Publication: Education Week

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AFT, NEA Agendas Converge Amid Pressure

What may end up being a new era for the teachers’ unions began, fittingly, with a marriage.American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten was a guest of honor at incoming National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García’s wedding, ... [Published Education Week - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

In 2007, the high school graduation rate in Baltimore, a city where the school system serves 85,000 mostly African-American and low-income students, was an abysmal 34 percent. Then Andrés A. Alonso, the chief executive for the city’s schools, took action. ... [Published Education Week - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans

Race to the Top—the Obama administration’s signature education-redesign initiative—officially turns 5 years old at the end of July. The anniversary marks the time period in which competition winners were supposed to finish spending their last competitive-grant ... [Published Education Week - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Five Tips for Real-World Teaching and Learning

Twelve Los Angeles students visit Washington, D.C. as part of their Student Art Exhibit Program.—Linda YaronByLinda YaronAs we were about to board the plane to return home, my 12 students, two colleagues, and I circled around and said one word that captured ... [Published Education Week - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards

Years ago, a friend and colleague cautioned me: “If you want to make big demands on people, make sure you provide the support they need to achieve those goals.” Supporters of science education improvement would do well to listen to that advice.The National ... [Published Education Week - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Leonardo Guerra, who works for a food vendor, holds a school lunch tray featuring his company's whole wheat tortillas at the School Nutrition Association conference in Boston earlier this month. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's nutritional standards ... [Published Education Week - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft Puts Student-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 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers Get Up-Close Look at Supreme Court Workings

Joel Hinrichs, center, a social studies teacher at Branford High School in Branford, Conn., presents arguments during a moot court case during a Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers earlier this summer at the Georgetown University Law Center in ... [Published Education Week - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Four Lessons From Early Education

Educators and policymakers are grappling with how to better serve academically at-risk children at a time when data show the stubborn persistence of academic achievement gaps.Many in K-12 schooling want change and are scouring the learning landscape for ... [Published Education Week - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Revisions Underway for School Leaders' Standards

Published in Print: July 9, 2014, as Major 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 ... [Published Education Week - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Common-Core Repeal Faces Test at Okla. Supreme Court

Oklahoma CityA lawsuit that challenges the legislature's repeal of common core education standards for English and math is being scrutinized by Oklahoma's highest court just one month before public school students are scheduled to return to the class ... [Published Education Week - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

New Spec. Ed. Evaluations Find Fewer States Hit Mark

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 17 2014]

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The downside for the company comes if it's revealed that it's "talking the talk but not walking the walk in protecting student-data privacy, Mr. Simpson said."
"It slowed down the momentum a little bit. It's kind of changing direction" she said
"I am seeing a whole lot more around the collaborative nature of school leadership," Mr. Flanary said, "and impacting teachers' practices, and engaging communities as learning partners."

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AFT, NEA Agendas Converge Amid Pressure [Published Education Week - 5 hours ago]
Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline [Published Education Week - Jul 24 2014]
Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans [Published Education Week - Jul 24 2014]
Five Tips for Real-World Teaching and Learning [Published Education Week - Jul 22 2014]
Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Stan... [Published Education Week - Jul 22 2014]
Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Stude... [Published Education Week - Jul 21 2014]
Teachers Get Up-Close Look at Supreme Court Wor... [Published Education Week - Jul 21 2014]
Microsoft Puts Student-Data Privacy on Its Bran... [Published Education Week - Jul 21 2014]
Common-Core Repeal Faces Test at Okla. Supreme ... [Published Education Week - Jul 18 2014]
Revisions Underway for School Leaders' Standards [Published Education Week - Jul 18 2014]
Four Lessons From Early Education [Published Education Week - Jul 18 2014]
The Supreme Court's 2013-14 Term: Notable Cases... [Published Education Week - Jul 17 2014]
New Spec. Ed. Evaluations Find Fewer States Hit... [Published Education Week - Jul 17 2014]
K-12 Philanthropists: First, Do No Harm [Published Education Week - Jul 16 2014]
The Four I's of Teacher Leadership [Published Education Week - Jul 15 2014]
Before Buying Classroom Technology, Asking 'Why?' [Published Education Week - Jul 15 2014]
Unions Avoid Damaging Blow [Published Education Week - Jul 15 2014]
Common Core Repeal Faces Test at Okla. Supreme ... [Published Education Week - Jul 14 2014]
Some States Scrambling for Common-Core Replacement [Published Education Week - Jul 14 2014]
'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]
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