Education Week

Some charter supporters who see damage from proposed cuts in other areas, while private school choice supporters worry about an ascendant federal role in pushing school choice, which they see as the states' business.
Author: Arianna Prothero
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:28 pm
The president's spending plan for the Education Department aims to advance school choice on a number of fronts, while making deep cuts in other areas.
Author: Andrew Ujifusa
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:24 pm
Spurred by changes in federal law, states are ramping up and revising English-proficiency testing for students who don't yet communicate fluently in English.
Author: Corey Mitchell
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
A survey added to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery aims to match test-takers to jobs based on interest, rather than personality.
Author: Sarah Sparks
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
Sales are growing for products that help teachers figure out whether students are "getting it" in class—and how educators should change instruction accordingly.
Author: Michele Molnar
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
The SAT’s long dominance in college admission testing has slipped, but it’s still a horse race, according to experts.
Author: Caralee Adams
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
Some experts and educators argue that better assessments are needed to determine whether students have the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace.
Author: Sarah Sparks
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
A handful of the 18 states that have adopted the Next-Generation Science Standards are using assessments meant to reflect the standards' deeper, more inquiry-based approach to science.
Author: Liana Loewus
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
School districts and researchers are searching for ways to help students cope with test anxiety and other schooling stresses.
Author: Sarah Sparks
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
An experimental network of Virginia schools is letting students devise projects to demonstrate what they've learned.
Author: Madeline Will
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
A range of forces—including common standards, a new federal education law, and digital innovation—are bringing change to the field of student testing.
Author: Debra Viadero
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:30 pm
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:51 pm
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:51 pm
Schools facing reports of student-on-student sexual assault long have been warned by the courts about potential monetary liabilities. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has offered schools guidance on how to prevent and respond to such attacks.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:50 pm
The Associated Press reviewed verdicts and settlements across the country in lawsuits brought against schools over student-on-student sexual abuse.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:50 pm
A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed—sexual aggression among classmates.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:50 pm
The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they lose a lawsuit and high legal hurdles to prove misconduct.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:50 pm
The state House approved legislation 91-43 requiring new school buses, 2018 models and newer, to have safety belts.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:42 pm
School choice proponents and backers of traditional public schools are talking past each other, writes Robert Maranto.
Author: Robert Maranto
Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:29 pm
Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million children for kindergarten, so why is there talk of defunding the bipartisan-supported program? asks Mark K. Shriver.
Author: Mark K. Shriver
Posted: May 18, 2017, 12:39 pm
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