights to free expression, even if the policy does not give students the option of not wearing uniforms, an Arizona state judge has ruled.
There is panic in California. Jay Leno takes a cheap shot at California kids: None of them can read. That only slightly exaggerates what the California Reading Task Force says in a report released in September
Interdisciplinary courses are catching on at high schools across America. Such current offerings as Science, Technology, and Society; Multimedia Technology in the Arts; and History and Art of the Pacific Rim all demonstrate that courses can not only have long names, but they can also fulfill requirements in a variety of subject areas.
In thinking about the future of colleges of education, I am reminded of Frank Stockton's short story "The Lady or the Tiger." A hero faces a terrible choice. He is in an arena confronted by two doors. Behind one door is his true love; if he chooses that door, they live happily ever after. Behind the other door is a tiger and a rather different fate.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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