Publication: Education Week

First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Without the Common Core in Oklahoma

, as Rudderless in Oklahoma Early last month, in a strange twist of events in my state of Oklahoma, politicians instead of educators decided the fate of the Common Core State Standards. Educators and policymakers around the country waited with bated breath ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning

A student Diedra Gammill's reading class presents her findings on becoming an obstetrician, her chosen topic for a free-form independent-learning project. "All in all, the week of presentations was the most invigorating and exciting week I had with my ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

High Court Stops Short of Overruling Precedent on Union Fees

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as The teachers' unions avoided a damaging blow last week when the U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of overruling a key precedent that authorizes them to extract service fees from those who object to joining the uni ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

States That Drop Common Core Under Gun in Replacing Them

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as As States Drop Common Core, Replacement Hurdles LoomStates that drop the Common Core State Standards face the prospect of less time to create new academic standards, and under intense political pressure.Generally, ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Fewer States Hit Mark Under New Spec. Ed. Framework

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Fewer States Hit Mark Under Revised Spec. Ed. FrameworkStudent achievement key federal priorityFewer states are fully meeting federal requirements for serving students with disabilities now that the U.S. Department ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

The Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term: Notable Cases for Educators

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as The 2013-2014 Term: Notable CasesThe justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, the rights of public employees, ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

School Turnarounds Proving Heavy Lift for Waiver States

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Many still struggling despite NCLB leewayWhen U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave more than 40 states and the District of Columbia flexibility from many of the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, he ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Microsoft Puts Privacy On Branding AgendaCameron Evans, Microsoft’s chief technology officer for U.S. education, says: “Students are not products. We have a long way to go across the industry in getting everyone on ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Politics Are Crushing the Standards

, as The recent news that Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill to, in the parlance of the times, "repeal and replace" the common-core standards in her state was surprising, to say the least, notwithstanding filed in the Oklahoma Supreme Court by parents, ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Major Revisions Underway for School Leaders' Standards

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Guidelines to reflect jobs' changing rolesModel standards used nationwide to guide, prepare, and evaluate school leaders—including principals, their supervisors, and superintendents— are expected to be revised and ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State Panel

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Chicago Is Criticized for Its Handling of School ClosingsState panel slams district on planning, executionAn Illinois state task force has released a stinging report on the wave of school closures last year in Chicago, ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Here's Why We Don't Need Standardized Tests

, as We Don't Need Standardized Tests. Here's Why. There are two main arguments against using standardized tests to guarantee that students reach at least a basic level of academic competency. The first is radical: These tests are not necessary. The second—less ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]

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...Diedra Gammill's reading class presents her findings on becoming an obstetrician, her chosen topic for a free-form independent-learning project. "All in all, the week of presentations was the most invigorating and exciting week I had with my students all year" Gammill says
"That complacency is not in our students' best interest," Mr. Duncan said. "In too many states, the outcomes for students with disabilities are simply too low."
"It is therefore unnecessary for us to reach [the objecting workers'] argument that Abood should be overruled" Justice Alito said in a footnote—after he spent about 12 pages questioning Abood and its underpinnings in the court's other precedents on private-sector...

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'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Direct... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
Fewer States Hit Mark Under New Spec. Ed. Frame... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
The Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term: Notable Cas... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
High Court Stops Short of Overruling Precedent ... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
School Turnarounds Proving Heavy Lift for Waive... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
States That Drop Common Core Under Gun in Repla... [Published Education Week - Jul 09 2014]
Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
Politics Are Crushing the Standards [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
Major Revisions Underway for School Leaders' St... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State ... [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
Here's Why We Don't Need Standardized Tests [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
Without the Common Core in Oklahoma [Published Education Week - Jul 08 2014]
Following Vergara Ruling, Big Questions Loom [Published Education Week - Jul 07 2014]
Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late [Published Education Week - Jul 07 2014]
Ed-Tech Community Faces Sexism Concerns [Published Education Week - Jul 03 2014]
Award-Winning Educator Taps Technology to Layer... [Published Education Week - Jul 03 2014]
Bridging the Digital Divide in Classrooms [Published Education Week - Jul 02 2014]
Common Core Will Improve Ed., Most District Chi... [Published Education Week - Jul 01 2014]
Waiting Until Pre-K Is Too Little, Too Late [Published Education Week - Jul 01 2014]
Ed-Tech Dealmaking Fueled by Data Use [Published Education Week - Jun 30 2014]
Why I Encouraged My Child to Drop Out of High S... [Published Education Week - Jun 27 2014]
Amid Skepticism, Blended-Learning Models Aim to... [Published Education Week - Jun 26 2014]
Happy Teaching, Happy Learning: 13 Secrets to F... [Published Education Week - Jun 24 2014]
We Must Better Prepare Students for College [Published Education Week - Jun 24 2014]
Sex-Abuse-Prevention Efforts Urged for Students... [Published Education Week - Jun 24 2014]
State Lawmakers Assert Influence Over Standards [Published Education Week - Jun 23 2014]
Standards Raise Questions on Ed-Tech Spending [Published Education Week - Jun 20 2014]
Including Teachers in the Student Mental-Health... [Published Education Week - Jun 20 2014]
Major Ed-Tech Event Overhauls Code of Conduct [Published Education Week - Jun 19 2014]
Special Session Unlikely in Wash. State Funding... [Published Education Week - Jun 19 2014]
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