August 19, 2015
Vol. 35, Issue 1
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Has the post-Katrina K-12 system delivered on its promise of high-quality schools for all of New Orleans' children, the vast majority of them poor and black? And how do we judge that?
News in Brief
- Ed. Dept. to Subsidize Costs of AP for Some Test-Takers
- Foreign-Language Study To Be Undertaken
- Thousands of Texas Students May Be Held Back a Grade
- New York's Student Opt-Out Rate for Testing Hits 20 Percent
- Court Levies Huge Fines on Wash. State Legislature
- Atlanta Rolls Out Grade-Changing Rules
- N.Y.C. Chancellor Forms Anti-Cheating Task Force
- Miami-Dade to Remake Foreign-Language Instruction
News in Brief
News in Brief
A group of first and second-year school leaders assembled by the National Association of Elementary School Principals provides support and data to one another.
In a major expansion of its commitment to video, the newspaper is taking over the TV production company founded by retiring PBS correspondent John Merrow.
The 2015 framework for teaching AP U.S. History may be drawing criticism, but historians, on the whole, think they are just fine.
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
One of the world's most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms for teaching everything from city planning to physics.
Best of the Blogs
Now that the federal government is giving states more flexibility in shaping their accountability systems, the question is: What will these new systems look like?
The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common core.
Some education programs could be on the hot seat as members of Congress scramble to act before the fiscal year ends Oct. 1.
PAGE 44 - Commentary
Teachers need training to help students transition back to school after psychiatric illness, writes Laura C. Murray.
In spite of its success, the federal School Improvement Grants program could be dismantled, writes researcher Greg Anrig.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina's devastation stirred educators and researchers to consider the implications for the region's schools.
PAGE 48 - Commentary
Constructive feedback can make teacher observation more meaningful, insists Miriam Greenberg of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy.
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