Ed. Dept. Sweeps Away Old Special Ed. Guidance

Following the Trump administration's mandate to clear out regulatory chaff, the office of special education and rehabilitative services plans to get rid of decades-old guidance documents. (October 23, 2017)

With Latest Education Investments, Gates Pivots Again

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s $1.7 billion pledge last week is just the latest iteration of a K-12 funding strategy for an influential philanthropy that has shifted more than once over two decades. (October 23, 2017)

ESSA Brings User-Friendly Makeover of State Report Cards

(October 23, 2017)

Study: U.S. Education Needs to Move Past Its 'Fixation on the Bachelor's Degree'

(October 20, 2017)

Let Brotherly Love Continue (Raising Kings, Episode One)

(October 18, 2017)

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  • From left: Tonnekqua Dixon, 17, Richard Perez, 14, Zoe White, 14, and Austin Overstreet, 16, pose together last month after a field day event at Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, N.C. —Justin Cook for Education Week
  • Students at Greene Central High School in Snow Hill, N.C., play a game during a field day event last month, when new freshmen met their junior and senior mentors who’ll help them navigate the complexities of their first year in high school. —Justin Cook for Education Week

To Fill a 'Mentoring Gap,' Schools Get Creative

Mentors can be powerful sources of support for students, but it's not easy to recruit and retain volunteers for the long haul. (October 23, 2017)

Rebuilding K-12 a Huge Challenge for Puerto Rico

(October 19, 2017)

Opinion

5 Things to Consider Before Posting Cops in Schools

School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak. (October 20, 2017)

A Judge Worries About School Resource Officers

Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske. (October 18, 2017)

4 Key Strategies for Improving School Culture for Black and Latino Male Students

Participants in the Research Alliance for New York City Schools share how improving school culture improves student achievement all around. (October 23, 2017)

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Leaders To Learn From 2017

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Vermont Parents Square Off Over School Vaccine Rules

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Digital Directions

Google Announces Job-Training Program, Grants Aimed at Future of Work

The online-services giant will give $1 billion to nonprofits working in education and job training, as well as offer technical training and certificates. (October 13, 2017)

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Should Teachers Make as Much as Lawmakers? Calif. Voters Could Decide

The Teacher Fair Pay Act would require that teachers are paid no less than lawmakers who typically earn $104,118 per year. (October 10, 2017)

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Inside the Data: Parent Notifications Have Become the Norm in K-12 Market

More than 60 percent of parents of K-12 students report getting notes or e-mails about their students, newly released federal data show. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 13, 2017)

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