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Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2013
Microsoft's plans to end support for Windows XP, believed to be the dominant computer operating system in K-12 education, could pose big technological and financial challenges for districts nationwide--issues that many school systems have yet to confront. The giant software company has made it clear for years that it plans to stop supporting XP…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn; Cavanagh, Sean; McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2013
As the number of charter schools continues to grow, one facet of their autonomy--the ability to set and enforce independent disciplinary standards--has raised difficult questions about whether those schools are pushing out students who pose behavior or academic challenges and how their policies affect regular public schools. Research on the issue…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Discipline, Discipline Policy
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2013
Efforts to promote an evolving area of study--entrepreneurship in education--are taking hold in graduate schools across the country, as universities craft programs and courses focused on cultivating school leaders and private-sector developers capable of bringing new ideas, and possibly new products and technologies, to schools. University faculty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Administrators, Entrepreneurship, Elementary Secondary Education
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2013
A group of states has joined forces to arrange the purchase of an unusually comprehensive set of educational-technology devices and services, in a compact that could foreshadow other cooperative efforts by state and local governments attempting to turn the digital-procurement process to their advantage. The initial partners in the multistate…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Purchasing, State Government, School Districts
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2013
President Barack Obama is calling for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see as schools' badly out-of-date technological capabilities. The administration intends to ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider rechanneling…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Presidents, Educational Policy, Public Policy
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
This year's presidential campaign offers at least one unequivocal contrast on education issues: The Republican candidate supports private school vouchers, and the Democratic incumbent does not. But at the state and local levels, Democrats' views on vouchers are more diverse and nuanced than what is suggested by the party's national platform, which…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Political Attitudes, Political Campaigns, Presidents
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
As state legislatures go to work this year, one of the overriding questions is whether 2012 will bring a reprise of last year's frenzied work on education--much of it shepherded by newly elected Republican majorities and governors--or whether elected officials will take a more deliberate and cautious approach. Last year, many governors and…
Descriptors: Legislators, State Legislation, Political Attitudes, Context Effect
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
One of the most vexing questions about charter schools--when low-performing ones should be shut down--is receiving new attention, amid concerns that lax and inconsistent standards for closing them will undermine the public's confidence in the sector. Over the past few years, a growing number of researchers, policymakers, and charter school backers…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Low Achievement, School Closing, Academic Standards
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
The nation's Roman Catholic schools have labored for decades under increasingly adverse economic and demographic conditions, which have undermined their finances and sapped their enrollment. Today, researchers and supporters say those schools face one of their most complex challenges yet: the continued growth of charter schools. Since they first…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
Backers of the common-core academic standards have worked for years to secure the support of a diverse collection of elected officials, academic scholars, and school employees. Now they're ramping up efforts to court a different and potentially critically important audience: parents. A number of national organizations are churning out written and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, State Standards, Video Technology
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
The California school that parents want to turn into a charter now has two organizations seeking to make the change. At the end of a process that drew just four applicants, two relatively small California organizations are each making a case that they be allowed to help lead one of the most publicized school turnaround efforts in the nation's…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Turnaround, Program Proposals, Bids
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
Even as they struggle to climb out of deep financial holes, states are facing lawsuits that contend they do not meet their constitutions' requirements to provide sufficient funding to districts and fail to provide resources for disadvantaged schools and student populations. This article reports on legal battles in Texas, Colorado, and elsewhere…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Court Litigation
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
Campaigns for state school board are typically quiet affairs, eliciting only modest interest from the public and even less from political donors. But the race last fall for the District 2 seat on Louisiana's board of elementary and secondary education was a remarkable exception. The contest attracted the attention of education activists and…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Board Candidates, Political Campaigns, State Boards of Education
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
One of the most fundamental questions about charter schools--who should have the power to approve them--has re-emerged in force in a number of states. Florida, Georgia, and New Jersey have been the scene of debates this year over whether state or local authorities should have the final say on allowing charter schools within a particular district's…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Boards of Education, School Districts, State Boards of Education
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2012
State lawmakers and community activists are making a new push for "parent trigger" laws, measures that let parents vote to convert academically struggling schools to charters or to radically restructure them in other ways. But proponents and critics of the often-controversial, citizen-led efforts are divided on just how profound an…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Parents, Legislation, Voting
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