December 2, 2015
Vol. 35, Issue 13
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An atypical partnership is tackling one of the most persistent challenges for the charter sector—serving students with disabilities.
A bipartisan deal awaiting action in the House and the Senate would rewrite the law to give states lots of leeway on accountability, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation, while keeping such “transparency” provisions as annual student testing.
The number of students without adequate Internet connections in school has been cut in half over the past two years, EducationSuperHighway study finds.
High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college.
News in Brief
- 'Dropout Factory' Schools Decline Across Nation
- Appeals Court Rejects Suit Over Sale of Student Data
- Connecticut School District Welcomes Syrian Refugees
- Top Safety Official Backs School Bus Seat Belts
- Texas Board Nixes Plan for Fact-Checking Texts
- N.M. Private School Students Denied Publicly Funded Texts
- California Virtual Educators Permitted to Unionize
- Houston Dismisses Proposal to Ban Pre-K-2 Suspensions
- Missouri District to Open Foster Home for Homeless
News in Brief
States get the chance to buy only parts of the consortium's common-core-aligned tests, instead of the whole system, and can pick their own vendor.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will invest some $34 million in cooperative initiatives designed to improve teacher-preparation programs' overall effectiveness.
Best of the Blogs
A recruiter for highly selective Gettysburg College scours schools for high-achieving low-income and minority prospects.
Pennsylvania school systems are feeling the crunch from months of fiscal impasse, even as state lawmakers and the governor redouble their push to finalize a resolution.
A new study focuses on progress under the Obama administration's signature education- redesign program, but touches only lightly on stumbles and controversies.
Only a little more than half of schools that got a third round of School Improvement Grants improved, finds a report issued Nov. 10.
Millions of dollars in public and private financing were unveiled at a daylong summit in Washington on "next-generation high schools."
A pending update of the federal education law stands to shift the bulk of school-turnaround and accountability work to state superintendents.
PAGE 20 - Commentary
When teaching African-American history in schools, the work of a historian from a century ago still resonates, writes Jeffrey Aaron Snyder.
A national commitment to adult education could transform the U.S. economy, writes high school teacher Scott Goldstein.
There is a passionate national debate about what many see as “overtesting” in the nation’s schools. Education Week Commentary asked education practitioners and leaders: How significant is this recent shift in dialogue around testing? And where do we go from here?
PAGE 28 - Commentary
Speaking as someone who left the teaching profession, education writer Scott Sterling offers suggestions for keeping educators engaged.
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