October 19, 2011
Education Week, Vol. 31, Issue 08
Federal Los Angeles District, Ed. Dept., Resolve Civil Rights Probe
The Los Angeles Unified School District agrees to changes involving English-learners and African-American students.
Curriculum Vegas Schools Hope iPad Program Will Boost Test Scores
Paper textbooks might soon go the way of the slide rule and typewriter as the Clark County School District launches a $790,050 iPad program, one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
Education Funding Teacher-Evaluation Rush May Jinx Other States' Efforts
A state law, which helped Tennessee win Race to the Top money, pushed schools to implement a system that had limited pilot-testing.
Law & Courts U.S. Requests Halt to Alabama's Law on Immigration
Advocacy groups say the law has already driven Hispanic students from public schools.
College & Workforce Readiness The Advantages of Alternative Certifications for Students
In a new era of online learning, education needs to create alternative means of certifying student knowledge, Allan Collins and Roy Pea write.
Accountability Can Kansas City's School District Save Itself? Yes, State Says
The state officials who recommended that the Kansas City, Mo., school district lose its accreditation decided they had no choice but to light that fire.
Federal FCC Announces Partnership to Bolster Digital Literacy
The head of the Federal Communications Commission announced a new public-private partnership, part of a flurry of FCC activity to increase broadband Internet access and adoption.
Accountability Commission Pulls Licenses in Atlanta Cheating Scandal
The Georgia Professional Standards Commission is imposing the first punishments in the nation's largest-ever school cheating scandal.