October 12, 2016
Vol. 36, Issue 08
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Nearly 20 years after voting to restrict bilingual education in a state with more than 1 million schoolchildren who don't speak English as their first language, California voters appear poised to reverse that ban.
In a new book, E.D. Hirsch Jr. makes another pitch for putting a knowledge-based curriculum in schools—but not for the common core.
Thanks to declining state aid and disappearing federal e-rate subsidies for “legacy” technologies, districts are struggling to pay for telephone equipment and services.
With the quality and quantity school and district mentoring programs often lacking, beginning teachers are increasingly seeking personalized feedback from online communities.
News in Brief
- U.S. Audit Warns of Cronyism Between CMOs and Charters
- Calif. Plans to Ban Spraying Of Pesticides Near Schools
- Education Dept. Orders Texas To Remove Spec. Ed. Cap
- Pennsylvania Cyber Charters Struggle on State Tests
- High Court Declines to Hear Banner, Textbook Appeals
- Ohio May Seek Repayment From More Online Charters
- Racial Claims Dismissed In Takeover of Ark. District
- Teacher Pact Rejected In Cleveland District
- Clown Threats Pose Bewildering Choices for School Officials
News in Brief
News in Brief
Failure to reach a deal could send teachers in the nation’s third-largest district onto the streets for a second mass walkout in four years.
Teachers' union and school officials in the Buffalo, N.Y., district are working to hammer out a new labor agreement to replace one that expired a dozen years.
Experts say the recent elementary school shooting in Townville, S.C., should prompt educators and parents to reinforce fundamental safety efforts.
The state's highest court is weighing the "adequacy" of the Kansas school funding system and previously ruled that the system is inequitable.
In Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh how much students should benefit from special education.
A program Hillary Clinton championed during her brief stint as a private citizen—Too Small to Fail—continues its work, encouraging parents to see themselves as their children’s first teachers.
Connecticut Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued a sweeping order Sept. 7, giving the state 180 days to overhaul a state school system that he said misspends billions of dollars and leaves wealthier students performing at the nation’s highest levels and poor students at the bottom.
PAGE 22 - Commentary
Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville.
Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown.
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We must teach kids that math extends beyond the classroom, writes Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman and mathematician John Urschel.
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Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
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