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School focuses on students touched by addiction

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2016 - 1:08pm
School leaders in a West Virginia elementary school are working to meet the needs of students affected by opioid abuse.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

2016 candidates for NCSS vice-president, Board of Directors

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2016 - 1:08pm
The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-17 Board of Directors and officer ele
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Jan. 2

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2016 - 1:08pm
In observance of the New Year's holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Jan. 2.
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2016 - 1:08pm
Stevie Wonder, singer and songwriter
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Economic View: Free Market for Education? Economists Generally Don’t Buy It

Education News from NY Times - December 30, 2016 - 12:04pm
Economics teaches caution about where and when markets can work without government intervention. Education is one such case.
Categories: Education News

Special Education Groups Push for ESSA Representation

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:42am
Advocates for those with disabilities push to assure the interests of such students are well-represented in states' Every Student Succeeds Act plans.
Categories: Education News

Nation's Schools Get Middling Grade on Quality Counts Report Card

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:42am
Overall, the nation's schools earn a C on educational performance in the Education Week Research Center’s latest annual report, based on a range of key indicators.
Categories: Education News

Scrambling to Fill Out ESSA's Policy Details

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:33am
The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.
Categories: Education News

States Preparing Expanded Toolkit in Assessment of School Quality

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:31am
Educators are still wrestling with what they should add to the mix of indicators to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act’s mandate to go beyond just test scores.
Categories: Education News

Funding Twists, Tight Budgets Loom for States at ESSA's Debut

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:30am
Though it's not a spending measure, the Every Student Succeeds Act contains important new fiscal elements that could be affected by the federal budget debates in Washington.
Categories: Education News

ESSA's Impact Unclear for English-Learners

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:28am
Advocates are keeping close tabs on states over concerns about resources, staff, and know-how to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act's mandates regarding English-language learners.
Categories: Education News

Tricky Balance in Shifting From ESSA Blueprint to K-12 Reality

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:26am
A year after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, it remains a work in progress as states, districts, and a shifting cast of federal officials prepare for ESSA's classroom debut in the 2017-18 school year.
Categories: Education News

Integrating Early Education Into State ESSA Plans

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:24am
Learning goals, funding strategies, and support for local districts are top of mind as states plot their prekindergarten course under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Categories: Education News

States' Capacity a Nagging Issue as ESSA Gears Up

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:23am
The big job of retooling state education systems under ESSA will take staff resources and funding, both of which are still squeezed in states across the country.
Categories: Education News

States, Districts Still Wrestling With Flexibility on Assessments

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:21am
Educators welcome the Every Student Succeeds Act's lighter federal reins on testing, but want to make sure those tests still do what they need to do.
Categories: Education News

States Move With Caution in Weighing ESSA Testing Pilot

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:18am
A limited program built into the Every Student Succeeds Act offers a handful of states the chance to develop innovative assessments, but the process is off to a slow start.
Categories: Education News

Assessing Quality of Teaching Staff Still Complex Despite ESSA's Leeway

Education Week - December 30, 2016 - 9:17am
States are all over the map when it comes to how they're looking to approach teacher-evaluation systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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