Education Week - February 20, 2013 - (Page Cover1)

Education WEEk VOL. 32, NO. 21 • FEBRUARY 20, 2013 ▲ AM E R ICAN E DUCATION’S N EWS PAPE R OF R ECOR D • © 2013 Editorial Projects in Education • $4 BREAKING NEWS DAILY ADVERTISEMENT ECRA Group Launches Comprehensive School Improvement Model Be Effective & Efficient E CR A focuse s on aligning leadership recruitment and development, strategic planning, assessment, and analytics to empower organizations to be more effective. Attention Newly-Appointed Superintendents E CR A Group & HYA Executive Search Division provide “transition programs” to improve student learning, achievement, and district culture: Strategic Planning Dashboards & Scorecards Board/Superintendent Development Local Growth Model 360 Evaluation Visit ECRA & HYA at the AASA National Conference on Education Topics of Interest HYA Continues to Lead the Field in Executive Recruitment ECRA Provides Innovative Approach to Growth and Value-Added Models Back page ECRA Featured Solutions Inside Front Page Inside Back Page ECRA & AASA School Solutions Partners 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 180 | Rosemont, IL 60018 | 847.318.0072 |

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - February 20, 2013

Education Week - February 20, 2013
Charter Schools’ Discipline Policies Face Scrutiny
Obama Pressing Boost for Pre-K
Remedial Placements Found to Be Overused
Teachers Already Armed in Some Districts
News in Brief
Report Roundup
More Mergers of Teachers’ Union Affiliates Occurring
Accrediting Body Unveils Teacher-Prep Proposal
FOCUS ON: NUTRITION: USDA Wants Limits on Junk Foods Sold In Vending Machines
Leadership Changing for Science Groups
INDUSTRY & INNOVATION: K-12 Potential Seen for College ‘E-Advisers’
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: High School Debating Takes a Digital Turn
Study: Cities Face Growing Stock of Shuttered Schools
Blogs of the Week
Grant Aid Eyed to Boost Kindergarten Assessments
Jeb Bush-Linked Group Gnawed On By Watchdog
Policy Brief
Wyoming Officials Feud Over Who Calls Shots on K-12
Texas School Financing Battle Seen Continuing, Despite Ruling
As NCLB Waivers Take Hold, Revision of Law Remains Up in Air
State of the States
SUSAN SENATOR: Train Students With Autism for Life
BETH RABBITT: On Behalf of the Student Nomads
From the Web
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
PAUL KIMMELMAN: Learning From Military Leadership

Education Week - February 20, 2013