February 15, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 21
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A lack of trust in school can lead to poor outcomes, such as higher rates of discipline and less likelihood of college enrollment, new research finds.
An Education Week survey finds smaller shifts in testing this year as more states embrace the SAT and ACT and the number of states using PARCC or Smarter Balanced holds steady.
At a pivotal time for education policy, half the nation's state legislatures have at least one new education committee chairperson, and a quarter of schools chiefs are less than a year into the job.
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
News in Brief
- Impact on Universities Cited in 9th Circuit Travel-Ban Ruling
- Phishing Scammers Targeting Schools
- Texas Doesn't Keep Tabs on Improper Teacher Acts
- Health Groups Assure Trump That Vaccines Are Safe
- School Flood Damage Could Top $60 Million
- Adviser Asserts President Will Repeal Common Core
- More H.S. Students Support First Amendment Freedoms
- S.D. Rejects Transparency for Scholarship Fund
- District Chief Is Targeted for Comment About Trump
News in Brief
As a method of organizing efforts to help students who are struggling academically, response to intervention has seen widespread adoption.
Three years after the demise of the education data company, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong, and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.
Education Week's latest annual state survey reveals subtle shifts this year in the national testing landscape.
Following a policy reversal by the FCC, nine companies will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that offers subsidized internet access to low-income Americans.
The new U.S. secretary of education strikes a conciliatory tone in taking the reins of the agency, but detractors remain wary, with policy details yet to emerge.
The push by Republicans to overturn Obama-era accountability rules could have broad consequences for how the law works in states and is dividing the education community.
Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
PAGE 18 - Commentary
The Every Student Succeeds Act offers states and districts an opportunity to improve cultural competency, writes Irma Zardoya.
PAGE 19 - Commentary
Teachers should be aware how transgender students can feel unsafe, even in the classroom, writes researcher Jacob Berglin.
PAGE 24 - Commentary
When it comes to the wrenching matter of student suicide, two psychologists explain how school leaders can support their communities.
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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