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Spotlight on Digital Curriculum - Education Week

Schools across the country are using education technology to meet curriculum needs in the digital age. In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Educators Weigh Learning Value of Pokémon Go - Education Week

Teachers see potential to use the Pokémon Go game to help teach local history, civics, and other lessons, but skeptics worry about privacy risks.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Nonprofit Hiring Parents to Push Kid-Friendly Policies - Education Week

Common Sense Media, a national group that guides families on entertainment and technology, has started the Common Sense Kids Action effort to mobilize parents to push for public policies that help children, including those related to education.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Online-Testing Stumbles Spark Legislation in Affected States - Education Week

Ill-timed glitches in the administration of online assessments have spurred lawmakers in several states to push bills that would crack down on testing companies.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center Join Forces on Data Privacy - Education Week

Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Ransomware Attacks Force School Districts to Shore Up—or Pay Up - Education Week

Schools are being hit with a form of malware that locks away computer files unless they can be restored from backups or a ransom is paid.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Flood of Open Education Resources Challenges Educators - Education Week

New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Schools Push Personalized Learning to New Heights - Education Week

This special report outlines the progress some schools are making to personalize learning, but also raises the question: Are they reaching far enough?<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

FCC Expands 'Lifeline' Program to Bridge the Digital Divide - Education Week

Education and civil rights groups hailed the move as a critical step toward closing the "homework gap" that exists between students with and without adequate Internet access.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

New Seal of Approval Born For Districts Protecting Data - Education Week

School systems can now apply for a Trusted Learning Environment Seal, intended to demonstrate that they are taking appropriate steps to protect the privacy and security of sensitive student information.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

States Eye Data Dashboard for Nuanced Accountability - Education Week

Educators and lawmakers in some states want to move away from one-size-fits-all school rankings and offer more information using a model drawn from the business world.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds - Education Week

Ninety-four percent of school districts in the nation are meeting targets for web connectivity, three years after federal officials overhauled the E-Rate program.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How Houston Got Its Schools Back Online After the Hurricane - Education Week

The Houston school district’s technology chief, Lenny Schad, shares lessons about how his 216,000-student system responded to Hurricane Harvey, which besieged the community.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Comparing Paper and Computer Testing: 7 Key Research Studies - Education Week

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer and paper-based assessments.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Price Tool Aims to Help Districts With Bandwidth - Education Week

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CAOs and CTOs Ramp Up on Collaboration - Education Week

In many K-12 systems, the jobs of chief academic officers and chief technology officers are increasingly intertwined as technology has become essential to teaching and learning.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

New School Roles for a New Era: A Special Report - Education Week

Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in California, Georgia, Iowa, Oregon, and New York.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: Navigating New Curriculum Choices - Education Week

From open educational resources to common-core standards, this special report guides educators through the bewildering array of K-12 curricular options available to classrooms today.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Data Privacy and Security: Red Flags in Terms-of-Service Agreements - Education Week

Here's advice for teachers and school district leaders on some commonly used terms to look out for in the terms-of-service agreements on educational applications.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Maine 1-to-1 Computing Initiative Under Microscope - Education Week

Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state's groundbreaking digital learning program, questioning the impact of the effort on student achievement.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Crumbling Classrooms and Power Outages: Inside Puerto Rico's Storm-Damaged Schools - Education Week

Even in schools that are open, Hurricane Maria’s aftermath continues to pose physical and educational challenges for educators in still-recovering communities.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

When Students Assault Teachers, Effects Can Be Lasting - Education Week

In the 2015-16 school year, more than 200,000 teachers were physically attacked by a student. But assaults on teachers can have lasting effects.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Tinkering Toward Better Schools - Education Week

Educators in Menomonee, Wis., are going all in on "continuous improvement," a strategy that combines constant feedback, experimentation, and problem-solving.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Tensions Rise Over Path Forward for Puerto Rico Schools - Education Week

Five months after Hurricane Maria disrupted the island’s already struggling schools, education leaders disagree about how to get the system back on track.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Puerto Rican Students Displaced by Storm Adjust to Mainland Schools - Education Week

School districts with large Puerto Rican communities are hiring bilingual staff and monitoring student evacuees for signs of trauma.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

A Pair of Rural Schools Struggle Back in Puerto Rico - Education Week

One isolated, the other in town, the two schools share a host of challenges in an area of the island hardest hit by Hurricane Maria five months ago.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

School Counseling - Education Week

The heavy caseloads of school counselors haven't gotten much lighter in the past decade, even as schools are under pressure to deliver quality advice and guidance on a growing range of issues.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Punished Student Retweets Snoop Dogg; Claims Retaliation in Suit Against District - Education Week

A California high school student is suing her district, claiming that she was harassed by a school employee and cut from the basketball team over her personal social-media activity—including a retweet of celebrity musician Snoop Dogg.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

CDC Urges Schools to Take Action to Lessen the Outbreak of Flu - Education Week

The country is on track to have one of its worst flu seasons in years, with high rates of hospitalizations for influenza and doctors reporting higher-than-usual numbers of patients with flu-like symptoms, federal officials say.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings - Education Week

Research into school shootings finds that status and identity issues can contribute to students turning against their school community, write three professors.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

17 Dead After Expelled Student Opens Fire at Fla. High School - Education Week

A 19-year-old male with a semi-automatic rifle killed at least 17 people and sent hundreds fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

'I Didn't Want Them to Panic': Amid Chaos, Teacher Sheltered Students in Fla. School - Education Week

The day after the nation’s third-deadliest school shooting, people questioned whether signs were missed that a troubled former student at a Parkland, Fla., high school posed such a significant threat.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Parkland Students Want to Know: Will the Shooting at Their School Change Gun Laws? - Education Week

Grief and anger are driving students in Parkland, Fla., to ask tough questions of the adults responsible for protecting them.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Musician, Budding Scholars, Wrestling Coach, Soccer Player Among Fla. Shooting Victims - Education Week

Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Shooting Suspect Was on School Rifle Team That Got NRA Grant - Education Week

The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How Many School Shootings Have Happened in 2018? - Education Week

Education Week is tracking shootings in K-12 schools this year that involve a gun and result in at least one firearm-related injury or death.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Funerals: Grieving Teens, Raw Emotions After School Shooting - Education Week

Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Experts Agree Social-Emotional Learning Matters, and Are Plotting Roadmap on How to Do It - Education Week

A national coalition of researchers, policymakers, and educators has forged a consensus on why schools need to respond to students’ social and emotional needs.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

'Do We Build Bridges or Walls?' Teachers Weigh In on DACA - Education Week

With debates on DACA, the program that protects some undocumented immigrants, in full swing, educators weigh in on how lawmakers should move forward in the coming weeks.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Could the #MeToo Movement Change Sex Ed.? - Education Week

The #MeToo movement has brought widespread attention to gender-based harassment in all walks of life. Will it do the same for sex education in schools?<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Elementary Math - Education Week

Schools are finding ways to boost children's math skills by focusing on teachers and students in the early grades. In this Spotlight, learn how digital games are improving young students' math performance, how students' brain development affects their ability to comprehend math, and how math class can be fun and meaningful for kids.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Education - Education Week

Parents who use the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act's complaint procedures are significantly more likely to have hearings ruled in their favor than parents who go through the more commonly used hearing officer, says a new study in the Journal of Special Education Leadership.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Fundraising Effort Launches to Help Teachers Forge Connections With Families - Education Week

To help teachers forge deeper connections with students and their families, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have launched a campaign to raise money for such efforts.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Parent Involvement - Education Week

Poor and wealthier families get involved at school differently, according to new data from the 2016 federal Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey, a nationally representative study of 14,000 parents of children in K-12 public, private, or home schools.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

10 Social Media Controversies That Landed Students in Trouble This School Year - Education Week

From shooting threats to Nazi chat groups, students have been punished by school officials for their posts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How to Solve the Parent-Engagement Problem - Education Week

Parents don’t always know how to advocate for their child’s education. One organization is changing that. EdNavigator's Whitney Henderson, the child of a single mom, explains.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic at Its Source - Education Week

After tapping into a wide network of resources to combat the Cherokee Nation's growing opioid crisis, Attorney General Todd Hembree sought another solution.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education - Education Week

This special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

GAO: Vouchers Leave Parents in Dark On Special Ed. Rights - Education Week

States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Teaching Parents the Right 'Questions to Ask' in Schools - Education Week

A long-running California program teaches parents how to advocate for their children and navigate a sometimes-unfamiliar school system.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Study: Do Parents Need a Reason to Go School Shopping? - Education Week

A new study finds that parents are more likely to research and compare schools online when they face an impending move or a new school-choice option.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Family Engagement - Education Week

When teachers visit students and parents at home, it can change their assumptions and biases and foster stronger school-home relationships.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Expert Advice on Schools Is a New Kind of Employee Perk - Education Week

A nonprofit works with employers to provide lower-income parents with advice and support for their children's education.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Nurturing Students' Climb to Success: Why Engagement and Motivation Matter - Education Week

Cultivating the conditions and relationships that allow all students to thrive requires hard, deliberate work. Schools are trying a range of strategies to get students vested in their learning.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Dear Secretary Betsy DeVos, Don't Overlook Parents - Education Week

School choice policies can create a 'tremendous burden' for families, especially those families with the fewest resources, warns Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

N.Y.C. Charter Network Issuing Report Cards for Parents - Education Week

One of the largest charter school networks in the country has started issuing report cards for its parents—scoring them on how well they support their children in school.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Early-Childhood Education - Education Week

Families may be less likely to take advantage of early-childhood education programs if they work nonstandard hours, finds a new report from the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Delaying Child's Starting Age for School a Tough Call for Parents - Education Week

New research suggesting that older kindergartners have an edge over their younger classmates complicates an already difficult decision.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Protest Over Dress Code Leads to Parents' Arrest in Miss. - Education Week

A protest over the dress code at a Mississippi high school has resulted in the arrest of some parents for trespassing.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Parent Involvement - Education Week

Parents' engagement in infancy and toddlerhood can predict their children's academic skills in 5th grade, concludes a new study in the journal Applied Developmental Science.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

4 Ways to Get Skeptics to Embrace Social-Emotional Learning - Education Week

Schools no longer have a choice but to be responsible for the well-being of their students, writes opinion contributor Peter DeWitt.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How Do We Show Students Who They Could Become? Accept Them as They Are - Education Week

Instead of wishing students were better behaved or different, teachers must learn to see and appreciate children as they are, Justin Minkel writes.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

In Schools, Classroom Proximity Breeds Teacher Collaboration - Education Week

New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Learning in Motion: Bring Movement Back to the Classroom - Education Week

Physical activity is an important aspect of children’s development, writes Marwa Abdelbary. Teachers should incorporate movement in the classroom to strengthen their students’ cognitive skills and physical health.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education - Education Week

This special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Data: Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas? - Education Week

Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Five Myths About Transgender Students Educators Need to Unlearn - Education Week

While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

New Data Detail Effect of Inclusion on Teaching Time - Education Week

Time spent teaching drops as the number of students with disabilities in a classroom goes up, a survey finds, but there's a complex web of factors at play.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Differentiated Instruction - Education Week

In order to meet diverse learning needs, teachers are charged with differentiating instruction to ensure student success. In this Spotlight, learn about the challenges of differentiation, how educators are personalizing instruction in literacy and math, and identifying students' academic strengths.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Spotlight on Classroom Management - Education Week

As schools integrate digital tools into the classroom, educators are finding new ways to customize lessons for students. In this Spotlight, see how educators are evaluating growing curriculum choices, consider the potential and drawbacks of algorithm-driven playlists, and learn how districts can deploy a high-quality digital curriculum.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Learning Disabilities Exist, Just Not in Summer School - Education Week

Special education accommodations and other supports for students in summer school are an overlooked necessity, writes teacher Adam Feinberg.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Children Must Be Taught to Collaborate, Studies Say - Education Week

Learning to work in groups in the classroom doesn't come naturally, research shows. Teachers have to lay the groundwork.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Four Things to Visualize as You Set Up Your Classroom for the First Day of School - Education Week

The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

For School Improvement, Demographics Aren’t Destiny - Education Week

Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Students' Sense of Belonging: What the Research Says - Education Week

How students feel about their place in school affects behavior, discipline, and academic achievement, a growing body of research finds.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

The Transformative Power of Trauma-Informed Teaching - Education Week

Whereas many schools follow a discipline plan in lockstep fashion, a trauma-informed care approach can reduce difficult behaviors and create meaningful relationships with students, says educator Lauren Dotson.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Smaller Classes Serve a Larger Purpose - Education Week

Smaller classes could help bridge the gap between home and school, writes former teacher Marc Vincenti.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Looking Back on 30 Years of Teaching: What Have I Learned? - Education Week

Teaching has changed significantly in the past three decades, but some elements have stayed the same, veteran teacher Cindi Rigsbee writes.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Whither to Fidget - Education Week

Are fidget spinners helping antsy students sit still and concentrate on their lessons, or just driving kids (and teachers) to distraction? Depends on who you ask.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

10 Tips for a Smooth School Year for Students With ADHD - Education Week

Students diagnosed with ADHD come back to the classroom in varying states of readiness for learning, says Thomas Armstrong. Here's how to help them focus, engage, deal with stress, and have a successful year.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>