December 14, 2016
Vol. 36, Issue 15
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Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news.
Betsy DeVos, the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education, is at the center of an extensive policy and political ecosystem aimed at boosting charters, virtual schools, education savings accounts, and vouchers.
A handful of states are reinvesting in their thinning ranks of school counselors to get more students on the college path.
Now that states are moving to take on new authority over K-12 policy under the Every Student Succeeds Act, skirmishes are breaking out in several states over who's in charge.
News in Brief
- High Court Sets Date to Hear Special Education Case
- Trump Suggests He's Open to Solutions for 'Dreamers'
- Annual Civil Rights Complaints to Ed. Dept. Double Since 2008
- Majority of English-Learners Born in U.S., Study Finds
- Settlements in LAUSD Case Top $200M to Abuse Victims
- Single-Sex Classes in Idaho Violate Title IX, Feds Say
- N.C. Teacher Suspended for Stepping on Flag in Class
- Simulator Will Allow States to Track Progress for ESSA
News in Brief
News in Brief
A deadly crash in Tennessee has sparked fresh calls for better bus safety, but no consensus on seat belts.
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.
Math results were mixed for American adolescents on two major global benchmarking tests released in recent weeks. These charts offer some highlights.
Students with disabilities will find it easier next year to request accommodations on the SAT, the PSAT, and other tests the College Board runs.
A growing number of 'teen science cafes' across the country offer a way for students to ask questions of real scientists in an out-of-school setting.
As state officials set agendas for K-12 under the Every Student Succeeds Act, new resources are being released to help them figure out how to elevate school leadership.
The policy areas include everything from funding for special education and disadvantaged students to college access, career and technical education, and student data privacy, not to mention ESSA regulations.
Education Week's second special report on RTI explores how the instructional framework has expanded into new forms and uses in schools across the country.
New federal regulations cover areas such as school ratings and quality indicators, dealing with "consistently underperforming" groups of students, testing opt-outs, and more.
This graphic provides a breakdown of school-age children and where they are enrolled. It also defines charter schools, vouchers, and more.
In this special Education Week Commentary package, past and current district superintendents, a principal, and two founders of trauma-informed programs reflect on proven strategies that are making a difference in the lives of children and adults.
PAGE 19 - Commentary
Proven strategies for managing stress help both students and adults within a school community, writes former superintendent Terry Grier.
PAGE 20 - Commentary
Effective systems of student-trauma support can be replicated from one district to another, writes Superintendent Tiffany Anderson.
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Wellness and self-care practices can equip students from underserved communities to handle the circumstances of poverty, writes Ali Smith.
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Creative expression in schools gives students an opportunity to work through deep emotional wounds, writes Heidi Durham.
In Darrington, Wash., a deadly natural disaster magnified the other traumatic circumstances in students' lives, writes Principal Tracy Franke.
PAGE 28 - Commentary
The brain's response to trauma and unpredictable stress has critical implications for student learning, explains researcher Bruce Perry.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the California Endowment, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the GE Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the HOPE Foundation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Panasonic Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and an anonymous funder. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations.
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