March 9, 2011
Education Week, Vol. 30, Issue 23
Student Well-Being State-by-State Battle on Bargaining Rights Continuing to Unfold
As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial proposal to require teachers to pay more for benefits and curb their collective bargaining rights remained mired in a political deadlock last week, an Ohio plan with some of the same goals was rolling forward, despite objections from educators.
School & District Management New Coalition Is Launched to Speed Tech. Innovation
A new nonprofit that will convene technology experts from across business, nonprofit, government, and education sectors will begin its big-picture problem solving in the educational arena.
Education Funding Living by the Golden Rule for Our Nation's Schools
Every child deserves opportunities to flourish, and government spending should reflect that, David L. Kirp says.
Data USDA Bars Lunch-Data Use In Student-Assignment Plan
The USDA warned subsidized-lunch data are confidential and cannot be used to determine which schools students attend.
School & District Management Seattle Ousts Superintendent After Program Audit by State
The Seattle school board voted last week to dismiss Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson after a state audit found improper activity in the district's small-business-contracting program.
Classroom Technology Look-Alike Virtual Tutors Found to Enhance Learning
A study of online learning has found that creating virtual tutors and trainers that resemble the student taking the course, and communicate in similar ways, may help increase engagement and performance.
School Climate & Safety High Court Hears Case on Police Interviews at School
The dispute involves the rights of children when interacting with police and other investigators in a school context.