March 18, 2015
Education Week, Vol. 34, Issue 24
Education Legislation Generator: Name the Country's Top Education Law
As Congress works to reauthorize the nation's main K-12 law, it also needs to come up with a new name for No Child Left Behind. In this game, browse some suggestions that probably won't make the final cut.
Every Student Succeeds Act Efforts to Overhaul NCLB Law Inch Ahead in Congress
Negotiations on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act continue among key senators, despite a recent setback in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Law & Courts Supreme Court Mulls Teachers' Duty in Reporting Abuse
Arguments in an Ohio case revolved around whether the requirement that teachers report child abuse turns them into agents of law enforcement.
Data New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Safety of Student Data
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
Executive Skills & Strategy 'Education Innovation Clusters' Aim to Improve Schools
The regional partnerships among school districts, research organizations, private companies, and other groups are emerging around the world to address educational challenges.
Teacher Preparation Teacher Education Group Airs Criticism of New Accreditor
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
Student Well-Being Districts Work With Families to Curb Pre-K Absenteeism
Amid a national push to expand early education, officials in a number of cities work to combat chronic nonattendance among preschoolers, seen as a warning sign of issues in the later grades.
Families & the Community Parents Used 'Trigger' Law to Leverage School Changes
At one California school, the threat of parental options under the law allowed them to negotiate a formal agreement with school officials on key issues.
Families & the Community After Divisive Start, Use of 'Parent Trigger' Law Matures
Advocates aim to broaden the influence of California's contentious statute, which gives parents a tool to push major changes at low-performing schools.
Education Funding Districts Ramp Up Efforts to Link Spending, Academic Priorities
A still-nascent effort is under way to shift school district budgeting to a multi-year, collaborative process that has finance and academic officials working in tandem.
Every Student Succeeds Act Rebranding No Child Left Behind Act a Tough Marketing Call
Any rewrite of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act will need a new name that captures both its policy essence and the public's attention.
School & District Management Obituary Obituaries
Beverly Hall, the former Atlanta superintendent who was nationally lauded for boosting the district’s academic performance—an illusion that was later shattered with the discovery that some of those gains were the results of widespread cheating—has died. She was 68.
Tommy Chang, an instructional superintendent in the Los Angeles district, has been tapped as the superintendent of the Boston schools, capping off a nearly two-year search for a new schools chief. He assumes his new post July 1. In Los Angeles, Mr. Chang runs the Intensive Support and Innovation Center, where he ove...
Equity & Diversity High Schools Cancel Games, Citing 'Redskins' Mascot
Two high schools in the Buffalo, N.Y., area have canceled upcoming lacrosse games because their opponents use the "Redskins" nickname.
School Climate & Safety School Uniforms Could Earn Fla. Districts More Money
Florida districts could earn money if they make elementary and middle school students wear uniforms.
Equity & Diversity Desegregation-Case Accord Reached in Connecticut
A new settlement in the long-running school desegregation case in Hartford, Conn., will result in 1,000 more magnet school seats for the city's students, new and renovated schools, and the relocation of three existing magnet schools.