August 26, 2015
Vol. 35, Issue 02
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The deal sending the show to HBO reflects a world with vastly more programming for children on more channels than when "Sesame Street" first launched.
Amplify, the education division of Rupert Murdoch's company, is deeply in the red and on the auction block after its ambitious vision failed to materialize.
The latest opinions polls from PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge public sentiment on a range of heated education issues, including common-core standards, standardized testing, and school choice.
A scathing U.S. Department of Justice letter alleges discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act by a statewide network of alternative schools.
When global media giant News Corp. pushed its way into the ed-tech market, the company vowed to transform classrooms and disrupt the K-12 marketplace. Five years later, Amplify, the company's much-hyped education division, is up for sale.
News in Brief
- K-12 Instructional Materials, Construction Gain in Budgets
- Four TV Networks to Air Education Special Jointly
- Police Probe Computer Hack of Calif. Charter School
- New York Bans Smoking Near After-School Sites
- Charleston Schools Bar Confederate Flag Images
- Texas Attorney General Sues Alleged Diploma Mills
- State Forces Milwaukee to Sell Vacant Schools
- Board Members at Center of AP History Flap Targeted
- Exit-Exam Cancellation Leaves California Students in a Bind
News in Brief
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
Michelle Obama's initiative seeks to remove barriers that keep about 62 million girls around the world from attending school.
With changing attitudes about recreational marijuana, state officials are renewing efforts to get teens to stay away from it.
Best of the Blogs
PDK/Gallup and Education Next captured sentiment on the hot-button issues of standardized testing and the push among some parents to refuse to allow their children to take state assessments.
Schools and the companies that work with them are being urged to do a better job clearing personal information from student records that are shared with outside organizations.
A half-dozen White House hopefuls talk common core, teachers' unions, and the federal role in K-12 at a New Hampshire event.
Tensions remain among legislators as they seek to hammer out a school funding plan amid $100,000 a day in court-ordered sanctions.
PAGE 18 - Commentary
Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: The New Orleans charter school experience offers a model in upending racial inequity.
PAGE 19 - Commentary
Discussing race openly in schools can lead to better outcomes for students of color, write Dan French and Warren Simmons.
When it comes to measuring student ability, not everything that counts can be counted, argues education professor James Nehring.
PAGE 24 - Commentary
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools.
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