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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=""/>

A Pediatrician's Advice for Treating Student Trauma - Education Week

To treat student trauma effectively and heal children’s brains and bodies, doctors and school communities must work together, says pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Educating Students Who Are 'Invisible' - Education Week

Many of the most vulnerable populations of students in the nation’s schools are also hidden populations—sometimes intentionally so—but they still need special attention from educators.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Teaching—and Reaching—Students Behind Bars - Education Week

A Wyoming correctional school is part of a network working to improve the quality of instruction provided to the "invisible" students living in juvenile-justice facilities.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

The Gifted Child in Foster Care: Lost in the Shuffle - Education Week

George Garcia, a former foster-care child now mentoring foster students in college, found his way into academically challenging classes through friends. Many bright foster-care students aren't so lucky.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

In Florida, Bullied Students Will Get Vouchers to Attend Private School - Education Week

In a major expansion of Florida's private school choice, state lawmakers approved a measure that will allow students who are bullied, harassed, or attacked in their public schools to use taxpayer funded vouchers to attend a private school.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

How One District Is Spreading Social-Emotional Learning Across All Its Schools - Education Week

Through a communitywide plan, the Tacoma, Wash., district has cleared hurdles that have stymied some other school systems' efforts to implement social-emotional learning.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

This Week's Nationwide Student Walkout: 6 Things to Know - Education Week

K-12 leaders need to prepare for what may be a massive student walkout tied to ending gun violence and school shootings. Here's a primer on students' rights to participate, what districts' responsibilities are for keeping them safe, and alternatives to leaving campus.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Students Are Walking Out. Are Schools Ready for When They Walk Back In? - Education Week

There are four things educators should know about engaging students in these politically tumultuous times, write two civic-education leaders.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Walkout Taps Well of Anger, Mourning Over Gun Violence - Education Week

The thousands who left their schools nationwide to mark the Feb. 14 shootings in Parkland, Fla., rode a dramatic wave of youth activism tinged with sadness about those killed in their schools and communities.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Schools Get Little Guidance for Addressing Sex Abuse Among Students on Military Bases, AP Finds - Education Week

Tens of thousands of children and teenagers live and attend school on U.S. military bases while their parents serve the country. Yet if they are sexually violated by a classmate, a neighborhood kid or a sibling, they often get lost in a legal and bureaucratic netherworld.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Post-Parkland, the Second Amendment Gets a Closer Look in Class - Education Week

Two Nevada high school classes are getting a deep lesson on the Second Amendment and learning firsthand why the debate over the right to bear arms can be so politically divisive and emotionally fraught.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Crate & Barrel to Launch a New Line of Products Designed by Philly Public School Students - Education Week

A local nonprofit has teamed up with the national retail store to create a line of quilts, shams, sheets, and pillows, all designed by students from Philadelphia, Camden, and Norristown schools struggling with massive financial cuts.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Congress Demands Pentagon, Justice Department Investigate Child Sex Assault on Military Bases - Education Week

Congress reacted to an Associated Press investigation into sexual assault among children on U.S. military bases by demanding the Defense and Justice departments explain how they will solve the problem.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

The Case for Limiting School Security - Education Week

Increasing school security doesn’t decrease school violence, but programs that promote a culture of empathy could, says author and professor Jennifer Young<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

One of History's Famous Student Activists: Why I'll Be Marching With Students - Education Week

Half a century ago, her school protest made history. Now, Mary Beth Tinker speaks up for today’s student activists.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Activists and Celebrity Donors: Who's Behind the 'March for Our Lives' - Education Week

A planned mass rally in the nation's capital and satellite events in other cities aim to keep activists' sights trained on gun violence and school safety.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Child Health - Education Week

To the list of problems caused by childhood lead exposure, Harvard University researchers add one more: teenage delinquency.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Why We Didn't Allow the Students in Our District to Participate in the Walkout - Education Week

Not all students in Bellefonte, Pa., honored the Parkland shooting victims by following district policy, explains their superintendent Michelle Saylor.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Will 'March for Our Lives' Win the Stricter Gun Laws Students Demand? - Education Week

Students from the Florida school where 17 were killed last month ignited the movement fueling demonstrations this weekend in the nation’s capital and hundreds of sites nationwide.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

Student Trauma Is Widespread. Schools Don't Have to Go It Alone - Education Week

Nearly half of U.S. children experience adversity, but community-school partnerships can make a difference, write Olga Acosta Price and Wendy Ellis.<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=""/>

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=""/>

Parent Involvement - Education Week

Schools' recent focus on using social-media platforms to get their messages out may be misguided, finds a new survey by the nonprofit research group Project Tomorrow and ed-tech company Blackboard Inc.<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=""/>

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=""/>

'I Worry Every Day': Lockdown Drills Prompt Fear, Self-Reflection After School Shooting - Education Week

Lockdown drills are ubiquitous in schools these days, but teachers say they’re especially unnerving in the wake of a horrific school shooting such as the one in Parkland, Fla.<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=""/>