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Published: 2016-10-21T21:50:42+00:00


How to Bring Math Into Students' Real Lives


We must teach kids that math extends beyond the classroom, writes Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman and mathematician John Urschel.

Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies


Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.

Bilingual Education Poised for a Comeback in California Schools


Nearly 20 years after voting to restrict bilingual education in a state with more than 1 million schoolchildren who don't speak English as their first language, California voters appear poised to reverse that ban.

Cultural Literacy Creator Carries On Campaign


In a new book, E.D. Hirsch Jr. makes another pitch for putting a knowledge-based curriculum in schools—but not for the common core.

Modern E-Rate Puts Telephones On Hold in K-12


Thanks to declining state aid and disappearing federal e-rate subsidies for "legacy" technologies, districts are struggling to pay for telephone equipment and services.

Shooting Reignites School Safety Concerns


Experts say the recent elementary school shooting in Townville, S.C., should prompt educators and parents to reinforce fundamental safety efforts.

Eight Reasons to Empower Girls in Schools


Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown.

An Urgent Call to Action for Education Leaders


Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville.

Louisiana flooding delays school grades


Kansas Governor Warns of Tax Hike if State Loses Funding Case


The state's highest court is weighing the "adequacy" of the Kansas school funding system and previously ruled that the system is inequitable.

For LGBT Students, Are 'Safe Schools' Enough?


Schools must help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students develop a positive sense of their LGBT identities, writes Michael Sadowski.

Pennsylvania Health Department Distributes Opioid Overdose Medication to Public Schools


Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced the state Department of Health has provided 128 public high schools in Pennsylvania with free Narcan, a nasal spray that within minutes can reverse effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

Child care costly proposition for parents


From the Editor: A Critical Look at the Evolution, and Future, of Personalized Learning


Personalized learning is not sweeping through schools, as some would have you believe. But the trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream, and its expansion is quickening.

Students Pinpoint Their Academic Needs in Georgia District


The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.

Q&A: Lessons Learned From Next Generation Learning Challenges


The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.

Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say?


The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, but little research exists on its impact.

Online Gaming Platform Aims to Teach Social and Emotional Skills


But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.

Eighth Graders Use Web App to Identify Their Character Strengths


The students said the results that the web app Happify generated for each of them confirmed some thoughts they had about themselves.

'Red Flags' to Look for When Evaluating Personalized Learning Products


Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.

Checking Up on Personalized Learning Pioneers


The trend to individualize education has evolved at a gradual pace, as shown by a look back at some stories from several years ago.

Idaho school district settles ACLU lawsuit