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Grimm is the student who was at the forefront of
the transgender-rights movement when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed in 2016 to take up an appeal
by the Gloucester County district of a lower court
ruling allowing him to use restrooms corresponding
with his gender identity.
The Supreme Court case centered on Obama administration guidance interpreting a Title IX regulation to require schools to allow transgender students
to use restrooms of their gender identity. When the
Trump administration rescinded that guidance, the
Supreme Court sent Grimm's case back to the lower
U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen ruled
last December that Grimm could still pursue his
case against the Gloucester County district even
though he graduated from high school last year because his suit sought nominal damages. -MARK WALSH
BLOG OF THE WEEK
Travis Brenda, a teacher at Rockcastle
County High School in Mt. Vernon, Ky.,
credits teachers for his primary win.
Teacher in Ky.
Virginia Governor Names New State
A former Virginia superintendent of the year was
named state superintendent of public instruction
Thursday by Gov. Ralph Northam.
Chesterfield County Superintendent James Lane
was named to the post, which had been filled on an interim basis since January when Steve Staples retired.
Over the next few years, Lane will guide implementation of new state and federal accreditation
standards that determine how well schools are performing.
Lane has led Chesterfield County schools, the fifth
largest district in the state, since 2016. Before that,
he was superintendent in Goochland and Middlesex
counties. He's worked also as a teacher and school
Illinois School Board Takes Control
Of Special Education in Chicago
Illinois' state board of education has taken on
sweeping authority to supervise special education in
the Chicago school district, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have
to approve any changes to the district's policies and
procedures in that area.
State officials took the action this month after
concluding that the district's 2016 overhaul of special education violated a swath of federal law and
The board also recommended that the district
change the way it creates legally mandated education programs for special ed. students and identify
students who may have had their services delayed
or denied because of the policy overhaul.
the school year, having lost school supplies
and materials, according to the report
from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Some said that
the move took time away from instructional planning in their new communities.
Students' challenges included an initial decline in reading scores that later rebounded.
Students from closed schools were also found
to be two months behind in math, a trend
that continued four years after the school
closures, according to the report by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research.
"National Survey on Supporting Struggling
Mathematics Learners in the Middle Grades"
In the 2016-17 school year, more than
half of the schools that served grades 6-8
provided math intervention classes all three
superintendent of the
Brevard County, Fla.,
school district, has been
chosen as the next CEO of
the New Teacher Center,
a nonprofit that mentors
across the country.
He replaces founder
Ellen Moir, who is
retiring after leading the
organization for 20 years.
was the chief school
for the Broward County,
Fla., district. He began
his career as a high
school math teacher.
MICHAEL KIRST will
ROGER LEON has been
be stepping down as
the president of the
California school board
when Gov. Jerry Brown's
tenure is over in January.
An emeritus professor
of education and
at Stanford University,
Kirst was first appointed
to the state board in
1975, during Brown's first
term as the Golden State
governor. He has advised
Brown on education
policy for 44 years.
Kirst worked on
the original version of
the Elementary and
Act in 1965, as an
aide in the federal
Office of Education
of what was then the
Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare.
selected as the first
locally chosen schools
chief of the Newark,
N.J., district in 22
years. He is a longtime
regained control of its
schools from the state
earlier this year.
years, finds a survey by the nonprofit Education Development Center.
The survey, based on a nationally representative sample of urban and suburban public schools, also found that only
21 percent of those classes focused just on
enhancing grade-level content; 35 percent
focused on helping students master foundational concepts from earlier grades, and
44 percent covered both.
More than half of the schools that offered
math remediation in at least one grade chose
students based on state test scores and
teacher recommendations. About 64 percent
of the intervention classes had fewer than
Less than a third of schools did not offer any
math-support classes. Most often, administrators reported they either lacked money or time
in the school schedule to support them. The
survey was part of the National Science Foundation's Strengthening Mathematics Intervention project.
-SARAH D. SPARKS
"The Summer After Kindergarten: Children's
Experiences by Socioeconomic
The average student loses one to three
months of learning over summer, and a
National Center for Education Statistics
report suggests one reason for the "summer slide:" Students from lower-income
homes engage in different activities than
their better-off peers.
The study found that in the summer after
kindergarten, 83 percent of children from lowincome households did not have regular care
arrangements with someone other than their
parents, compared to 70 percent of those from
non-poor homes. Higher-income students were
also more likely to attend summer camp, with
38 percent of nonpoor students attending a day
camp, compared to 13 percent of near-poor students and 7 percent of poor students.
Weeks after the teacher walkouts
in Kentucky, educators scored a surprising victory: High school math
teacher Travis Brenda defeated
Jonathan Shell, the House majority
floor leader, in the state primary
Brenda, who has never run for
public office before, won the Republican nomination last week against
Shell, who had co-authored the bill
that made controversial changes to
the state's public pension system
that covers teachers. The rushed
passage of the bill, which moves
new teachers to a hybrid pension
plan, enraged educators across the
state. They stormed the capitol several times this legislative session,
leaving their classrooms and forcing
dozens of schools to close.
In the wake of the widespread
activism this spring, teachers across
the country have been filing to run
for office. Forty current or former
Kentucky educators filed to run for
office this year. Sixteen of them faced
primaries last week, and of those,
seven won their races. Four Republican incumbents in Kentucky faced
a primary challenge from a teacher.
Shell, who was the only GOP incumbent to lose his race against a teacher,
was also the only one out of that
group to vote for the pension bill.
"They picked on the wrong group,"
Brenda said. "Not just the educators, but all state employees are
rising up, and we're not going to let
things be done to us."
Educators in other states are hoping to capitalize on the momentum
generated by the series of walkouts,
strikes, and protests in Arizona,
Colorado, Kentucky, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, and West Virginia this
spring. In West Virginia, where
teachers went on strike for nine
days, an incumbent Republican
state senator who was accused of
saying "nasty" things about teachers
and introducing bills that didn't
have teachers' best interests in
mind lost his primary race earlier
Brenda, who has been teaching for
20 years and is a fourth-generation
farmer, said that he credits teacher
support for his victory. He said it
sends a message that teachers and
other public employees won't be
-MADELINE WILL & ASSOCIATED PRESS
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Education Week - May 30, 2018
Education Week - May 30, 2018
News in Brief
Number of Librarians Plummets in Schools, Data Find
A Growing Vision Problem Is Hidden in Plain Sight
Another School in Anguish
The 10 Lives Lost>
Santa Fe Shooting Sparks Debate on School Design
Heated Comments Highlight Divisions in Wake of School Shooting
Survey of K-3 Teachers Captures Affinity With Pre-K Colleagues
Schools See New Dilemma in Teens Who Cyberbully Themselves
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Gamers Are the New School Athletes: The Rise of Esports
Trump Panel Slammed on Pace Of School Safety Work
DeVos Deflects Criticism At Capitol Hill Hearing
State Restrictions on School Choice Earn Ed. Sec.’s Ire
Jeannine Diddle Uzzi: Math Is a Language. Let’s Teach It That Way
Natalia Kucirkova: Is Silicon Valley Standardizing Learning?
Carolyn R. Hodges & Olga M. Welch: The Face of Leadership
TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
Michael J. Petrilli: A Fair and Effective Approach to School Discipline
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Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Contents
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - News in Brief
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Report Roundup
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Number of Librarians Plummets in Schools, Data Find
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 7
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - A Growing Vision Problem Is Hidden in Plain Sight
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 9
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Another School in Anguish
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - The 10 Lives Lost>
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 12
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Santa Fe Shooting Sparks Debate on School Design
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Heated Comments Highlight Divisions in Wake of School Shooting
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Survey of K-3 Teachers Captures Affinity With Pre-K Colleagues
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 16
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 17
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Schools See New Dilemma in Teens Who Cyberbully Themselves
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Gamers Are the New School Athletes: The Rise of Esports
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - DeVos Deflects Criticism At Capitol Hill Hearing
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - State Restrictions on School Choice Earn Ed. Sec.’s Ire
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Natalia Kucirkova: Is Silicon Valley Standardizing Learning?
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Carolyn R. Hodges & Olga M. Welch: The Face of Leadership
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Letters
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 25
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - 27
Education Week - May 30, 2018 - Michael J. Petrilli: A Fair and Effective Approach to School Discipline
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