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"Pokémon Go is a topic of great interest to many people, on and off the spectrum,” autism specialist James McPartland told New York Magazine. “In this way, it's a great conversation starter and provides children on the spectrum a topic that they are comfortable with and may be knowledgeable about."
The phenomena of the mobile game Pokémon Go has been touted for its learning possibilities. It might also have particular benefits for children with autism.
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States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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Children in poverty should be given the same opportunities as others in the educational system, and test-based accountability systems that "falsely and unfairly label students of color," teachers, and schools must be opposed, according to the official Democratic Party platform released late last week.
The Democratic Party platform also opposes laws that restrict transgender students' access to public facilities like school restrooms and locker rooms in a clear contrast with the GOP's education platform.
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Being seen as too close to President Barack Obama on K-12 policy could hurt presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in wooing supporters of her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
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Wendy Robinson, the superintendent of the Fort Wayne, Ind., public schools and a member of the 2016 class of #LeadersToLearnFrom, explains why nominating outstanding school district leaders is important.

Nominate a leader by August 1, 2016: http://buff.ly/2aiBFkI
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We polled the Twittersphere to find out what books you’re reading this summer using #EdWeekReads. Check out some of the highlights and see the complete list of recommended reads from our readers.
In response to a Twitter poll, readers of Education Week share the best books they've read this summer.
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"Hillary Clinton understands that we have to invest in education and jobs for our young people," Sanders said in his speech.
The Vermont senator and former White House hopeful, who spoke Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, also highlighted his plans to make college more affordable.
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The New York City school district, the country's largest school system, will end suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade and employ alternative, "age-appropriate" discipline methods, the city recently announced.
The United Federation of Teachers, an ally of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, wrote in a letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña that ending suspensions could result in an increase in classroom disruptions.
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The Virginia senator, a former governor of that state, has a record in the U.S. Senate of supporting career and technical education, along with prevention of sexual assault.
The Virginia senator, a former governor of that state, has a record in the U.S. Senate of supporting career and technical education, along with prevention of sexual assault.
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Analyses by test providers and other organizations have pointed to evidence of small but significant "device effects" for some tests—as some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop and desktop computers.
Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments.
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For years, child-welfare advocates warned of the dangers of poor neighborhoods with little access to nutritious foods. So what happens when poor children have equally little access to "food for the mind"?
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn't spoken much on K-12 education, but our Politics K-12 reporters have compiled his top statements.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn't talked much about K-12 education, but when he has, it's usually been colorful.
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Education Week is American education's newspaper of record. Our reporters, researchers, and bloggers cover local, state, and national education news and issues from preschool through the high school transition to college and career.