Education Week

Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:39 pm
The U.S. secretary of education is finding little traction on school choice, key personnel, or in using her megaphone to broaden the administration's K-12 audience.
Author: Alyson Klein
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:08 pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner issued the summons for lawmakers to return to the Capitol beginning Wednesday after he held a news conference in Chicago to accuse Democrats who control the General Assembly of holding school children "hostage" to their political agenda
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:28 pm
Cutting funding for out-of-school STEM enrichment programs will put some students further behind, writes funding expert Ron Ottinger of STEM Next.
Author: Ron Ottinger
Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:10 pm
School districts in Rhode Island can now make up lost time on snow days by assigning students school work at home.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 24, 2017, 9:00 pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:58 pm
A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:55 pm
Posted: July 24, 2017, 2:51 am
States that pay the costs of the SAT and ACT exams for all students can boost four-year college enrollment among low-income students, new research suggests.
Author: Stephen Sawchuk
Posted: July 21, 2017, 7:58 pm
Catherine Lhamon, the civil rights chief in Obama's Education Department, says she's worried about how the Trump administration approaches investigations and enforcement in some areas.
Author: Evie Blad
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:14 pm
A draft proposal targets requirements in the federal K-12 law dealing with disadvantaged and historically underperforming students and already has drawn fierce pushback from civil rights advocates.
Author: Daarel Burnette II
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:53 pm
Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:43 pm
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
Author: Jon Hebert
Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:17 pm
More girls than ever took an AP computer-science exam this year, Seattle nonprofit Code.org announced, calling the results "incredible."
Author: Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times
Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:57 pm
Customizing instruction for every student can generate modest gains in math and reading scores, but it can create major implementation challenges for schools.
Author: Benjamin Herold
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
A new study suggests long-term use of sign language may hold back the speech and reading skills of children who use cochlear implants to create a sense of sound.
Author: Christina Samuels
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
Republican and Democratic members differed sharply over the impact of the GOP-sponsored bill, which would provide $66 billion to the department, a $2.4 billion cut for fiscal 2018.
Author: Andrew Ujifusa
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
Educators and researchers are working together to shape the next phase of research around social-emotional learning and student engagement.
Author: Evie Blad
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
Educators are watching a few key topics closely as Congress wrestles with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Author: Alyson Klein
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
Checker E. Finn Jr.'s recent Commentary questioning the validity of social-emotional learning sparked an outpouring of responses from readers. Here’s what they had to say.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:56 pm
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
Author: Karin Chenoweth
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:55 pm
School districts suing for more funding say the state needs to add nearly $900 million over two years for funding to be adequate.
Author: Jonathan Shorman, Wichita Eagle (Kan.)
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:39 pm
The education secretary will speak on Thursday in Denver to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a polarizing conservative group that drafts model legislation for state lawmakers on issues including private school choice.
Author: Arianna Prothero
Posted: July 18, 2017, 8:12 pm
Members of Colorado's largest teachers' union plan to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos when she visits Denver, reportedly to address the American Legislative Exchange Council at its annual meeting.
Author: Debbie Kelley, The Gazette (Colo.)
Posted: July 18, 2017, 1:57 pm
A scoring change to a widely used English-proficiency test has led to thousands of students being retained in classes for ELLs.
Author: Corey Mitchell
Posted: July 17, 2017, 7:56 pm
New assessments and a school accountability system in Oklahoma has led to the omission of a U.S. history state test in the upcoming school year and high school juniors taking a new science test.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 17, 2017, 7:48 pm
The first round of federal feedback has some warning that federal officials are being too prescriptive in weighing how the states intend to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.
Author: Andrew Ujifusa
Posted: July 17, 2017, 6:11 pm
Before shortening the school week to save money, districts should carefully weigh the costs, researcher Paul Hill cautions.
Author: Paul Hill
Posted: July 14, 2017, 9:39 pm
The fiscal standoffs that led to brief government shutdowns in a handful of states aren't the last act for policymakers still wrestling with funding issues, including over K-12 aid.
Author: Daarel Burnette II
Posted: July 14, 2017, 8:10 pm
The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here’s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
Author: Megan Coval
Posted: July 12, 2017, 8:44 pm
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