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The Every Student Succeeds Act: Explained - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states would get significant leeway in a wide range of areas, with the U.S. Department of Education seeing its hands-on role in accountability scaled back considerably. Here are key highlights.
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Teachers and Technology Use in the Classroom: Exclusive Survey Results - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Based on exclusive results from an original national survey, this Education Week Research Center report examines the technology perceptions and practices of two particular groups of teachers: those with the most confidence in educational technology, and those with the least.
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Longtime Leader in Education Journalism Passes the Baton - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Virginia B. Edwards, the editor of Education Week and president of its nonprofit parent corporation, is stepping down later this month.
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Digital Device Choices Could Impact Common-Core Test Results, Studies Finding - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments.
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Digital Education - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Of the thousands of Montana students who turned to a state-run virtual program to make up courses they previously failed, 57 percent passed, according to a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences.
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Four Ways to Protect Vulnerable Students Under ESSA - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain.
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Transitions - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Martin Blank, the president of the Institute for Educational Leadership, will step down in early 2017. Since 2009, he has led the IEL, where he worked for 25 years.
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As Teachers Tackle New Student-Writing Expectations, Support Is Lacking - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The common-core standards call for students to write more and in more complex modes, but literacy experts say that's not happening in many classrooms.
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American Politics Through the Eyes of an 8th Grader - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
An 8th grade history teacher discusses what his students understand about today's rancorous political climate and what adults would do well to remember.
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One Key to Reducing School Suspension: A Little Respect - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
A Stanford University study finds that a one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with one another halved the number of suspensions at five California middle schools, and helped build bonds between disengaged students and their schools.
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K-12 and the Supreme Court: Highlights From 2015-16 - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term.
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Schools Prepare to Confront Questions on Race and Policing - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
In the wake of a spate of police-related shootings, educators grapple with how to help students—and one another—process the grief and address bigger issues of race and law enforcement.
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K-12 Schools: We Have Our Own 'Brexit' Problem - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The reasoning behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union may sound familiar to those in American public education, writes Adam Kirk Edgerton.
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<i>Fisher</i> v. <i>University of Texas</i> and Lessons for K-12 Districts - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on race-conscious admissions provides important guidance on how districts can further diversify their schools, write Erica Frankenberg and Liliana M. Garces.
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States, Districts Eye Chance to Craft Innovative Tests - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Buzz builds around a pilot program under the Every Student Succeeds Act that aims to jump-start the next generation of assessments.
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Q&A: U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The U.S. Department of Education's top official discusses the Every Student Succeeds Act, equity, and other education issues.
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Summer Programs Help First-Gen. College Goers Brave the Leap - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Colleges are working harder to provide summer experiences for top high school students who may be the first in their families to attend college.
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Data Looms Large in Quest for New School-Quality Indicator - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
States are looking hard at what it will take to gather the right information for a new indicator of school quality or student success under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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