June 21, 2017

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AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
The president signed an executive order aimed at expanding federal apprenticeship programs and allowing the use of federal aid to finance them.
ELL students are underenrolled in gifted classes, finds an Education Week analysis. But some schools are trying to buck the trend.
Some teachers are using the debates over the removal of statues of Confederate heroes to bring alive lessons about post-Civil War history.
In some states, fewer than 10 percent of students are learning languages other than English, painting a grim picture of foreign language education in U.S. public schools.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
News in Brief
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
Scott Montgomery will take on the newly established position of editor-in-chief and chief content officer at Education Week and its nonprofit parent corporation, Editorial Projects in Education.
Educators say students need to feel welcome at school to be successful, but some say they struggle to address barriers to belonging.
Dena Simmons, the director of education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, says teachers can create environments in which all students can thrive.
States are putting a heavy emphasis on the role of districts in turning around their low-performing schools as they submit blueprints for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
Political prospects look dreary for the Trump administration’s plan to slash the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by 9.2 percent if the tone of recent hearings is any measure.
Some early feedback offer clues about how strict or flexible the U.S. Department of Education will be in interpreting parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act as it decides whether to approve state blueprints.
It looks like the long-running and contentious legal fights over school financing in Kansas and in Washington state are coming to a head.
The "faux psychology" behind the self-esteem movement has been rebranded as social-emotional learning, insists Chester E. Finn Jr.
Special education accommodations and other supports for students in summer school are an overlooked necessity, writes teacher Adam Feinberg.
Students need to learn to question and transform technology’s role in society, write Florence R. Sullivan and Jill Denner.
Letters
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
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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