January 25, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 19
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President Donald Trump's ascendance could upend K-12 education in ways that are felt from the Education Department in Washington to urban schools that serve big numbers of immigrant students.
In 43 states and the District of Columbia, black students are arrested at school at disproportionately high levels, an Education Week Research Center analysis finds.
News in Brief
- Miss. AG Sues Google Inc. Over Student-Data Privacy
- California Mulls Curriculum to Teach About 'Fake News'
- Education Deans Send Message to Administration
- Detroit Teachers, District Agree on School Repairs
- Fla. High Court Tosses Voucher-Program Suit
- Justice Dept. Probe Cites Improper Force in Schools
- Miss. Waives Elections For New Superintendents
- 5th Grader Removed After Parents Petition
- Sexual-Assault Question Part of Math Homework
- Ed. Dept. Pulls Plug on Controversial ESSA Spending Proposal
News in Brief
The most recent federal data show an increase for the fourth year in a row in the number of special education students, driven by a rise in those with autism or "other health impairments."
A casualty of changing school-reform trends, the Coalition for Essential Schools will close its national office this month.
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.
School systems need help to find evidence of effectiveness for their intervention efforts, says a study of the federal i3 program.
Niya Kenny didn't expect a cellphone video she made of a classmate's violent arrest would also send her to jail and ignite fierce debate over police in schools.
Education Week explores how some states, school districts, universities, and alternative programs are ramping up efforts to groom principals trained in the mosaic of skills necessary to be successful at running schools.
The nominee for education secretary runs into a buzz saw of questions from skeptical Democrats on the Senate education committee on issues including special education and school choice.
Betsy DeVos, the president’s pick for education secretary, vowed to senators at her confirmation hearing that she would divest financial stakes in any education-related companies.
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
In his address to the nation, President Donald Trump decried "an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge."
PAGE 20 - Commentary
Professional accountability in education merits more attention, write Mathematica’s Brian Gill and Harvard Kennedy School’s Jennifer Lerner.
Former Delaware governor Jack Markell weighs in on how states should respond to the shifting federal education landscape.
PAGE 21 - Commentary
Rahm Emanuel's criticism of Betsy DeVos ignores the similarities of their agendas, writes Chicago Teachers' Union President Karen Lewis.
PAGE 28 - Commentary
The root of the U.S. job crisis is automation, and teaching technology is part of the solution, write Julie Flapan and Jane Margolis.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education.
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