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Teacher-Made Lessons Make Inroads Teacher-Made Lessons Make Inroads
When Louisiana educators couldn't find curricula fully aligned to their standards, they asked teachers to write the units. Read more.
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New Dimension to Kansas' K-12 Funding Puzzle New Dimension to Kansas' K-12 Funding Puzzle
Lawmakers trying to satisfy judges in a school funding case grapple with how increased funding can be used to boost results for black, Latino, and low-income students. Read more.
(Education Week)
How We Got Colorado's Teacher-Evaluation Reform Wrong
Colorado’s new teacher-evaluation laws relied on partial data, had few supporters, and created unnecessary bureaucracy, writes CEO of A+ Colorado Van Schoales. Read more.
(Education Week)

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had shows teachers how to make math class more like the playful, creative, and captivating experience mathematicians describe. Author Tracy Zager tackles big ideas and instructional decisions, drawing on years of work with amazing teachers from across the country. Click here to preview the entire book!

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools. Read more.
(Digital Education)
A Look at How Some States Want to Handle School Ratings in ESSA Plans
The states that submitted plans by the April 3 deadline take varied approaches when dealing with schools that fail to hit test-participation requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act. Read more.
(Politics K-12)
Donald Trump Praises Betsy DeVos and Urges More Local Control Over Education
(Politics K-12)
Appeals Court Rules That Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Bias in Employment
(The School Law Blog)
Most States Are Pushing Private School Choice Bills, But Some Are Faltering
(Charters & Choice)
Implementation Woes Undermine Ambitious K-12 Ed-Tech Efforts, Study Finds
(Digital Education)
Computer Science Degrees Hit New Peak
(Curriculum Matters)
How Can Educators Shape Students as Readers? Bloggers Weigh In.
(Teaching Now)
Community Schools Are Turnaround Models
(Walt Gardner's Reality Check)
These Testing Obsessions Are Getting a Little Weird
(The K-12 Contrarian)
6 Important Lessons From an Ed-Tech Startup CEO
(The Startup Blog)
School Choice, Bureaucracy, and American Airlines
(Rick Hess Straight Up)
A Math Strategy: Same or Different? (Video)
(Inspired Instruction: Videos From the Teaching Channel)
1. Principals' Test Not Predictive of Success on the Job
2. Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow? (Finding Common Ground)
3. A Look at Some States That Have Turned in Their ESSA Plans (Politics K-12)
4. 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Leaders (Finding Common Ground)
5. Educators Oppose Trump Plan to Scrap Teacher-Support Program

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