September 23, 2015
Vol. 35, Issue 05
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The Institute of Education Sciences—the U.S. Department of Education's primary research arm—"took a hit" in House and Senate appropriations bills.
Most states will shift to new, computer-based assessments to measure their ELLs' English-language proficiency this school year.
The racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C., has spurred districts to reconsider school names, mascots, and imagery linked to the Old South. Such moves stir sharp debate.
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
News in Brief
- Interactive Constitution to Be Used in AP Curricula
- Florida Testing Disruptions Caused by Foreign Hackers
- $50 Million Contest Seeks Redesign of High Schools
- Target Will Close Out School-Giving Program
- Website Creates Database of Preschool Regulations
- Charter School Test Scores Take Dive in California
- Washington State Teachers' Unions End—and Begin—Strikes
News in Brief
News in Brief
The panel called for focusing on "whole-child" issues and overhauling the way the state handles unaccredited school districts.
A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands.
School districts need to make changes to their online credit-recovery programs to focus greater attention on content mastery and evidence of learning gains.
Best of the Blogs
The education secretary hit the road a multistate, back-to-school trek, joined at one point by President Barack Obama.
The latest face-off among Republicans running for the White House included allusions to federal overreach, little of substance on K-12.
As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week's Alyson Klein.
PAGE 18 - Commentary
The integration of STEM in schools will spark innovation, not diminish other subjects, write Ann Myers and Jill Berkowicz.
PAGE 19 - Commentary
In history class, students should explore topics of interest, not just memorize a chronology of events, writes Greg Milo.
Once a journalist covering English-language learners, Mary-Ann Zehr realized she had a lot to learn once she stepped into the classroom.
PAGE 24 - Commentary
Carol Dweck, who parsed the difference between a "fixed" and a "growth" mindset, clarifies her theories of intelligence.
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