N.J. Program Fast-Tracks New Physics Teachers

The effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country. (July 28, 2016)

Speakers Praise Teachers, Decry Gun Violence in Schools

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012 received prominent attention on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, while pre-K and teachers also got nods from speakers. (July 28, 2016)

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Ed. Dept. Releases ADHD Guidance to Commemorate ADA Anniversary

(July 27, 2016)

Why My Math Students Will Write a Lot Next Year

(July 27, 2016)

For Teachers' Unions, Tensions Simmer Over Direction of Democrats' Ed. Policies

(July 27, 2016)

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We Should Measure Students' Noncognitive Skills

Noncognitive skills are worth measuring and there are reliable tools to do so, writes a former principal turned consultant Jonathan E. Martin. (July 27, 2016)

U.S. Secretary of Ed.: Let's Educate, Not Incarcerate

The return on investment in education has grown in recent decades, so why does our spending on incarceration outpace aid to education, asks John B. King Jr. (July 26, 2016)

The Democratic Platform: More of a Victory for Reformers Than It Seems

What does the Democratic platform mean for education reform? Douglas Harris has four takeaways. (July 25, 2016)

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Election 2016 Is a Real Civics Lesson for Students

This year's presidential campaign, with its heated rhetoric and reality-TV tone, presents a challenge for U.S. Government teachers. How are educators teaching the election? Read more.

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Digital Directions

As Pokémon Go Becomes a Sensation, Ed. Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

Proponents point to increased attention to cultural landmarks and opportunities to weave math and reading into the game, but skeptics raise concerns about data privacy and pricing. (July 18, 2016)

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Study: Teachers Are Wary of Using Robots in Class, Despite Seeing Benefits

A small European study found that teachers think educational robots have benefits for students, but they're skeptical of fitting robots into the curriculum and using limited class time. (July 13, 2016)

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K12 Reaches Settlement With Calif. AG, But Acrimony Remains

The office of California's state attorney general has settled a complaint with online provider K12 over allegations the company made false claims. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 8, 2016)

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