May 17, 2017

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Eye-popping parachute packages are still relatively uncommon in the world of K-12, but some recent cases show that school boards will pay hefty sums to get rid of superintendents.
North Dakota principals, district officials, and others who will do the heavy lifting get first-hand briefings on the new K-12 law from those who prepared their state's plan.
Schools like the Marine Academy of Science and Technology worry that their enrollments are becoming less diverse as their academics become more rigorous.
An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14.
The four major technology companies are selling into K-12 districts at a time when schools’ demands for easy-to-use tools and platforms, and “personalization,” are on the rise.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Districts in the state's coal country are pushing for a $50 million complex where students master high-tech skills that would lure them back home for jobs after college.
Learning to work in groups in the classroom doesn't come naturally, research shows. Teachers have to lay the groundwork.
Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool.
Researchers are developing scales to help teachers understand when young children’s math anxieties are getting in the way of learning.
Proposed legislation to overhaul the nation's law governing career-and-technical education seeks to give states more discretion over spending, which programs to focus on, and other issues.
Those who lobby on behalf of public school educators, civil rights issues, and education funding say they're fighting what feels like a multifront war.
Political uncertainty in the federal policy arena hung heavy over the recent ASU/GSV Summit, an annual event that draws thousands of educational technology executives, developers, and investors.
Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers.
Dressing up school choice in the language of civil rights doesn't make it any more just, argues Dave Powell.
Letters
A federal budget that guts Title II funding for teacher professional development is a bad idea, argues former school superintendent Deborah S. Delisle.
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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