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EDUCATIONWEEK VOL. 33, NO. 20 | FEBRUARY 5, 2014 PUBLISHING NOTE NATIONAL 1 State Votes Could Sway K-12 Policy 1 Teachers' Job Protections Debated As Calif. Trial Gets Underway 1 New Tool Gauges Lessons' Fidelity To Common Core 6 Snow Days Turn Into E-Learning Days For Some Schools 7 Report Highlights Weaknesses In Tracking School Sexual Abuse 9 Tip Lines Get a Fresh Look in School Safety Initiatives DIGITAL DIRECTIONS 1 Unfazed, Houston Embraces 1-to-1 Student Computing INDUSTRY & INNOVATION 8 Rise of Manufacturing Prompts New Efforts to Prepare Students GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 16 Obama Aims to Move Ball on K-12 Goals 16 Vouchers Bid for Lawmaker Attention 18 Pre-K Remains Hot State Policy Topic 19 State Chiefs Reaffirm Pledge to Safeguard Student Data 21 Obama Turns Focus to Implementing Education Agenda A NextEngine 3D machine scans materials in teacher John Niebergall's engineering class at Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Ore. The school put in place a program to teach students the technical skills they will need to land high-tech jobs in the manufacturing industry. PAGE 8 COMMENTARY 24 NICOLE GILLESPIE: Creating a National Network of STEM Teacher Leaders 24 DUNCAN YOUNG & SUSAN SZACHOWICZ: Responding When Principals Feel Squeezed 25 PAUL T. HILL: Why We're Studying Rural Schools 36 ANN EVANS DE BERNARD: When Is School Reform Not Reform? DEPARTMENTS 4 News in Brief 5 Report Roundup 10, 18 Blogs of the Week 26 Letters 28 TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace The next regular issue of Education Week will be dated Feb. 19. Reservations for advertising are due Feb. 5, and ad materials are due Feb. 7. On the Web: Keep up with the latest education news at Print subscribers receive free access to all online content, from breaking news, to Web-only commentaries and blogs, to 30-plus years of Education Week archives. FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the California Endowment, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the GE Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the HOPE Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the Lumina Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Panasonic Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. >> BREAKING NEWS DAILY WEBINAR Blending Math Instruction for Elementary Grades Thursday, Feb. 13, 1 p.m. ET Elementary math teachers are finding that a combination of digital curricula and face-to-face instruction is a successful strategy for helping younger students grasp math concepts. MULTIMEDIA War on Poverty To reflect on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson in January 1964, Education Week has launched an occasional series exploring its impact on the lives of children. The first installment includes the following interactive elements: TIMELINE: Explore major events in the War on Poverty DATA VISUALIZATION: Take a long-term look at child-poverty rates INTERACTIVE MAP: Track per-pupil state spending over the past 50 years View the entire package: edweek @EducationWeek google+ instagram youtube EDUCATION WEEK (ISSN 0277-4232) is published 37 times per year: weekly except 9/4, 11/20, 11/27, 12/18, 12/25/2013, and 1/1, 2/12, 3/19, 4/9, 4/30, 5/28, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, and 8/13/2014, with an extra issue in January, March, and June, by Editorial Projects in Education Inc., offices located at 6935 Arlington Rd., Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5287; (301) 280-3100. Subscriptions: U.S.: $89.94 for one year (37 issues). Canada: $155.94. Foreign: $228.94. Orders must be paid in U.S. dollars. Periodicals postage paid at Bethesda, Md., and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to EDUCATION WEEK, PO Box 3005, Langhorne, PA 19047. Vol. 33, Issue 20. Education Week is a registered trademark of Editorial Projects in Education Inc. Copyright © 2014 by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. All rights reserved. Printed on 45.6% post consumer recycled paper. Leah Nash for Education Week

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