June 3, 2015
Vol. 34, Issue 32
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Some say the changes could complicate efforts around the country to put 8th graders in Algebra 1—a still-debated trend that's grown over the past two decades.
The seasonal job market for teenagers is showing signs of improving, but inner-city youths still face slim employment opportunities.
The state's home-grown replacement for the common core has earned support from a broad spectrum of K-12 and higher education leaders, state officials say.
Asking students for their input on how to improve education increases engagement and contributes to a healthier school climate, district leaders and researchers say.
Despite contested data on the phenomenon, some charter school leaders acknowledge teacher turnover as a liability for the movement.
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News in Brief
News in Brief
News in Brief
Revisions approved Wednesday by the assessment consortium cut 90 minutes off next year's test and shift it to later in the school year.
Expanded-learning initiatives are pushing educators and outside groups to collaborate in new, more integrated ways.
As districts adopt formal efforts to integrate parents into the fabric of their schools, advocates welcome a shift away from seeing parent-engagement efforts as just an add-on.
Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on.
An overhaul of the federal E-rate program will boost funding for high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi in schools and libraries—and shift money away from other services, as shown in FCC data, broken down by Education Week.
Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers.
Starting in 2017, students who take the national assessment will be asked to answer background questions on the noncognitive factors that affect their social and academic success.
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For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time.
Congress and the Obama administration are pressuring the agency to right its flailing operations after years of turnover, lack of expertise, and financial problems at the BIE.
PAGE 26 - Commentary
A supportive school environment cultivates healthy relationships by bringing family violence to light, writes Francesca Sternfeld.
To improve teacher preparation, college of education deans must reach a consensus, as medical educators did in 1910, writes Benjamin Riley.
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Raising standards should be about helping students achieve them over time, not condemning students to failure, argues Randi Weingarten.
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Superintendent Terry B. Grier details how his district's high school program promotes college access and persistence for low-income students.
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