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By Cory Roush | Stories of interest to those who follow education policy in America

Betsy DeVos faces absolutely stunning 'silent' protest at Harvard

Who Gets to Choose Which Childhood Experiences Are 'Appropriate'?

First Person<p>—Courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email …

Millions in Federal Grants Awarded to Expand Charter Schools

« Florida's School Choice Program Drove Up College Enrollment Rates, Study Finds | Main | In a Rare Move for the Sector, Indiana's First Online …

Home Visiting Has Bipartisan Support. So Why Did the Federal Program Lapse?

Congress has failed to renew a home-visiting program that provides parent coaching to vulnerable families, but advocates hope lawmakers can resolve …

Bob Menendez

Why Did So Many States Choose to Use These Two ESSA Indicators?

« Florida Folds Waiver Requests Into ESSA Plan, Infuriating Civil Rights Activists | Main | Kansas Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Latest K-12 …

Which States Are Friendliest to Teachers?

« Former Teacher Inspires Students to Follow in Her Footsteps | Main | Teachers Report Weaker Relationships With Students of Color, Immigrants</b> …

Presidential Advisers on Black, Latino, and Asian Students Say Trump Admin. Ignoring Them

Three long-standing presidential commissions designed to expand educational opportunities for non-white students are set to expire Saturday and …

Trump Administration

Betsy DeVos is personally backing some questionable “science” in a notoriously anti-science administration

To say that Donald Trump and his cabinet dismiss scientific research is an understatement; his proposed federal budget significantly reduced funding …

Education

18 states, consumer groups sue DeVos over delay of student loan protections

The lawsuits accuse DeVos of illegally delaying the regulations aimed at predatory colleges.<p>Eighteen states and the District of Columbia filed suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her delay of regulations meant to protect federal student loan borrowers defrauded by their …

Betsy DeVos

Delay by DeVos means reprieve for poor-performing programs

When Betsy DeVos announced the delay of key provisions of the gainful-employment rule last week, she said the Obama-era regulation would limit the …

Education
Child Care

'Students Aren't Widgets' and Other Findings on Engaging Kids at School

« How a Persistent Student Sounded the Alarm on Unsafe School Bus Drivers | Main | Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, …

Voucher Studies in Louisiana, Indiana Show Problems in Early Years

« Electronic Book May Give Story Time With Parents Digital Boost | Main | Student Privacy in Education Research: 'It's Time' to Update Federal Laws</i> …

Amidst Opioid Addiction, Plummeting Morale, One Elementary School Reinvents Itself

When you enter Parker-Varney Elementary School, you are immediately struck by the relaxed atmosphere. Make your way to the office to check in, and …

Education

​Micro-Credentials for Micro-Students—Kindergarteners Swap Grades for Badges

For kindergarteners in Pennsylvania's Elizabeth Forward School District, grades have become a thing of the past. Instead, students earn badges, …

Education

Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume

Community<p>Students Say They Are Not as Tech Savvy as Educators Assume<p>By Jenny Abamu     Jun 20, 2017<p>Student panel at NMC in Boston<p>Photo Credit: Jenny …

What Does A Classroom Without A Teacher Look Like? You’re About To Find Out.

The looming teacher shortage is at crisis level in many states. Here are the 3 steps we can take to fix it.<p>School’s out for summer, but all across …

Betsy DeVos On The Hill

A caricature of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos by DonkeyHoteyThe June 6 Washington Post article, “What we just learned from Betsy DeVos’s …

Education

Why The Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) Is Unnecessary

As Ohio’ Budget Bill (House Bill 49) comes ever closer to becoming law, a simple provision eliminating Ohio’s Resident Educator program is garnering …

State Politics

An Inside Look at the Federal Title I Program, and How School Districts Spend Money

School districts have more flexibility to spend federal Title I dollars than they might think, and vendors should understand what’s possible.

Money

Trump’s Budget for Fiscal 2018: Cuts for Ed., Implications for K-12 Business

The administration's plans call for new funding for charter schools and school choice, but a potentially critical source of ed-tech funding would be …

Education

Data Dive: Devices and Software Flooding Into Classrooms

Students have access to more ed tech than ever, but teachers remain untrained and students aren't using tech creatively.

Education Technology

New Report Names the Best Cities to Live in If You're a Teacher

The end of the school year might mean some teachers are considering a move. How about to Bentonville, Ark.? The estimated 47,000-person city was …

Education

How Can We Abolish the Phrase 'I'm Just Not a Math Person'?

« How Reinvigorating Math Class Turned Around a Troubled Middle School | Main | How My Project-Based School Prepared Me for Columbia University »<p>| No …

Determine

Most Students Are Not Naturally Interested in STEM, Teachers Say

Most middle and high school students are not interested in science, math, and even space, teachers said in a new national poll.<p>The poll, commissioned …

Education

The Life Lesson a Teacher of the Year Learned in Rehab

After suffering from burnout, Justin Ashley learned the keys to happiness and to becoming a better, more emotionally balanced teacher.

Burnout

Evidence Is Mounting That Vouchers Lower Test Scores

Although test scores are not the best measure of the efficacy of schooling, vouchers were sold as a vehicle to improve test scores. That has not …

Education

Resident Educator Program For Teachers One Step Closer To Elimination

The Senate Finance Committee introduced their revised version of the budget bill today (House Bill 49) and while the mere summary of changes totals …

Senate Finance Committee

Newark schools' teacher institute puts focus on mental illness

NEWARK - As Julie Thomas listened to a presentation on mental health, she could think of students she works with that suffer from symptoms.<p>Thomas, a …