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Education Week American Education News Site of Record

Published: 2017-06-23T20:39:48+00:00


Closing Acts Near in a Pair of K-12 Funding Dramas


It looks like the long-running and contentious legal fights over school financing in Kansas and in Washington state are coming to a head.

Audit: Alabama misreported graduation rate


Leading School Accreditor Sees Expansion Opportunity Under ESSA


AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.

Are Confederate-Statue Controversies Teachable Moments?


Some teachers are using the debates over the removal of statues of Confederate heroes to bring alive lessons about post-Civil War history.

Students' Sense of Belonging at School Is Important. It Starts With Teachers


Educators say students need to feel welcome at school to be successful, but some say they struggle to address barriers to belonging.

Q&A: Teachers' Cues Shape Students' Sense of Belonging


Dena Simmons, the director of education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, says teachers can create environments in which all students can thrive.

Students' Sense of Belonging: What the Research Says


How students feel about their place in school affects behavior, discipline, and academic achievement, a growing body of research finds.

Setback for Groundbreaking School Choice Program Could Have Broader Fall Out


Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?

Trump Wants More Apprenticeships—Starting in High School


The president signed an executive order aimed at expanding federal apprenticeship programs and allowing the use of federal aid to finance them.

Too Few ELL Students Land in Gifted Classes


ELL students are underenrolled in gifted classes, finds an Education Week analysis. But some schools are trying to buck the trend.

Just 20 Percent of K-12 Students Are Learning a Foreign Language


In some states, fewer than 10 percent of students are learning languages other than English, painting a grim picture of foreign language education in U.S. public schools.

Gates, Zuckerberg Teaming Up on Personalized Learning


Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.

Ed. Dept. Demands More Detail From States' ESSA Plans


Some early feedback offer clues about how strict or flexible the U.S. Department of Education will be in interpreting parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act as it decides whether to approve state blueprints.

Early ESSA Plans Boost District's School Improvement Role


States are putting a heavy emphasis on the role of districts in turning around their low-performing schools as they submit blueprints for putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect.

Teaching Computer Science Is Great, But It's Not Enough


Students need to learn to question and transform technology’s role in society, write Florence R. Sullivan and Jill Denner.

Ed. Dept. Budget Plan Hammered by Both Sides in Congress


Political prospects look dreary for the Trump administration’s plan to slash the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by 9.2 percent if the tone of recent hearings is any measure.

Alabama to end ACT Aspire testing


State Sued for Seizing Control of Failing School District


The worst-performing school district in South Carolina says in a lawsuit that the state education chief unconstitutionally seized control from the locally elected board in the state's latest takeover of the district.

Will Free Community College Really Help Low-Income Students?


Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass.