January 17, 2018

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The largest cheating scandal in U.S. history has cast a long shadow, as educators continue to fight to clear their names and the district attempts to give extra support to some of the students who were impacted.
Undocumented students and teachers shielded by DACA remain in limbo as Congress has not yet resolved their legal status since President Trump declared an end to protections that allow them to work legally.
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News in Brief
The federal office of special education programs said the state failed to ensure that students were properly evaluated for special education, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.
Eighty-six percent of teachers say they've experienced changes on the job in the past two years, finds a new survey from the Education Week Research Center. For many of them, it's "too much."
Educators and researchers see strong links between classroom work that students find meaningful and their levels of engagement and motivation.
K-12 leaders are trying to prepare for a post-"net neutrality" world by reviewing their contracts with internet service providers to protect the flow of internet content.
Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall with patches of high achievement, along with perennial struggles to improve on the part of states mired at the bottom. This is the first of three data-driven Quality Counts packages this year exploring distinct aspects of the performance of America’s public schools.
Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
Here's some highlights of President Donald Trump's impact on education in his first year in office—and a look at what his five predecessors did over that time.
Two years after the Every Student Succeeds Act passed, few seem eager to let districts give a nationally recognized college entrance exam in place of the state assessment for high school accountability.
School finance and policy changes driven by the Every Student Succeeds Act are on the horizon as all but three state legislatures go into full swing this month.
Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
In our hyperpolarized political environment, education scholars should wade into public debates wisely, cautions Patrick J. Wolf.
Pedro A. Noguera shares the guidelines he uses to decide when he should participate in heated education debates.
Young academics interested in becoming public scholars should proceed with caution, writes Seton Hall University’s Robert Kelchen.
Scholars shouldn't opt out of public-policy debates for which they have a deep well of knowledge, writes Diana Hess.
Letters
For education scholars, when does public engagement cross the line into rote partisanship? Rick Hess proposes six steps to make the call.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from 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 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 10/20/2017)

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