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Published: 2017-12-15T23:10:15+00:00

 



Proposed Higher-Ed Revamp Could Shake Up Student Aid, Teacher Prep

2017-12-08T16:56:44-05:00

Republicans in Congress want to simplify student aid forms in their rewrite of the Higher Education Act. But they also would end student-loan forgiveness programs that help some teachers, and would shut off funding for teacher-preparation programs.













































The 5 Habits of Extreme Learners

2017-12-11T16:34:19-05:00

As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.



Students Must Be Prepared to Reinvent Themselves

2017-12-11T16:34:42-05:00

Getting ready for an unknown future of employment means unlearning what we know about education, writes Christopher Dede.



We Need to Modernize Education. The Clock Is Ticking

2017-12-11T16:34:51-05:00

Flipping the curriculum and updating the goals of education could prepare us for the artificial-intelligence era, writes Charles Fadel.



Artificial Intelligence Is Around the Corner. Educators Should Take Note

2017-12-11T16:47:24-05:00

AI could materially improve education—if educators and policymakers start answering some tough questions today, urges Michael Bennett.



Preventing an Artificial-Intelligence Fueled Dystopia, One Student at a Time

2017-12-11T16:49:57-05:00

Could engaging traditionally underrepresented students in AI development save us from a dystopia? Tess Posner makes the case.













































Many Educators Skeptical of School Choice, Including Conservatives, Survey Shows

2017-12-12T15:16:31-05:00

An Education Week survey of teachers, principals, and district administrators nationwide show a plurality "fully oppose" charter schools and a solid majority oppose vouchers. Opponents include many who voted for President Donald Trump, a strong choice supporter.



Do Teachers' Political Views Align With Their Unions?

2017-12-12T15:26:29-05:00

One of three teachers in an Education Week national survey say their union either doesn't represent their political views or represents them only "somewhat."



Educators Conflicted on LGBT Issues, Survey Shows

2017-12-12T15:32:52-05:00

A scant majority of 51 percent say students should be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity in an Education Week national survey of local educators.



Survey Shows Educators Struggle With Impact of Immigration

2017-12-12T15:34:58-05:00

Just over a third of those in an Education Week national survey said immigration was “good” for schools, though nearly three-quarters support allowing children who came to the United States illegally to remain here.






Survey: Educators' Political Leanings, Who They Voted For, Where They Stand on Key Issues

2017-12-12T15:46:15-05:00

Despite strong opinions and partisan viewpoints, an Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers, principals, and administrators working to keep those divisions out of the classroom.



Missouri Chief's Ouster Sparks Political, Legal Aftershocks

2017-12-12T16:29:32-05:00

The state's Republican governor is in a pitched battle with the state's educators over the process he used to fire Missouri's commissioner of education.



Tax Plan Poised to Change Deductions, Choice in K-12

2017-12-12T16:29:55-05:00

Public education advocates lobby against GOP proposals with funding implications, while some school choice advocates celebrate elements that could boost private school options.



Hearing Puts Civil Rights, Special Education Nominees on Hot Seat

2017-12-12T16:30:16-05:00

The Trump administration's picks to head up two key positions in the Department of Education face tough questions from Democrats on Capitol Hill.



GAO: Vouchers Leave Parents in Dark On Special Ed. Rights

2017-12-12T16:30:49-05:00

States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.



A Quest to Give Minority Voters a Bigger Voice on School Boards

2017-12-12T16:31:46-05:00

Across California, school districts are shifting from at-large elections to single-member districts make it easier for Latinos and other minority communities to elect candidates to local offices.



Partisan School Board Elections a Source of Anxiety for North Carolina

2017-12-12T16:32:27-05:00

The shift of more than a quarter of the state’s local school board races to partisan ones in recent years has some cheering it could increase voter transparency, while others warn it could shrink representation for minorities.



Inside a Key Voting-Rights Precedent Affecting School Boards

2017-12-12T17:04:16-05:00

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder gutted a portion of the 1956 Voting Rights Act, and the reverberations continue for school board and other local elections.


































































Texas Gov. Seeks Testing Reprieve for Hurricane-Affected Schools

2017-12-14T09:45:49-05:00

Gov. Greg Abbott is putting pressure on the Texas Education Agency to give students in school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey a reprieve from state testing requirements.