July 20, 2016
Vol. 35, Issue 36
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touts the move as a fresh start for the city's beleaguered schools, but doubts remain amid ongoing enrollment loss, dilapidated buildings, and low achievement.
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college.
In order to accept vouchers for private schools, parents of students with disabilities generally must waive their children's individual rights to services under the federal special education law.
News in Brief
- Majority of States Need Help With Spec. Ed. Rules
- Kansas Governor Signs K-12 Funding Patch
- Union Clashes With Police Leave 8 Dead in Mexico
- Phila. Enacts Beverage Tax to Pay for Prekindergarten
- Desegregation Program to End in St. Louis Area
- N.J. Governor Wants to Send Less Money to Poor Districts
- Publishers Get Poor Marks on Common-Core Math Texts
- La. to Require the Teaching of Cursive Through Grade 12
News in Brief
The common-core standards call for students to write more and in more complex modes, but literacy experts say that's not happening in many classrooms.
Virginia B. Edwards, the editor of Education Week and president of its nonprofit parent corporation, is stepping down later this month.
In the wake of a spate of police-related shootings, educators grapple with how to help students—and one another—process the grief and address bigger issues of race and law enforcement.
One of the most influential and hotly debated education studies in American history turns 50 this weekend. See what's changed on five key education issues in the decades since James S. Coleman published his landmark report.
The landmark 1966 report "Equality of Educational Opportunity" was a mammoth undertaking, and it dramatically changed the debate on how schools, families and communities affect student learning. Here, co-author and Johns Hopkins University researcher James McPartland talks about some key findings that are still important today.
Best of the Blogs
The last living co-author of the Coleman study on educational opportunity discusses the legacy of the famous report.
A deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a range of indicators persists in public schools, according to new federal data.
Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments.
Aspiring college students can apply for federal financial aid three months earlier this year, but colleges won't necessarily follow suit with speedy aid decisions—at least in this first year.
Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term.
Buzz builds around a pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act that aims to jump-start the next generation of assessments.
Our interactive graphic lets you see what Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have said and done on topics from academic standards to the U.S. Department of Education.
The U.S. Department of Education's top official discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, equity, and other education issues.
PAGE 28 - Commentary
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on race-conscious admissions provides important guidance on how districts can further diversify their schools, write Erica Frankenberg and Liliana M. Garces.
The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain.
PAGE 29 - Commentary
An 8th grade history teacher discusses what his students understand about today's rancorous political climate and what adults would do well to remember.
PAGE 36 - Commentary
The reasoning behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union may sound familiar to those in American public education, writes Adam Kirk Edgerton.
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