April 9, 2014 | Posted At: 03:38 PM | Author: Scholastic Editor | Category: Campaign 2014
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Obama Announces Grant Winners
Schools will use funds to integrate work experience. NYT
Bill to Streamline Teacher Dismissals
Proposal aims to quicken dismissal process. KPCC
Can K12 Ed Startups Succeed?
How these two companies are navigating the market. Edweek
Do Students Still Have Free Speech in School?
How social media is complicating student rights—and eroding privacy. The Atlantic
When Are Tech Tools Worth It?
Is the technology creating more chaos in the classroom? Hechinger
Superintendents Speak-Up on ESEA Renewal Plan
Large-district supers pressure Congress to act. Education Week
Tennessee Teacher Evaluations: A Step Too Far?
Teachers push back against Race to the Top promises. The Huffington Post
Good News for Snowed-Out Schools?
Harvard study says snow days don’t hurt student achievement. The Washington Post
Survey Zeros-In on College-K12 Disconnect
Why higher ed and K-12 administrators need to work together. Hechinger Report
Cuomo Accuses NY Officials of Diluting Teacher Reviews
Gov. continues to push new teacher evaluation system. The New York Times
2014: Is This Year a Game-Changer?
What upcoming elections may mean for your school. Education Week
Common Core: It’s Working
How one school implemented the new standards successfully. Hechinger Report
State of the Union: Obama Expected to Address PreK
Expansion of PreK programs will be part of “year of action.” NPR
Do Tenure Laws Fail Students?
California’s landmark teacher tenure trial begins. Hechinger Report
Should the Federal Govt. Fund School Choice?
GOP proposal positions choice as answer to inequality. The Washington Post
Student-Date Breaches Raise Alarm
Recent trouble and public outrage have led to action. Education Week
D.C. Teacher of the Year to Attend State of the Union
Kathy Hollowell-Makle will be Michelle Obama’s guest. The Washington Post
Congress Gets Graded on Education
NEA assigns letter grades for every member of Congress. The Washington Post
America’s Textbooks Outranking America’s Students
U.S. math textbooks deemed ‘more rigorous’ than South Korea’s. The Atlantic
Teach for America is Expanding
New program aims to help alumni find civic-leadership roles. Education Week
The NYC DOE Wants to Talk Facebook
DOE releases nine-page social media guide for students. The Huffington Post
2 Injured in Shooting at New Mexico School
Middle school student opened fire, struck two students. The New York Times
Our 3rd Graders Falling Behind?
Report shows 65% behind in cognitive
development, more. Hechinger Report
Sticking with iPad Plan
board expresses support for oft criticized plan. Los Angeles Daily News
Shutdown Update: Is the Worst Yet to Come?
The current and future impact of the government shutdown on education. Education Week
L.A.’s Massive iPad Rollout: A Bumpy Ride
Superintendent John Deasy talks $1 billion iPad initiative. NPR
Are Jocks Ruining Our Schools?
A thoughtful rebuttal of Amanda Ripley’s case against sports programs. The Atlantic
Schools Chief Warns of "Aggressive Populism"
Louisiana Schools Chief sounds off on education reform.
Court OKs Public Funds for Private Schools
Arizona Court of Appeals upholds new tuition program. The New York Times
Cheat Sheet: The Shutdown and Education
What does government
shutdown mean for schools? Education Week
Head Start Hit By Shutdown
19,000 kids to lose
access, here's why. The Washington Post
Texas Axes Bush Education Law
The latest state to
get its NCLB waiver. Huffington Post
Common Core Indecision: The Plight of Louisiana Teachers
The real impact of
political debates over CCSS. Hechinger Report
The $6 Fix That's Helping Kids Go to College
head to college thanks to small fix. The Atlantic