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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, 2014
For all the national and even international debate about the state of American education, public schooling in the U.S. is still a local matter--and the school district remains its hub. As administrators know, there's nothing abstract about the process of getting millions of students into their seats, assuring they receive the instruction they're…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Districts, Governance, Urban Schools
Shah, Nirvi – Education Week, 2013
President Barack Obama's announcement last week of a wide-ranging anti-violence plan in response to the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings comes as many districts are adopting new and sometimes dramatic measures--including arming teachers and volunteers--intended to prevent similar tragedies in their own schools. School safety experts warn…
Descriptors: United States History, Elementary Secondary Education, School Safety, Weapons
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
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn – Education Week, 2012
As school closures are increasingly used as a remedy to budget woes and a solution to failing schools in many cities, debates are intensifying about their effect on student performance and well-being, on district finances, and on communities and the processes districts use to choose which schools will be shuttered. Student and parent groups in…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Charter Schools, Well Being, Civil Rights
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2012
If it's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease, middle-class children are more likely than their lower-income peers to grow up learning how to make the gears of the education system turn smoothly. Working-class parents, meanwhile, tend to raise their children to avoid conflict and be self-sufficient in problem-solving, an Indiana University…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, White Students, Advocacy
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2012
The 1,000-student Allegheny Valley district in Pennsylvania boasts generations of alumni and a community so involved with the schools that high school graduation becomes an open celebration in downtown Springdale Borough. Yet the district hasn't asked for a tax increase in three years, and it is pushing out a message to older residents about…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Needs, Tax Effort, Population Distribution
Fleming, Nora – Education Week, 2012
Digital technology is providing a growing variety of methods for school leaders to connect with parents anywhere, anytime--a tactic mirroring how technology is used to engage students. Through Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, and text messages sent in multiple languages, school staff members are giving parents instant updates, news, and information…
Descriptors: School Districts, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Parent School Relationship
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2012
The common standards are not just for public schools. With all but four states having adopted them since 2010, districts have little choice but to implement the Common Core State Standards. But many private schools are also making the transition. Many Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and other private schools have adopted at least portions of the…
Descriptors: Private Education, Private Schools, Christianity, Adoption (Ideas)
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
If big-city districts are looking to close budget gaps, shuttering schools may not be the best strategy. Closing schools does not save very much money in the context of an urban district's budget, and selling or leasing surplus school buildings tends to be difficult because they're often old and in struggling neighborhoods, a recent report from a…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Finance, School Districts, Urban Schools
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
As students around the country begin the 2011-2012 school year, many of them will be returning to districts that have been forced to restructure their operations in the face of budget cuts. Leaders of those school systems have sought to avoid cuts that they believe would weaken instruction. But they also believe the reductions will put a strain on…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Retrenchment, School Districts, Elementary Secondary Education
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
The cheating scandal that has rocked the 48,000-student Atlanta school system was an egregious, but not entirely unexpected, byproduct of accountability pressures, many testing experts say. The reason: As long as test scores are used in any field to make decisions on rewards or punishments, including for schools or educators, a small percentage of…
Descriptors: Cheating, Testing, High Stakes Tests, Accountability
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2010
New studies on how language learning occurs are beginning to chip away at some long-held notions about second-language acquisition and point to potential learning benefits for students who speak more than one language. New National Science Foundation-funded collaborations among educators, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Language Acquisition, Language Research, Neurolinguistics
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2010
When a federal court in 2005 rejected an attempt by the Dover, Pennsylvania, school board to introduce intelligent design as an alternative to evolution to explain the development of life on Earth, it sparked a renaissance in involvement among scientists in K-12 science instruction. Now, some of those teaching programs, studies, and research…
Descriptors: Evolution, Class Activities, Court Litigation, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Davis, Michelle R. – Education Week, 2010
The author reports on a move by the online social-networking site Ning to start charging for its services which has raised worries that new fees could stifle educators' technological collaboration and creativity and touch off similar moves by other companies that provide comparable services heavily used by educators. Ning, which provides a…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Networks, Web Sites, Internet
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