February 8, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 20
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A series of violent incidents in the city's schools—including contentious encounters involving police—has eroded trust and divided some students, teachers, and administrators, making the district's efforts to revamp school security challenging.
After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor talks about his observations of some promising approaches.
The sweeping order to halt residents from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States and an uncertain fate for undocumented DREAMers are stoking fears for immigrant students.
If confirmed as education secretary, Betsy DeVos would have far less executive firepower than some of her predecessors due in large part to ESSA’s restrictions on the secretary's role.
News in Brief
- New Orleans Headed Toward All-Charter Status
- N.J. High Court Rejects Funding Reformulation
- N.H. Council Delays Vote on Controversial State Chief
- Former Ed. Sec. John B. King Jr. to Head Education Trust
- Despite Gaming Revenues, Md. Districts Face Deficits
- Desegregation-Case Deal Reached After 50 Years
- Penalties May Await Schools If Flag Not Flown
- School Leadership Institute Launched in Texas
- Wyo. Bill Would Restrict Courts on Ed. Funding
- FBI Raids L.A. Offices of Charter Network
News in Brief
As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards, practicing scientists are also rethinking how they work with schools to advance understanding of their field.
A California program uses Japanese-style lesson study and other teaching techniques to help ELL pupils "talk through" number problems.
The U.S. Education Department says the states need more evidence to use the popular admissions test to measure high school achievement.
Although President Trump has made no official statements, some reports suggest the agencies could be scrapped.
Ajit Pai is a determined critic of recent decisions to increase funding for the E-rate program and of efforts to protect "net neutrality."
The school district is building its own police department from scratch, putting officers through specialized training on how to build positive relationships with students and work in school settings.
Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, a Denver federal appeals court judge, has written or joined in opinions involving school discipline, special education, school employee speech, and more.
As Congress and President Donald Trump seek to break years of fiscal gridlock, there are conflicting signals on the education impact of any big domestic spending cuts that may result.
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
President Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education is a major backer of a company claiming its neurofeedback technology can "fix" autism and ADHD.
The confirmation process for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos drilled deep into what a letter from some senators called her "complicated network of investment entities, assets, and trusts."
PAGE 24 - Commentary
In the current political climate, educator Daniel Osborn discusses how to balance diversity of student opinion with a respectful classroom.
The Trump administration and Congress can do better than Betsy DeVos for ed. secretary, writes Kevin Kumashiro.
PAGE 25 - Commentary
Meeting the education needs of Native students must involve Indian Country partnerships, writes Native Indian Education Association's Ahniwake Rose.
PAGE 26 - Commentary
A Canadian perspective on public education could be helpful to Betsy DeVos as she becomes ed. secretary, writes Beth Green of Cardus.
PAGE 32 - Commentary
If confirmed as ed. secretary, Betsy DeVos could gut the regulations that are choking charter schools, writes Jeanne Allen.
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