Survey: Student Success Calls for More Than Academic Skills - Education Week

Educators agree that social-emotional learning is important, but teachers and school leaders have different perceptions about how well students are faring. Read More

Nev. Restricts Administrators From Joining Unions - Education Week

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, last week signed into law a wide-ranging collective bargaining overhaul that prohibits school administrators who make more than $120,000 a year from joining a collective bargaining unit. Read More

Chicago Schools Chief Resigns Amid Investigation - Education Week

Chicago public schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigned last week amid a federal probe. Read More

Student Insights Guiding Districts on Policy and Practice - Education Week

Asking students for their input on how to improve education increases engagement and contributes to a healthier school climate, district leaders and researchers say. Read More

California Seeks Waiver on Use of Title I Tutoring Aid - Education Week

The state is looking for the federal green light to use Title I funding it now spends on tutoring services to extend learning time. Read More

Kudos to Delaware Governor for School Choice Commentary

Programs Aim to Smooth Student-Police Relations - Education Week

Amid racially charged incidents in U.S. cities, some advocacy and law-enforcement groups are taking steps to foster better relations between police and minority youths. Read More

New School-Leader Standards Stir Dissent - Education Week

A years-long effort to revise professional standards for principals, assistant principals, and other administrators has recently led to a dispute over which key aspects of the job should be emphasized. Read More

Newark to Regain Control of Schools - Education Week

After two decades under state control, the Newark district in New Jersey will return to local governance by the end of the 2015-16 school year. Read More

List of GOP Presidential Hopefuls Continues to Swell - Education Week

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobbie Jindal, and real estate developer Donald Trump are now in the running, each with their own views on education issues. Read More

Kudos to Delaware Governor for School Choice Commentary - Education Week

Old Hands, New Hurdles: State Chiefs Who Take the Local Reins - Education Week

A handful of chief state school officers are bringing their years of experience and policy perspective to the superintendency of local school districts. Read More

New Principals: A Data Snapshot - Education Week

The National Association of Elementary School Principals assembled a group of early-career elementary and middle school leaders to provide insights on the day-to-day realities of the job. Here are some highlights. Read More

N.Y.C. Chancellor Forms Anti-Cheating Task Force - Education Week

The task force will provide oversight, as well as training, and will produce biannual reports on how well schools are implementing academic guidelines. Read More

Common Core, Money Matters Fuel Debates in State Elections - Education Week

The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common core. Read More

Atlanta Hires Architect of State-Takeover Legislation - Education Week

Proposed legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charters, or shut them down. Read More

Linking CEOs and Principals Through Florida Partnerships - Education Week

Salt Lake City Chief to Go After School Year Ends - Education Week

The announcement came nearly two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation in response to accusations of racial discrimination. Read More

Pa. Budget Stalemate Squeezes Districts as Schools Open - Education Week

The faceoff between the legislature and governor has caused some school systems to turn to loans and reserves in the absence of state money. Read More

Albuquerque Chief Resigns for Hiring Accused Molester - Education Week

At issue is the hiring of Jason Martinez, who joined the payroll without the required criminal-background check. Read More

AASA Launches Academies to Train Superintendents - Education Week

The partnership between Howard University and the AASA will provide participants with mentors who are current and former urban superintendents, and more. Read More

Standards for School Leaders Moving Toward Final Review - Education Week

The standards are used to set benchmarks for what principals should know and be able to do to lead students and teachers. Read More

One Year Later, Ferguson Schools Poised for Change - Education Week

A year after a police shooting set off racially charged riots in Ferguson, Mo., the school system and its new superintendent are looking to correct educational disparities and "give kids a voice" in determining their future. Read More

Arizona Board Turns Tables Against Schools Chief - Education Week

Frustrated with what they called months of political grandstanding by state schools Superintendent Diane Douglas, a unanimous Arizona board of education voted last week to sue if necessary to force her to provide its investigators with access to teacher records used in disciplinary matters. Read More

One-on-One With Arne Duncan - Education Week

As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week’s Alyson Klein. Read More

From Pre-K to Higher Ed., Duncan Touts Priorities on Bus Tour - Education Week

The education secretary hit the road a multistate, back-to-school trek, joined at one point by President Barack Obama. Read More

GOP Debaters Give Glancing Mention to Education - Education Week

The latest face-off among Republicans running for the White House included allusions to federal overreach, little of substance on K-12. Read More

Jury Awards White Principal $371K in Discrimination Case - Education Week

A federal jury has awarded more than $370,000 in damages to a white school principal who alleged black administrators racially targeted her and created a hostile work environment that forced her to resign. Read More

House Speaker Boehner to Resign Next Month - Education Week

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, was elected House speaker in 2010. He was the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee when Congress passed the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001. Read More

Efforts to Groom Principal Talent Get New Infusion of Cash - Education Week

The American Express Foundation is investing nearly $2.5 million in a diverse array of programs that aim to develop and support school leaders. Read More

School Leadership - Education Week

A new report digs into the policy levers that states can pull to help elevate the job of principal, create more clarity around the role, strengthen preparation programs, and tailor support for principals and assistant principals. Read More

Arizona Board Sues State Schools Chief - Education Week

The Arizona board of education has followed through on its promise to sue to force state schools chief Diane Douglas to give remote computer access to board investigators. Read More

More Money and Scrutiny Slated for Ohio Charters - Education Week

In a state where charters have generated scandal-ridden headlines for years, critics and advocates alike are calling for tougher oversight. Read More

Less Leverage Awaits Official to Step In as Ed. Dept. Head - Education Week

John B. King Jr., who has been filling the duties of deputy federal education secretary, shares policy priorities with those of outgoing Secretary Arne Duncan. Read More

Leadership Issues Could Cloud Federal K-12 Picture - Education Week

Turnover in top leadership in Congress and at the Education Department complicates the prospects for completing unfinished business on education policy. Read More

Ohio Probe Reveals Fraud in Tutoring Program - Education Week

Private tutors faked attendance at their sessions for hundreds of Columbus, Ohio, students, bilking taxpayers out of more than $800,000, according to a state audit of a now-halted federal program. Read More

N.J. Officials Loosen Grip on State-Controlled District - Education Week

The state seized control of Jersey City schools in 1989, citing "total educational failure." Read More

Ex-Smarter Balanced Chief Joins NAEP Governing Board - Education Week

Joe Willhoft, who led the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, has joined the panel that sets policy and content for the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Read More

Former Chicago Schools CEO to Plead Guilty to Bribery Charges, Feds Say - Education Week

In their indictment of Barbara Byrd-Bennett, federal prosecutors allege the former superintendent steered a $23 million, no-bid contract to her former employers. Read More

Are New Teacher Tests Vulnerable to Cheating? - Education Week

As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions. Read More

Former Chicago Chief Pleads Guilty in Corruption Probe - Education Week

Barbara Byrd-Bennett, 66, who resigned from the district in June, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and fines. Read More

Signs Point to Rise in High School Graduation Rates - Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education is encouraged by preliminary state-by-state data showing that graduation rates for the 2013-14 school year were up from the year before. Read More

Principals Go to School to Learn Management Savvy - Education Week

A new cadre of school leadership programs emphasize knowledge in practices from the business world. Read More

Buffalo Struggles to Respond to Feds Over Access to Best Schools - Education Week

The federal government is demanding more answers from school officials about how they plan to resolve allegations of discriminatory admissions practices at their better schools. Read More


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