September 13, 2017
Vol. 37, Issue 04
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With the Trump administration's order to rescind Obama-era protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, students and educators directly affected say they will mount a fight to win permanent legal status.
The New Jersey and Virginia contests may offer some clues to how education issues may factor into 2018's busy election year, when 36 governors' seats are up for grabs.
Houston education officials estimate it will cost $700 million to repair and replace schools damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
A Consumer Reports-style review dissects six major textbook series used in America's high schools. Read how they fared.
News in Brief
- DeVos Actions on Title IX, Sex Assaults Could Affect K-12 Schools
- Ariz. Petitioners Get Go-Ahead to Take Universal Voucher Issue to Voters
- New York City Students Begin Getting Their Lunches for Free
- Commission Issues Final Report on Nation's Data Collection
- Idaho Pays $3.5 Million to Settle FCC School Broadband Claims
News in Brief
- New York Charter Authorizer Proposes In-House Teacher Certification
- New Jersey Set to Return Control of Public Schools to Newark
- Chance the Rapper to Honor Educators With Annual Awards Show
- Colorado Beefs Up Programs and Staff to Prevent Student Marijuana Use
- People Putting Less Faith In Four-Year Degrees, Poll Finds
News in Brief
This year's gains were especially notable for Hispanic students, whose college-readiness scores rose even as they took the exam in greater numbers.
Researchers consulted 61 education and technology experts to forecast the five-year impact of emerging technologies in K-12 schools.
Long-running research on Hurricane Katrina and the Joplin, Mo., tornado suggest that Texas schools will be dealing with Harvey's aftereffects for years.
A Justice Department lawsuit alleging that students were sent to segregated and inferior programs is on hold while an appeals court weighs whether the government can file such cases.
After-school programs and money to hire and train teachers win a reprieve in a bill moving through the Senate, but voucher and public school choice proposals aren’t so lucky.
PAGE 15 - Commentary
As anxiety diagnoses soar among students, do teaching methods need an upgrade? wonders one veteran high school teacher.
PAGE 16 - Commentary
Tearing down traces of our white supremacist past won't solve our problems, writes the Slave Dwelling Project's founder.
PAGE 17 - Commentary
The rise of automation endangers future job prospects—and makes the work of educators that much harder, writes one teacher.
PAGE 20 - Commentary
Students need to learn how to hash out an argument rather than pick a side, argues author Alfie Kohn.
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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