March 16, 2016
Vol. 35, Issue 24
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Sparked by new flexibility promised in the Every Student Succeeds Act, states are bolting to overhaul accountability systems, even as the U.S. Department of Education weighs the ESSA regulatory process.
A Chicago study finds that when students who are "big fish" in their neighborhood schools move to higher-achieving ones, they may pay an academic price.
In St. Cloud, Minn., educators are grappling with language and cultural differences in the city's growing Somali community.
News in Brief
- Chicago District Sues Former Chief Byrd-Bennett
- Trial Urban NAEP Program Expands to More Districts
- Detroit Faces Prospect of Not Paying Workers
- Chicago Furlough Plan Leads to Teacher-Strike Threat
- In Turnaround, Judge Rules No Student Records to Be Released
- First Parent-Trigger School Leaves District Oversight
- ACLU Blasts District's Plan to Monitor Social Media
News in Brief
News in Brief
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
Amid scrutiny of the role of school resource officers in public schools, the Georgia school system plans to end its security contract with the Atlanta police department and form its own security team that is “aligned with its social-emotional learning approach,” the district has announced.
The new technology, which allows for the transmission of data free of a centralized authority, has drawn the curiosity of the ed-tech community.
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Proposals include a soft-drink tax in Philadelphia to help boost early education and a bipartisan push for expanded pre-K in Minnesota.
The Perkins Act was last reauthorized in 2006, said Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr., and action is overdue.
The federal Education Department is using an up-close-and-in-person process in crafting some rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act, including for assessments and "supplement-not-supplant" requirements.
PAGE 18 - Commentary
Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York state, defends the right of immigrant children to a quality education.
Disadvantaged students will experience the new SAT very differently from their more-advantaged peers, writes Garrett Neiman of test-prep nonprofit College Spring.
PAGE 19 - Commentary
Writer David Denby talks about how he wrote his new book to understand how today's students consume the written word.
- State Reading Bill Invests in Students
- Access 4 Learning Executive Defends Company's 'Successful' History
- Using Traditional School Methods to Assess Online Charters Is 'Apples to Oranges' Exercise
- Reimagining Middle School Years to Help Students Overcome Challenges
- South Korea’s 'Top Performance' Numbers Should Not Be Applauded
PAGE 24 - Commentary
Education is key to raising responsible citizens, writes Arnold Packer, a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor.
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