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Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
It was one of the largest cheating scandals in the nation. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests. Years later, the fallout of that scandal reverberates. (October 25, 2017)
Teachers Cash In Selling Lesson Plans Online
Educators selling lesson plans online is becoming a popular side business. But some worry that seeing education as a “business,” will lead to fewer free resources and less professional collaboration.
Parent Changemakers: Fighting for School Recess
With an increasing emphasis on school testing and academics, Florida elementary schools began dropping recess. Two parents set out to change that.
School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe. (December 5, 2017)
The Big Education Issues Ahead for 2018
A number of important issues are on the horizon as 2018 begins, including the implications of new federal tax laws, the fate of DACA students and teachers, the implications of ESSA, and the Trump administration’s plans for expanding school choice.