NATIONAL: ‘We Simply Can’t Take It Any…

At first glance, the scene probably looked familiar to many people in Phoenix: tens of thousands massing outside Chase Field on a bright Thursday afternoon in April, clad in red and rippling with anticipation. But that scene, if it were… Read full article at NPR

NATIONAL: Autism Prevalence Up Sharply in Latest…

Autism spectrum disorder is up 15 percent, on average, among communities monitored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency said Thursday. Approximately 1 in 59 8-year-olds were diagnosed with the disorder, a prevalence number based on… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: States Give Short Shrift to School…

School choice is having a big moment in K-12 policy. But you'd never know it from reading states' plans to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. States around the country are increasingly adopting tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts, expanding… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: New High School Award Hobbled by…

A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to creating a new award to honor high schools that do a good job preparing students for college: It became impossible. GreatSchools, an organization that gathers and shares school information to inform parents,… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: On-Site Police, Security More Common at…

Secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment, an analysis of new federal civil rights data finds. About 54.1 percent of middle schools and high schools… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Principals on Personalized Learning: 8 Takeaways…

Thanks in no small measure to a push from technology companies and vendors, school principals are embracing personalized learning. But the ways in which principals are bringing that big idea into their schools are far more modest than many proponents… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The Perks of a Play-in-the-Mud Educational…

Most American kids don’t spend large chunks of their day catching salamanders and poking sticks into piles of fox poop. In a nation moving toward greater standardization of its public-education system, programs centered around getting kids outside to explore aren’t… Read full article at The Atlantic

NATIONAL: McGraw-Hill Education Picks New CEO From…

McGraw-Hill Education has reached into the world of data analytics to tap its new president and CEO, a move that underscores the global K-12 provider’s shifting mission and the new demands that are transforming the school market. Nana Banerjee, named… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Most Teachers Report High Levels of…

Most teachers experience high levels of burnout and stress—and that may be affecting their students' achievement, a recent study found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Missouri and published in Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, measured the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: First, it was West Virginia. Then,…

Classes are canceled for hundreds of thousands of students in Arizona and Colorado as educators descend on state capitols to rally for more education funding, part of a wave of teacher activism that has swept through West Virginia, Kentucky and… Read full article at The Washington Post