September 20, 2017
Vol. 37, Issue 05
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K-12 schools made up the majority of emergency shelters in Florida during Hurricane Irma, with school district officials often taking the lead on operations that provided refuge to tens of thousands of evacuees.
Long-simmering splits among state policymakers roiled the process of hammering out their mandated federal blueprints for how to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
As they use more-elaborate safety drills to prepare for a gunman on campus, schools face a profound challenge: how to prepare young students for the worst without stoking fear.
New findings suggest a link between sleep problems and ADHD. Will they intensify debates over school start times?
News in Brief
- Calif. District Opens Resource Center to Help Those Eligible for DACA
- Burlington, Vt., Teachers Strike Seeking Raises, More Planning Time
- Public School District Enrolls Students From Private School for Online Classes
- New York Lowers Cutoff Score on Teacher-Licensing Exam
- New Mexico Releases Latest Results Of Controversial Teacher-Review System
News in Brief
News in Brief
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
A 50-nation study finds that U.S. teachers spend more time teaching than those in other countries. And they make 60 cents for every $1 paid to workers with similar education levels.
School leaders and teachers in districts upended by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have relied on Twitter, Facebook, and learning platforms to get messages and academic lessons to families and students.
Ninety-four percent of school districts in the nation are meeting targets for web connectivity, three years after federal officials overhauled the E-Rate program.
Despite legislation in both chambers and a White House push for action, prospects remain unclear for legal protections for those brought to the United States illegally as minors.
Some states that turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans earlier this year didn't make many changes after getting feedback from the federal officials.
PAGE 26 - Commentary
The declining socioeconomic diversity in private schools challenges the goals of American education, write Richard J. Murnane and Sean F. Reardon.
PAGE 27 - Commentary
Teachers can be the first responders to immigrant students' isolation, write leaders from the nonprofit Re-imagining Migration.
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The return on investment for early ed. makes a powerful argument for expanding preschool programs, writes Arthur J. Reynolds.
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School choice policies can create a 'tremendous burden' for families, especially those families with the fewest resources, warns Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj.
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