October 11, 2017
Vol. 37, Issue 08
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States heeded cautions from advocates and researchers that measures of students' social-emotional skills for school accountability would be unreliable and unusable.
A spat over first lady Melania Trump’s donation of Dr. Seuss books to schools points up the existence of culturally insensitive images in many well-loved children’s classics.
Controversy and protests surrounding U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos often threaten to drown out the policy message she’s trying to deliver.
Schools are looking for ways they can use the kindergarten entry tools to tailor classroom practices with children's academic, social, and physical development needs in mind.
News in Brief
- Appeals Court Strikes Down Rules for Speakers at Board Meetings
- First Online Charter School in Indiana to Close After Years of Failing Grades
- Seizures of Weapons in N.Y.C. Schools Increase by Nearly Half, Police Say
- Lawmakers Relax Requirements For Teaching in Illinois Schools
- Lion's Share of Ohio Districts Rank No Teachers as 'Ineffective'
News in Brief
News in Brief
Educators in Florida and Texas still face a heavy lift as students and staff return to schools in communities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Recent incidents represent a convergence of issues that are increasingly bedeviling K-12 systems: inappropriate social media use and cybersecurity threats.
The ruling striking down the state's school aid formula reignites years of fighting over how to assure an 'adequate' and 'equitable' public education.
The recent unexpected deal between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump on the federal debt ceiling raises the tantalizing question of what education policy areas might offer common ground.
Congress let the popular Children's Health Insurance Program and a home-visiting program expire at the end of the fiscal year and faces bipartisan pressure to fund them.
PAGE 14 - Commentary
Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske.
School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak.
PAGE 15 - Commentary
Strengthening our democracy requires students understand some basic facts about government, including how it works, argue two civics-education advocates.
PAGE 20 - Commentary
Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
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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