October 9, 2013
Education Week, Vol. 33, Issue 07
School & District Management K12 Inc. Learning Hard Management, Financial Lessons
The largest for-profit provider of precollegiate online learning and one of the few publicly traded companies in the K-12 marketplace saw its stock value take a nose dive.
Equity & Diversity Ore. Elementary Charters Found Lacking in Diversity
The six least-diverse Oregon elementary schools all are charter schools, according to a new state education department analysis.
School Climate & Safety Regulators Find Deficiencies at Conn. Child-Care Centers
Connecticut child-care facilities had a noncompliance rate greater than 10 percent on seven of 13 state requirements, state regulators found.
Assessment Few Disciplined in Probe of Pa. Test Irregularities
More than a year after then-state education Secretary Ron Tomalis vowed to filed "well over 100" complaints against Pennsylvania educators, only five have been disciplined for allegedly cheating on state tests.
Education Funding Colorado School-Spending Overhaul Hinges on Tax Vote
A proposed change to Colorado's constitution may test the public's appetite for a retooled school funding formula in an uncertain economic climate.
Equity & Diversity Poor Children Are Now a Majority in 17 States' Public Schools
The Southern Education Foundation says that nearly half of all schoolchildren now live in poverty, and it's especially pervasive in the South and the West.
Teaching Profession D.C. Teachers Improved After Overhaul of Evaluations, Pay
The closely-watched system for evaluating teachers and providing bonus pay in the District of Columbia appears to be motivating weak and strong educators alike to higher performance.