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Public School Revenue and Spending Up in Latest Year of Reporting

The National Center for Education Statistics has produced its latest "first look" report, providing interesting data on state-level revenues and expenditures in public schools, covering fiscal year 2016 (school year 2015-2016).

Homework Gap Persists Despite Broadband Gains

A new report finds fewer than 10 percent of school districts report that all students have access to non-shared devices at home, while the number of schools offering broadband at school continues to rise.

Follett Acquires College and Career Readiness Company

NextTier's cloud-based software helps school counselors implement college and career readiness planning programs and enables students to do job exploration, beginning in grade six, find scholarships and apply for college.

New Evidence-Based Education Program Focuses on Reading Instruction

The University of Oregon's Center of Teaching and Learning is collaborating with Catapult Learning to launch the Institute for Scaling Evidence-Based Education.

NCEE Seeks to Evaluate ESSA Pilots

One office in the U.S. Department of Education is conducting research on whether to conduct evaluations on two ESSA pilot programs.

A Personalized Learning Backlash

Four-plus years after it was first published, a report on personalized instruction is getting renewed attention as schools in the northeast consider calling their experiments in the instructional model a failure.

HHS Funds Preschool Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the 45 recipients of the Preschool Development Grants competition.

Early STEM Provides 'Critical Foundation' for Future Learning

It's time to ramp up STEM in early childhood education, according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE).

Teens Rate Soft Skills More Vital Than Hard Skills

Could we be over-promoting the importance of soft skills to young people at the expense of helping them understand the relevance of other, "harder" skills?

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