March 16, 2016

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Sparked by new flexibility promised in the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are bolting to overhaul accountability systems, even as the U.S. Department of Education weighs the ESSA regulatory process.
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
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The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
Amid scrutiny of the role of school resource officers in public schools, the Georgia school system plans to end its security contract with the Atlanta police department and form its own security team that is “aligned with its social-emotional learning approach,” the district has announced.
The new technology, which allows for the transmission of data free of a centralized authority, has drawn the curiosity of the ed-tech community.
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Proposals include a soft-drink tax in Philadelphia to help boost early education and a bipartisan push for expanded pre-K in Minnesota.
The Perkins Act was last reauthorized in 2006, said Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., and action is overdue.
The federal Education Department is using an up-close-and-in-person process in crafting some rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including for assessments and "supplement-not-supplant" requirements.
Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York state, defends the right of immigrant children to a quality education.
Disadvantaged students will experience the new SAT very differently than their more-advantaged peers, writes Garrett Neiman of test-prep nonprofit College Spring.
Writer David Denby talks about how he wrote his new book to understand how today's students consume the written word.
Letters
Education is key to raising responsible citizens, writes Arnold Packer, a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor.
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