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Education WEEk VOL. 33, NO. 32 | MAY 21, 2014 NATIONAL 1 State Plans for Testing Fragmented 1 Arts Program Shows Promise In Special Ed. Classes 1 'Parent Trigger' Hits Slow Lane in Legislatures 1 Bias Detected in Classroom Observations 1 Principal Evaluation Presents Difficulties 6 For Dropouts, Multitude of Factors Drive Them Away From School 6 Latinos Most Segregated Students In Public Schools 10 Researchers Advise Caution On Value-Added Models INDUSTRY & INNOVATION 7 Baltimore and Boston Orchestrating Efforts to Build Ed-Tech Hubs DIGITAL DIRECTIONS 8 Indiana Data Network Draws Opposition 8 FCC Seeks Input on 'Open' Web Rule GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 18 Waiver-Renewal Twist Centers On Teacher Evaluations 18 Pre-K Funding, Enrollment Landscape Seen Shifting 19 Senate Panel OKs Early-Education Bill DEPARTMENTS 4 News in Brief 4 Report Roundup 8, 21 Blogs of the Week 24 Letters 27 TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace 22 NICHOLAS A. FISCHER: How to Build a Better Teacher Evaluation 23 CAROL LLOYD: Confessions From the Field-Testing Ranks 28 BARBARA CERVONE & KATHLEEN CUSHMAN: Putting Heart Into High School: Embracing Social-Emotional Learning Baltimore and Boston are playing host to several ed-tech startups. Jess Gartner, the CEO and founder of a resource-management system, is photographed in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood. PAGE 7 PUBLISHING NOTE The next regular issue of Education Week will be dated June 4. Reservations for advertising are due May 21, and ad materials are due May 23. 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. COMMENTARY 22 DEBORAH STIPEK & MICHAEL LOMBARDO: Retention May Cause More Problems Than It Solves MULTIMEDIA Education Week's special coverage of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling includes an interactive map of school desegregation plans and videos of three figures who had front-row seats in desegregation cases. The entire collection is available at >> BREAKING NEWS DAILY WEBINAR Making Curricular Decisions For the Common Core Wednesday, May 21, 2 p.m. ET One school district in Florida and another in California faced the same problem: They needed new curricula for the common core. But they solved that problem in very different ways. CHAT Accommodations and the Common-Core Assessments Thursday, May 29, 3 p.m. ET Accessibility experts will discuss the support features available on forthcoming commoncore tests and how they will change the testing experience for students with special needs and English-learners. edweek @EducationWeek google+ instagram youtube 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. 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 32. 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. Matt Roth for Education Week

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