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NEWS IN BRIEF
Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor
Of Administrator in Equal-Pay Case
Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP
Ruling in the case of a California administrator, a
federal appeals court has issued a landmark decision
that prior salary-whether alone or in combination
with other factors-may not justify a difference in pay
between male and female workers doing the same job.
The ruling under the federal Equal Pay Act of 1963
came this month in the case of Aileen Rizo, a former
middle school and high school math teacher who was
hired by the Fresno County, Calif., Office of Education
as a math consultant.
The education office had a standard procedure of
basing pay for new hires on their most recent prior
salary, adding a small percentage, and placing the
hire on the corresponding step of its salary schedule.
Rizo had been earning $52,000 as a math teacher
in Arizona before accepting the Fresno County job
at a salary of $62,133. She later learned that her
male colleagues had been hired as math consultants at salaries more than $10,000 higher, though
a woman was hired at $76,414.
2018 National Teacher of the Year
Noted for Work With Refugee Students
Mandy Manning, who teaches English and math
to newly arrived refugee and immigrant students
Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash., was
named the 2018 National Teacher of the Year.
Manning, who has taught for the past 18 years
and is a National Board-certified teacher, said her
goal during her term as National Teacher of the
Year is to encourage educators, community members, and policymakers to make an effort to reach
out to students and get to know their stories-and
also provide students the opportunities to experience things they haven't before.
The other three finalists in the recognition
program organized by the Council of Chief State
School Officers were: Amy Andersen, an American
Sign Language teacher in New Jersey, Kara Ball,
an elementary teacher from the Department of Defense Education Activity, and Jonathan Juravich,
an art teacher in Ohio.
California Officials Agree on Plan
To Satisfy Ed. Dept. on ESSA
Two years after the California board of education
started working to satisfy the Every Student Succeeds Act, members have agreed to submit a plan.
It came together this month, after much back-and-
Fairview High School
students leave Keck
Field at the Erie County,
Pa., school after taking
part in a walkout.
Thousands of students
across the country
assembled on football
fields, parks, and town
squares last Friday, the
19th anniversary of the
Columbine High School
shooting in Colorado, in
which 13 students and
teachers were killed. It
was the second national
student walkout against
gun violence since the
school shooting that left
17 dead in Parkland, Fla.
The survey is based on a nationally
representative sample of 1,825 teachers.
n Strongly agree
n Somewhat agree
n Somewhat disagree
n Strongly disagree
I have sufficient
I have sufficient
NOTE: Percentages may not add up
to 100 due to rounding.
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Oklahoma Teachers' Union Shuts Down
Walkout, Despite Some Resistance
Oklahoma teachers returned to their classrooms
last week, ending a nine-day statewide walkout.
The Oklahoma Education Association decided
to stop the strike, saying that teachers had
"achieved all that we will be able to accomplish
this legislative session."
TEACHERS' VIEWS ON TIME FOR COLLABORATION
Teachers in high-poverty schools collaborate
just as much as teachers in low-poverty
schools, according to a RAND Corp. survey.
But teachers in both groups say they didn't
have enough time to do it.
forth with the U.S. Department of Education.
In December, federal officials told state officials
that their plan to satisfy ESSA still needed work.
Board members focused on aligning their ESSA
plan with the state Local Control Funding Formula.
But the formula requires the state to find and help
low-performing districts, while ESSA requires
states to identify and aid individual schools.
The final plan says California will separately report both academic performance and change in academic performance over time to the federal government.
-TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
In a Facebook poll, however, almost 7,000 people
said they would not consider the walkout to be over
without securing additional school funding.
The union estimates that the effort has secured $479
million in education funding for the next school year.
That includes a $6,100 pay raise for teachers. Still,
that's less than what the union had initially asked for,
which included a $10,000 pay raise over three years.
Meanwhile, teachers in Arizona voted in favor
of a walkout and teachers in Colorado were considering whether to strike
Appointed School Boards Pass Muster
Under Voting Rights Act, Court Rules
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge
under the Voting Rights Act to Chicago's mayorally
appointed school board, holding that nothing in the
text of the 1965 federal law requires any public office
to be elective.
A group of voters alleged that the state law enabling the mayor to appoint the board of educa-
"State of Preschool Yearbook 2017"
More young children are enrolled in statefunded early-childhood-education programs
across the country, the National Institute for
Early Education Research says in its latest annual report, but only Alabama, Michigan, and
Rhode Island meet all the organization's new
benchmarks for quality.
The report, issued last week, found that 10
states enrolled more than 50 percent of 4-yearolds in state-funded preschool in 2016-17, while
five states enrolled more than 70 percent. On
average, states served more than a third of
their 4-year-olds in those programs. That's an
increase from 2002, when three states and the
District of Columbia enrolled more than a third
Although states spent more on pre-K last academic year, per-pupil spending has actually gone
down since 2002, when adjusted for inflation.
The report also notes wide disparities among
states in pre-K per-pupil funding. -MARVA HINTON
TITLE I ASSISTANCE
"Study of Title I Schoolwide and Targeted
A nationwide study of the $15.8 billion Title I
program finds that many school leaders aren't
making the most of the grant's flexibility.
Title I grants can be used in two ways. One
way is targeted Title I programs, which must
go to supports and materials for students
identified as low-achieving or from a vulnerable population. But schools where at least
40 percent of all students are low-achieving
can choose to become a schoolwide program
and combine federal, state, and local funds-
an option chosen by 77 percent of schools in
Researchers at the American Institutes for
Research found, however, that only 6 percent
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - April 25, 2018
Education Week - April 25, 2018
Facing Hard Facts on College and Career
School Choice Proves Scarce in ESSA Plans
After a Shooting in Her Classroom, Teacher Re-evaluates School Safety
Pension Woes Have Teachers On Front Lines
News in Brief
Discipline Gaps—and Ways to Close Them —Get Scrutiny
Parents Lash Out at District Over Shooting
Arizona Teachers Set to Strike Over School Funding and Pay
Schools With Confederate Ties Slowly Shed Their Names
U.S. Students Surprise on New Exam Of Online Reading
NAEP: Gaps Widen Between High Fliers And Low Scorers
Ed. Dept. Policing ESSA Assessment Rule On Special Education
Federal Special Ed. Chief Aims to Foster Partnership
School Shootings Reverberate On Capitol Hill
Ian Rowe: What NAEP Scores Aren’t Telling Us
In Conversation John Urschel: From the NFL to MIT
Rebecca Kolins Givan & Pamela Whitefield: Teacher Pay Isn’t the Whole Story
Thomas Toch: 35 Years After ‘A Nation at Risk,’ Education Is Still Going in the Wrong Direction
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Pension Woes Have Teachers On Front Lines
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Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Contents
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Report Roundup
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - 5
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Discipline Gaps—and Ways to Close Them —Get Scrutiny
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Arizona Teachers Set to Strike Over School Funding and Pay
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Schools With Confederate Ties Slowly Shed Their Names
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Education Week - April 25, 2018 - U.S. Students Surprise on New Exam Of Online Reading
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - NAEP: Gaps Widen Between High Fliers And Low Scorers
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Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Federal Special Ed. Chief Aims to Foster Partnership
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - School Shootings Reverberate On Capitol Hill
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Education Week - April 25, 2018 - In Conversation John Urschel: From the NFL to MIT
Education Week - April 25, 2018 - Rebecca Kolins Givan & Pamela Whitefield: Teacher Pay Isn’t the Whole Story
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