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Education Week American Education News Site of Record

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.