January 16, 2013
Education Week, Vol. 32, Issue 17
Families & the Community Harvard, SurveyMonkey Offer Tool to Weigh Parent Engagement
Districts and parent-teacher groups can use an online survey to measure the quality of parent-school relationships.
Federal Social Workers Can Access Foster Children's Records
A bill passed by Congress will allow child-welfare agencies to have direct access to the school records of children under their care.
School & District Management Crush of Education Laws Awaits Renewal in Congress
From the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to higher education and early child-care grants, a long list of policy legislation is overdue for reauthorization, or soon will be.
School Climate & Safety Fla. Data Link Suspension to Lower Graduation Rates
But the study warns that curbing out-of-school suspensions alone is also not the answer.
Equity & Diversity Anti-Poverty Program Found to Yield Few Academic Gains
Moving out of a poor neighborhood by itself doesn't boost children's achievement, says new research.
Standards Districts Look to E-Rate Program to Help With Common Core Tech Costs
Many school districts are likely to need to add more bandwidth, and improve their overall technology capacity, in anticipation of giving new common assessments online, experts say.
Executive Skills & Strategy Flood of Investment, Products Stirs Fears of Education 'Tech Bubble'
Analysts and business officials wonder if the education technology market faces the risk of a crash, similar to what occurred during the dot-com bust in the 1990s.
Federal Three Districts Test Model Common-Core Unit for ELLs
Experts are piloting lessons intended to show educators what common-core instruction might look like with students learning English.