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Published: 2017-03-24T14:18:43+00:00


Fake News Isn't New


Studying American history can teach students how to recognize misleading political rhetoric, writes teacher Chris Doyle.

Bringing a Healthy Brain to School


Four brain-fitness interventions are helping students come to school ready to learn, writes researcher Nancy Grasmick.

ESSA Rules' Rollback Complicates States' Planning


State school leaders say they’ll forge ahead now that Obama-era accountability rules are being dismantled, but advocates vow to keep a close watch on what happens next.

Q&A With Gary Younge: Seven Students Die Every Day


The stories of the youngest victims of gun violence say a lot about U.S. culture, notes The Guardian editor Gary Younge in a Q&A.

Why Are We Criminalizing Black Students?


School resource officers are making racial disparities in discipline worse, not better, writes UCLA professor Tyrone C. Howard.

Arts Standards Quietly Take Hold in 14 States


The standards, developed by 50 arts and education groups, stress teaching broad concepts and include media arts.

Virtual Class Visits Link Book Authors to Students


Educators are turning to Twitter, Skype, and other technology tools to bring real, live writers into their classrooms.

DeVos' Challenge: Tuning Her Message as New Education Secretary


After a rough start on the communications front, Betsy DeVos faces a steep climb to get her points across to the public while settling into her policy role.

The Challenge of Creating Schools That 'Work For Everybody'


One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students.

With Hacking in Headlines, K-12 Cybersecurity Ed. Gets More Attention


Federal and state agencies are supporting a wide range of education and workforce-development efforts aimed at countering digital security threats.

Parents See Benefits in Spec. Ed. Vouchers, But No Silver Bullet


For students with disabilities, vouchers can help open the door to private school attendance, but they come with trade-offs, including the loss of specific legal protections.

Plan to Shut Detroit's Failing Schools Reveals Lack of Options


Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan's worst public schools, top Republican officials in the state decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent statewide and shift their students to better options elsewhere.

Proposed Budget Targets High-Profile Programs, Favors School Choice


The Trump administration seeks deep cuts to Education Department funding, including elimination of programs supporting professional development and after-school and extended-learning.

Ohio School-Funding Suit Leaves Mark After 20 Years


In 1997, justices ruled that Ohio's funding method failed to provide for the "thorough and efficient" system of public schools required by Ohio's constitution. Here's a look at the legacy of the case.

Braves, Warriors, Chieftains: Oregon Takes on Tribal Mascots in Schools


This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.