March 30, 2016

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With the advent of the Every Student Succeeds Act, state boards of education seek to reassert their influence, as legislators, superintendents, and others vie for a piece of the policy pie.
As buildings age and enrollment grows, America is underfunding public school facilities to the tune of $46 billion annually, a new report estimates.
Advocates say the movement offers an opportunity for schools to shift away from arbitrary credit-hour requirements toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills.
In his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers away at concerns that resonate with many, including college access and income inequality.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
The common core's impact on student achievement in states may have peaked early and now appears to be tapering off, argues a new analysis of NAEP scores.
The new PreACT test is a multicple-choice test designed to prepare 10th graders for the ACT college-entrance exam.
The state is the first to enact a law that will limit transgender students access to restrooms and locker rooms in public schools.
A new nonprofit organization has set out to help school districts compare the prices they pay for education technology and examine the fairness and logic of their procurement practices and contracts with vendors.
Parents concerned about the impact of frequent moves and long deployments on their families are seeking stability in their children's educational opportunities.
Best of the Blogs
Modest gains by delegate groups associated with the U.S. Department of Education's Teach to Lead initiative show the difficulties in gaining policy traction around ideas to give teachers more influence in school systems.
Parents, researchers, and educators all have distinct points of view about the proper collection and use of sensitive student data.
This special report profiles the growing interrelationships between school district CAOs and CTOs, and looks at how five very different school systems supervise technology and curriculum.
In oral arguments, the justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
A panel of educators, advocates, and others are seeking to hash out the best approach to regulating under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The challenges facing the principal profession are more universal than Americans might realize, writes psychologist Robert Evans.
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
A teacher's enjoyment in the classroom is a precondition for student learning, writes assistant education professor Jonathan Eckert.
Letters
To create school environments that reflect our humanity, the words we use matter, writes Superintendent David Gamberg.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.

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