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Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2016
The 2016 edition of "Education Week's" long-¬≠running "Technology Counts" report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal teachers' confidence levels in ed tech, how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom, and decision-making behind tech products. Contents include:…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Teacher Surveys
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed. – Education Week, 2016
This year's report focuses on efforts to redesign high schools. Those include incorporating student voice, implementing a rigorous and relevant curriculum, embracing career exploration, and more. The report also includes the latest statistics on the nation's overall, on-time high school graduation rate. Articles include: (1) To Build a Better High…
Descriptors: High Schools, Student Participation, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2013
As the common core is brought to life in classrooms this year, some English/language arts teachers are finding themselves caught in a swirl of debate about whether the new standards require them to cut back on prized pieces of the literary canon to make room for nonfiction. A recent spate of news reports has ignited a new wave of anxiety about the…
Descriptors: State Standards, Nonfiction, Guidance, Language Arts
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2013
Hundreds of U.S. schools will supplement fire drills and tornado training next fall with simulations of school shootings. In response to the December shootings by an intruder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, several states have enacted or are considering laws that require more and new types of school safety drills, more…
Descriptors: School Safety, Drills (Practice), State Agencies, School Security
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2012
As thousands of communities--especially in the South--became booming gateways for immigrant families during the 1990s and the early years of the new century, public schools struggled with the unfamiliar task of serving the large numbers of English-learners arriving in their classrooms. Instructional programs were built from scratch. Districts had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Public Schools, Enrollment
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
A report from a progressive think tank measuring the "educational productivity" of more than 9,000 school districts around the country says that districts getting the most for their money tend to spend more on teachers and less on administration, partner with their communities to save money, and have school boards willing to make…
Descriptors: School Districts, Efficiency, Productivity, Educational Finance
Education Week, 2010
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation this month promoting the growth of virtual schools. The new law requires the state to develop policies for approving and monitoring a wide array of private and nonprofit online education providers. The legislative action in Virginia is the most recent major policy move by a state to expand the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Online Courses
Gewertz, Catherine – Education Week, 2010
The latest administration of the assessment provides state-by-state results for 12th graders for the first time. Twelfth graders' reading and mathematics scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress have improved only modestly in the past four years, according to results from the latest administration, prompting renewed recognition…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, National Competency Tests, Grade 12
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2010
Spurred by a succession of reports pointing to the importance of algebra as a gateway to college, educators and policymakers embraced "algebra for all" policies in the 1990s and began working to ensure that students take the subject by 9th grade or earlier. A trickle of studies suggests that in practice, though, getting all students past…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade 9, Grade 8, Grade 7
Zehr, Mary Ann – Education Week, 2009
As they wait to see how the latest push for common national standards plays out, some states are putting off or slowing the revision of their own academic standards to avoid wasted effort and spending. At least four states--Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania--have halted revision of their standards for mathematics or English/language…
Descriptors: State Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Arts, State Standards
Ash, Katie – Education Week, 2008
Education issues are poised to break through the din of presidential politics and economic anxiety in more than a dozen states next month, as voters confront ballot questions and constitutional amendments involving K-12 policy and school finance. High on the list are gambling referendums in six states--Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Maryland,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Agenda Setting
Education Week, 2008
"Quality Counts 2008" reintroduces state grades in six key areas, from the Chance-for-Success Index to the teaching profession. This special issue of "Education Week" includes the following articles: (1) Human Resources a Weak Spot (Lynn Olson); (2) Teacher Salaries, Looking at Comparable Jobs (Christopher B. Swanson); (3) Data…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Quality, Human Resources
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2008
Lindsay E. Carlton has taught mathematics to students at different grades, with different ability levels. Now, the young educator's state wants to recognize her ability to work with one group in particular: 8th graders enrolled in introductory algebra. Carlton is one of many math educators across Arkansas who plan to acquire a new, unusual state…
Descriptors: Credentials, Grade 8, Algebra, Mathematics Teachers
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2007
Fifty years ago, nine black students walked through the doors of Little Rock Central High School, guarded by U.S. Army and National Guard troops dispatched to protect them from angry white residents protesting integration. Now, Arkansas is inviting the world to turn its eyes to Little Rock--this time, to see how far the city has come since those…
Descriptors: African American Community, Boards of Education
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2007
When lawmakers in Arkansas increased school funding by more than $700 million over the past three years to improve student achievement, they wanted the money to be spent on instructional coaches for teachers, tutors for struggling students, and smaller class sizes in reading, math, and science. However--in what could prove a cautionary tale for…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Salaries, Academic Achievement, Grade 4
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