Education Week - January 6, 2016 - (Page 1)

1 1 Education Week VOL. 35, NO. 15 * JANUARY 6, 2016 AMERICAN EDUCATION'S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD * © 2016 Editorial Projects in Education * $4  INSIDE ESSA The New Federal K-12 Law With the ink barely dry, the Every Student Succeeds Act is both blueprint and work in progress BREAKING NEWS DAILY A New Era in K-12 Policy T he year-end passage and signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act represents more than just a rare bipartisan agreement on the part of the nation's chronically polarized policymakers. For the first time in more than a decade-and a half-century after enactment of the country's main K-12 law-Congress has redefined the federal role in elementary and secondary education. And it's done so in a way that aims to enhance the authority of states and school districts that had long chafed at the strictures of ESSA's predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act. Now comes the really hard part: implementation. A special report on ESSA in this issue of Education Week looks at what the law will mean for virtually every aspect of public schooling when it takes full effect in the 2017-18 academic year. Topics include accountability and testing, teacher quality, research, regulation, funding, early-childhood education, and thorny issues involving student groups that often lag behind their peers. See Pages 10-21. President Barack Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act, flanked by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and by its ranking member, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. OTHER NEWS: U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Outlined Standards for Administrators Union Case Before High Court Legislatures Set to Convene DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: The Department of Guidelines for the supervisors who oversee principals could help redefine the job. Arguments will focus on a precedent that lets teachers' unions charge nonmembers for a portion of dues. State lawmakers prepare for a busy season, with fiscal issues adding to the tensions in a number of places. > PAGE 22 > PAGE 22 Education shares its vision for how schools should use technology for teaching and learning. > PAGE 8 > PAGE 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - January 6, 2016

Education Week - January 6, 2016
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Wash. Ruling Could Inspire Charter Opponents Elsewhere
As New SAT Looms, Anxious Students Ramp Up Testing
Digital Directions: U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Calls Attention to ‘Digital-Use Divide’
Standards for Principals’ Bosses Sharpen Focus on Role
Blogs of the Week
Inside ESSA
High Stakes in Union-Fee Case Before Supreme Court
New K-12 Law Adds to Buzz as State Legislatures Set to Convene
Ed. Dept. Budget Sees Slight Boost In FY 2016 Deal
Blogs of the Week
Amanda VanDerHeyden, Matthew Burns, Rachel Brown, Mark R. Shinn, Stevan Kukic, Kim Gibbons, Ggeorge Batsche, & W. David Tilly: RTI Works (When It Is Implemented Correctly)
Ron Wolk: To Change Education, Change the Message
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
Paul Herdman: As Feds Step Back, The First State Steps Up

Education Week - January 6, 2016