April 17, 2013

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The president’s fiscal year 2014 spending plan highlights his education priorities, but faces bipartisan hurdles in Congress.
In both his State of the Union speech and now his budget proposal, President Obama has emphasized the importance of redesigning high schools.
The final version also sets expectations for students to explore such hot-button issues as evolution, as well as engineering concepts.
With new communications technology, school boards are confounded by how to conduct business and conform to open-meetings and -records laws.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
The indictments could undermine other efforts to boost poor and minority students' achievement, say educators.
AppleTree strives to meld curriculum, professional development, and student monitoring at seven District of Columbia charter schools, fueled by $5 million in Investing in Innovation aid.
A set of "publishers' criteria" for the common-core standards for high school and a revised set for elementary school are released.
Best of the Blogs
School choice, safety, and funding have proved to be prominent issues for state legislatures in their 2013 sessions.
Policy Brief
Proposals prompted by the killings in Newtown, Conn., gain some ground in the Senate.
No good can come of shifting the blame from the perpetrators to the system when it comes to organized cheating on standardized tests, writes Michael J. Feuer.
For decades, advertising has promised faster, better, easier learning with technology, Larry Cuban writes.
Letters
Can evaluation rubrics capture the qualities that make some teachers extraordinary, asks Lorraine Bellon Cella.
Letters
Research shows that shuttering school buildings is not a sure-fire way to cut district expenses, write Kate Shaw and Adam Schott.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the California Endowment, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the GE Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and an anonymous funder. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.

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