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Education WEEk VOL. 33, NO. 35 | JUNE 11, 2014 COLLEGE ACCESS FOR ALL NATIONAL 1 Teacher, School Accountability Systems Shaken Up 1 Schools Brace for Start Of 'Smart Snack' Rules 1 Writing Centers Seek To Unlock Creativity 1 U.S. Students Get Top Scores For Sleepiness 6 From Catholic to Charter: Conversion of Schools Draws Scrutiny 8 N.Y.C. Parents Navigate Prekindergarten Enrollment Maze 10 GALLUP SURVEY: District Leaders Split On Common Core 12 Indianapolis District Hosts Contest for Innovative Schools INDUSTRY & INNOVATION 1 Phila. Funding Crisis Threatens Experimentation DIGITAL DIRECTIONS 14 $10,000 Price Tag Put on Nevada Parent's Data Request GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 24 Pension-Overhaul Plan In California Has Districts on Edge 24 Okla., S.C. Back Off From Common Core DEPARTMENTS 4 News in Brief 5 Report Roundup 15, 26 Blogs of the Week 35 Letters 36 TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace Mater Beach Academy 3rd graders, from left, Gabriel Galan, Jason Salduende-Munoz, Thomas Valenziano, Sebastian Orozco, and Kevin Guette, play a video game at the Miami Beach, Fla., school. In 2010, the academy switched from being a Catholic to a charter school. PAGE 6 First lady Michelle Obama is one of six contributors to this special Commentary section on how to encourage more students-especially minority and lowincome youths-to apply to, stick with, and succeed in higher education. See Pages 30-35, 40. 30 KARINA MADRIGAL: The Promise of a Dual-Enrollment Program 30 NICOLÁS GONZÁLEZ: ' When Policy Creates Opportunity ' 31 HEATH E. MORRISON: College Prep Is Career Prep 32 LINDSEY E. MALCOLM-PIQUEUX: Colleges Must Reach Out to Students 32 SHIRLEY FRANKLIN: A Former Mayor Reflects on Higher Education's Impact 34 VOICES: What Are Your Priorities for Improving Higher Education Access? 40 MICHELLE OBAMA: Michelle Obama to Students: With Hard Work, My Story Can Be Yours PUBLISHING NOTE >> BREAKING NEWS DAILY AUDIO FEATURE CEOs Speak Out Three ed-tech company CEOs-Jack Lynch of Renaissance Learning, Jane Swift of Middlebury Interactive Languages, and Bill Goodwyn of Discovery Education-discuss the challenges and opportunities of working with K-12 schools. LIVE CHAT Solving School Problems Using Crowdsourcing and Hackathons Friday, June 13, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET Join Steven Hodas, executive director, Innovate NYC Schools, to learn how you can solve some of your toughest educational or organizational problems with "user-centered design," an approach used by NASA, Netflix, and the New York City public schools. www/ PD WEBINARS Emotional Resilience for Educators Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5 to 6 p.m. ET Instructional coach Elena Aguilar will provide practical strategies to help teachers develop social-emotional skills that can help them avoid burnout, get out of professional "ruts," and in general bring greater joy and resourcefulness to their work. The Highly Motivating Classroom Monday, June 23, 2014, 5 to 6 p.m. ET Noted author Kathleen Cushman will offer practical illustrations of what "draws students into a learning challenge, helps them persist through difficulties, and brings them to mastery," interweaving teacher reflections, student feedback, and commentary from learning scientists. The next regular issue of Education Week will be dated July 9. Reservations for advertising are due May 28, and ad materials are due May 30. 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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 35. 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. Josh Ritchie for Education Week

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