June 6, 2018
Vol. 37, Issue 34
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School support staff members, including paraprofessionals, can go unpaid when schools are closed—meaning they had more at risk during statewide walkouts than full-time teachers.
One in five school officers say their school is not prepared to handle an active-shooter situation, according to a nationally representative survey of school resource officers conducted by the Education Week Research Center.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Five years after the Next Generation Science Standards were rolled out, curricular options for teaching them have been slow to materialize.
Students and teachers alike line up for autographs and selfies with 26-year-old Darnell Boursiquot, a wildly popular tutor for the online learning platform Algebra Nation.
A pair of after-school programs in Portland offer high school students a glimpse of what it's like to work in building design and construction.
There was little said at a Maryland school visit about controversial topics the school safety commission is likely to tackle, including whether teachers should be armed.
Three advocacy organizations say that the Education Department's office for civil rights can't simply ignore the complaints of those who have filed serial complaints and must investigate first.
School resource officers began increasing after the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School, but little is known about this specialized law enforcement profession. The Education Week Research Center surveyed SROs to provide insights into their training and roles.
Education Week puts the nation's K-12 finance performance under the microscope in this second installment of Quality Counts 2018, looking at how much gets spent state by state, and how fairly it's divvied up.
This special Quality Counts report on school finance digs into how much the nation and the states spend on K-12 and how equitably that public education money is distributed.
Education Week's latest analysis points to a funding hole as education competes with other state spending priorities and political obstacles.
Here's a quick and easy guide to the grading scale and each of the indicators that go into making up the 50-state grades for school finance.
School finance experts and civil rights advocates increasingly focus on how school aid is distributed under state funding formulas, not simply on funding levels.
Regional economics, tax-averse voters, and other factors complicate the picture for policymakers aiming resources at K-12.
Two recent federal court rulings add to the growing body of decisions finding legal protections for transgender students in federal antidiscrimination law.
The $1.1 billion Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants, better known as Title IV, can be used for everything from school safety training and suicide prevention to drama clubs and science programs.
PAGE 28 - Commentary
Without a common vocabulary for naming what we want of education, many people default to prioritizing test scores, notes Helen F. Ladd.
PAGE 29 - Commentary
When it comes to stagnant math and reading scores, we can’t afford to put our heads in the sand, writes Eric A. Hanushek.
PAGE 32 - Commentary
We have an obligation to test educational technology before widespread adoption, write Britt Neuhaus, Philip Oreopoulos, and Thomas J. Kane.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates 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 04/12/2018)
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