September 7, 2016
Vol. 36, Issue 03
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Voters in Maine, Oregon, and other states are being asked to approve ballot measures that would use tax increases to increase the amount of money school districts receive each year.
Young classmates of pupils with emotional and behavioral disabilities were found to have more absences, lower math and reading scores, and more disruptive behaviors.
Students in dual-enrollment programs are often told they will be able to transfer the credits they earn to college, but it doesn't happen.
Cycling the new students through all the kindergarten classes lets teachers get to know them better before permanent class assignments are made.
News in Brief
- New Fraud, Theft Found in Detroit's Schools
- Pediatrics Group Urges Harder Stance on Vaccines
- Test Can't Be Used to Hold Students Back, Court Rules
- New Orleans School Board Approves Plan to Reunify System
- Alabama Educators Protest State Chief Appointment
- Indiana Chief's Office Backed App Deal Without Bidding
- Pa. District Appeals Ruling on Refugee Placement
- Children Attend Classes at New Sandy Hook School
- S.C. Settles Dispute on Aid for Special Ed. Services
News in Brief
With policymakers across the country increasingly worried about teacher shortages, one after another, state licensing authorities have been loosening certification rules.
The curriculum review group EdReports.org last week released its first round of ratings for grades 3-8 English/language arts materials—and results were mixed.
Final performance standards are aimed at raising professional-development requirements and educational standards for the federal preschool program, while cutting the red tape.
In an exclusive interview, the organization’s leader talks about the threats and addresses criticisms that the national group is making alarmist claims.
Rob Goad, on leave from the office of Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., has been working as a Trump policy adviser in New York City.
The draft rules appear to give districts and states added flexibility in ensuring federal funds for low-income students don't replace state and local dollars.
State officials insist the roster of low-performing schools is not a closure list, but an accountability measure required by law, though those reassurances may face skepticism.
PAGE 18 - Commentary
Tailored student-centered approaches can improve student achievement and attainment, writes Nellie Mae Education Foundation president Nicholas C. Donohue.
Under ESSA, educators and policymakers have an opportunity to better identify and support homeless students, writes Barbara Duffield.
PAGE 19 - Commentary
Expanded access to education across the globe will boost U.S. national and economic security, writes Rep. Nita Lowey.
PAGE 24 - Commentary
When addressing bullying in schools, punitive discipline can itself be a type of bullying, argues author Alfie Kohn.
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