April 19, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 28
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An Education Week analysis of three neighboring Wis. districts shows how private dollars help shape differences in public schools.
Middle-class parents are more adept than low-income families at navigating the social networks that link their children to school opportunities.
Impact Academy at Orchard Lake is among a growing number of public schools where teachers have a say in what goes on, from the learning approach to staffing and scheduling.
States and districts gird for the federal K-12 law’s new mandate for school-by-school spending data that can prove both complex and elusive.
News in Brief
- N.Y. Becomes First State to Offer Free Tuition to Four-Year Colleges
- New Federal Law Could Affect Students' Internet Privacy
- Connecticut, New Mexico Relax Use of Test Scores in Teacher Reviews
- U.S. Court Rules Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation in Workplace
- Evers Wins Re-Election as Wisconsin Schools Chief
- Transgender Supporters Survive Ballot-Box Challenge in Illinois
News in Brief
While discussing college and careers can motivate students, a successful plan would need heavy supports to help students reach their post-graduation goals, experts said.
The subject's profile is rising in elementary schools, thanks to the common core and growing demand for statisticians.
The man who shot two students and his estranged wife in a special education classroom entered a San Bernardino, Calif., elementary school with approval from office staff, officials said.
RAND researchers argue that it's important to raise awareness about the role that algorithms play in K-12 and other fields such as criminal justice and banking.
Despite the recent scaling up of the open educational resources movement, the report also found a shift in district officials' preferences for proprietary digital resources.
A wide range of approaches to school ratings, academic indicators, and long-range goals come through in the accountability plans 12 states and the District of Columbia have submitted for federal approval.
A dispute not directly related to education has the potential to weaken or eliminate one of the last legal barriers to vouchers for use at private religious schools.
The broadening of the state's education savings account program has some backers already looking to widen it further, even as teachers and some school groups decry the recent expansion.
A slate of personnel picks at the U.S. Department of Education includes some who have been working there since earlier in the Trump administration and require no Senate confirmation.
Here's a breakdown of what 16 states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set achievement goals and take other action in the area of school accountability.
PAGE 22 - Commentary
The first step in achieving educational equity for homeless students is to make them more visible, argues researcher Earl J. Edwards.
Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg.
PAGE 23 - Commentary
Proposed Trump budget cuts would be devastating for low-income students and magnify summer learning loss, says Margaret McKenna.
PAGE 28 - Commentary
The number of black students attending HBCUs is declining and that is a troubling statistic, writes Walter Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University.
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. (Updated 1/1/2017)
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