February 27, 2013

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Almost half said in a survey they weren't ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs.
Efforts to promote an evolving area of study—entrepreneurship in education—are taking hold in graduate schools across the country.
The common-core standards may be paving the way for more uniform definitions for deciding who gets ELL services.
Many would welcome federal aid to boost early-education programs, but are wary it could come with strings attached.
A 2001 California law has spurred some school systems to pick board members by subdistricts to increase diversity.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Report Roundup
Report Roundup
Several showed gains in math and reading over roughly two decades, a new study says.
Character education is on the upswing as research points to its effectiveness and policymakers seek ways to curb improper behavior.
The networks and organizations are designed to bring together key players to help coordinate STEM learning in and out of school.
Three out of four public school principals believe their job has become "too complex," and about a third say they are likely to go into a different occupation within five years, according to a new MetLife survey.
A research project in the Memphis, Tenn., schools is comparing two different professional-development approaches that incorporate technology.
Best of the Blogs
A federal panel proposes a five-pronged agenda aimed at helping children in poverty and eliminating the achievement gap.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan eyes March for deciding whether to open the door to district-level NCLB waivers in states that haven’t won them.
Policy Brief
President Obama's proposal for a Race to the Top-style competition aimed at high schools has yet to be fleshed out.
Deborah S. Delisle sat down recently with Education Week for a wide-ranging interview.
State of the States
Getting low-income students, particularly kindergartners, to attend school is key to breaking the cycle of poverty, writes Marc Cutillo.
The common standards have opened a new world to English/language arts students, writes teacher Lyn Cannaday.
Training can help educators work successfully with students with behavioral problems, Nancy Rappaport writes.
Urban public schools should consider refashioning themselves as charters to recapture public confidence, Jack Schneider writes.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the California Endowment, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the GE Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and an anonymous funder. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.

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