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Flexible Seating: Collaboration Catalyst or Classroom Disaster?

Popularized by social media, new classroom arrangements are all the rage in K-12. But experts and educators caution there is more to it than just moving desks around. (January 21, 2020)

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Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education 2020
In the latest edition of Big Ideas, Education Week reporters and editors question some of the basic assumptions that underpin public education and stand in the way of transformation.

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Data: Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas?
Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.

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Spotlight on Transformative Learning in Ed-Tech

Technology and digital learning are transforming the education system. In this Spotlight, discover how teachers are using adaptive learning in the classroom, how technology is assisting English-Language Learners, and how educators are using digital games to assess knowledge.

Spotlight on Collaboration

Schools are redefining what collaboration means by reinventing classroom culture. In this Spotlight, learn how effective teamwork and technology are boosting creativity, skill acquisition, and experiential learning among both students and educators.

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Teams of teachers used their schools’ 3-D printers to make medical face shields and rounded up hand sanitizer and latex gloves to donate to local hospitals, clinics, and senior care facilities.
March 31, 2020 – Education Week
Popularized by social media, new classroom arrangements are all the rage in K-12. But experts and educators caution there is more to it than just moving desks around.
January 22, 2020 – Education Week
Internet connectivity, recruiting staff, and finding partners to learn from are all big challenges for an ed-tech leader in a district off the coast of Alaska.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers open doors for students to fuel their curiosity and pursue passion projects, but educators warn against making it a free-for-all.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
A massive experiment involving 17,000 students in four countries finds gains for inquiry-, or problem-based teaching over traditional approaches.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Faced with a push for academic programming, after-school providers are deploying new strategies to train and recruit effective educators.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Students locked out of their school's computer systems. Educators unable to get access to some students' records. Parents receiving emails asking that they return their children's laptops.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school in March.
August 15, 2019 – Education Week
When a lesson falls flat, it can be tough to recover and move on. Teachers say they’d like training in how to do so.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week

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