November 12, 2014
Vol. 34, Issue 12
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Educators and researchers in several of the nation's largest districts are trying to look at schools based on a fuller picture of children’s experiences.
A midterm election that vastly favored Republicans at virtually every level leaves President Barack Obama with far fewer allies in states and in Congress to champion his policy priorities.
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014.
News in Brief
- 26 Applicants Poised to Win Federal Innovation Grants
- Harvard Launches Initiative to Prepare Seniors to Enter Teaching
- More Black Students Expelled Over Social-Media Use in Ala.
- New Orleans Not Liable for Post-Katrina Job Losses
- Urban School Chiefs' Tenure Falls Off, Survey Finds
- District Technology Chief in Los Angeles Resigns
- Parents Sue School Districts After Football Player's Death
- Teacher Told to Stay Away on Return From Africa
News in Brief
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
Longer-term certificates and associate degrees yield more of a wage boost than the short-term, occupational certificates that students earn at community colleges.
Best of the Blogs
While Apple's iPads remain dominant in the K-12 tablet market, Chromebook laptops have made gains in school districts, research indicates.
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools.
This special report looks at how the Common Core State Standards are changing instruction in mathematics.
More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate.
School choice measures, renewal of the NCLB law, and a scaled-back federal footprint on K-12 are on the table for Republican leaders in Congress.
The battle for the Golden State's top K-12 spot—with teachers' unions backing incumbent Tom Torlakson's successful re-election bid—became a proxy war over K-12 policy.
PAGE 21 - Commentary
AFT President Randi Weingarten counters Peter Cunningham's "open letter" to her that recently appeared in Education Week.
Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says.
PAGE 22 - Commentary
An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman.
PAGE 28 - Commentary
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
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