August 8, 2012
Education Week, Vol. 31, Issue 37
Families & the Community 'Parent-Trigger' Tactic to Get Hollywood Treatment
'Won’t Back Down,' due out next month, takes a fictional look at a controversial parent-driven school overhaul tactic.
Curriculum Message of 'Publishers' Criteria' for Math Standards: Focus
The document by the lead writers of the common core is being welcomed by the education community, with noted shortcomings.
Education The Mechanics of the Brain
An unprecedented research project in one Virginia community, the Roanoke Brain Study, uses a variety of games to explore how interactions and other factors shape our brains and decisions. Check out this interactive to see what insights researchers can learn from these four behavioral games and how they are played.
Recruitment & Retention Principals Criticized on Teacher-Retention Decisions
Teacher-training group TNTP suggests school leaders take more-strategic approaches to keeping 'irreplaceables'.
Education Funding Advocates Raise Concerns on Looming 'Sequester' Cuts
Education and other programs face automatic, across-the-board cuts unless Congress comes up with another plan for the nation's long-term fiscal health.
School & District Management Researchers Embark on Long-Term Study of Brain Development
A massive new brain study seeks to explore how interactions and other factors shape our brains and the decisions we make.