Jan. 22, 2014
Education Week, Vol. 33, Issue 18
Equity & Diversity Analysis Points to Growth in Per-Pupil Spending—and Disparities
Since the War on Poverty, the average gap in per-pupil spending between two states grew by 256 percent, an Education Week analysis finds.
Equity & Diversity Still Segregated After 50 Years: A Visit to Cincinnati's West End
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, schools serving children in Cincinnati's West End are still largely segregated by economics and race.
Markets K-12 Publishing, Ed-Tech Markets Seeing Sales Increases
An improving economy, schools' greater reliance on digital resources, and demand for common-core materials are creating new revenues, two recent reports suggest.
School Climate & Safety Calif. Transgender-Student Law Takes Effect, Amid Recall Push
A new law that requires schools to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity faces a recall effort.
Law & Courts Danger Posed by Student-Data Breaches Prompts Action
Privacy advocates say the increased collection, storage, and sharing of educational data entails real threats to children and families, and some high-profile incidents have led to new legislation, legal action, and formal complaints.
Reading & Literacy Fla. Pushes Longer Day, More Reading in Some Schools
Early results suggest the new state policy, which targets the 100 lowest-performing elementary schools in the Sunshine State, may be paying off.
Equity & Diversity 50 Years Later, War on Poverty Yields Mixed Success
While child poverty remains a stubborn enemy, the federal anti-poverty initiative launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson has led to health and IQ gains for disadvantaged students.
Law & Courts Desegregation Payments to End for Little Rock Schools
A federal judge has approved a settlement to allow Arkansas to phase out millions of dollars in school desegregation aid to three Little Rock-area districts.
School & District Management State of the States 2014: Virginia: Incoming Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Speech
In his first speech to the legislature, newly sworn-in Gov. Terry McAuliffe put assessment reform high on his list of priorities for K-12 education.
Federal Testing, Graduation Rates Top Accountability Factors
Graduation rates top the list of school accountability measures states have undertaken since passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, according to an analysis by the Education Commission of the States.
Federal Ed. Department Falling Short in ELL Support, Report Says
The Obama administration has not paid adequate attention to the needs of English-language learners, concludes a new report.