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EDUCATIONWEEK VOL. 33, NO. 27 | APRIL 2, 2014 NATIONAL 1 Mass. Advised to Establish Higher Goals 1 Local STEM Hubs Emerge to Bolster Math, Science Education 1 New State Laws Revive Focus on Child Abuse 6 Pre-K Suspension Data Shines Spotlight on Interventions 8 Tenn. Teachers' Union Takes Evaluation Fight Into the Courtroom 9 State Board Rescinds Plan To Tie Licenses to Test Data 10 Formative Assessment Seen as Key in Common-Core Era 10 Initiative in Ore. District Aims to 'Capture Data' on Written Work INDUSTRY & INNOVATION 1 K12 Inc. Building a New Brand For Some Services 16 Ed-Tech Startups Navigate the Hard Market Realities for Sustaining Success DIGITAL DIRECTIONS 1 Khan Academy Lessons Linked To Common-Core Standards DEPARTMENTS 4 News in Brief 5 Report Roundup 11, 25 Blogs of the Week 30 Letters 32 TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace >> BREAKING NEWS DAILY WEBINAR More Time for Reading: How Florida Schools Are Using a Longer Day to Bolster Literacy Instruction Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 2 p.m. ET Early results suggest an initiative in Florida to add an extra hour to the school day for intensive reading instruction may be paying off. In this webinar, a curriculum director and principal from the state share their strategies for making the most of the additional time. MULTIMEDIA Common-Core Bills and Executive Orders Follow state-level developments related to the Common Core State Standards with this updated interactive tracker. VIDEO War on Poverty A single mother of four describes the faith she is putting in education, for herself and her children, as she maps a future beyond the public housing project where they live. 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. ON THE WEB: GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 22 Illinois Governor's Race Puts Unions in 'Tight Spot' 22 Chief of House Panel Vows Push To Boost Special Education Aid COMMENTARY 28 TIA SUKIN, W. ALAN NICEWANDER, PHOEBE WINTER, HOWARD MITZEL, LISA KELLER, & MATT SCHULZ: Take the Time to Evaluate Teacher Evaluation 28 MICHAEL KING: Why Data Is Education's 'Killer App' 29 WILLIAM J. SIMS: Teacher Quality Is a National-Security Issue 30 Q&A: An Interview With James W. Pellegrino on Assessment 36 CHRISTOPHER L. DOYLE: Education in a Post-Literate Age 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 27. 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. Cari Vander Yacht for Education Week

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