Education Week - July 19, 2017 - 3
JULY 19, 2017
1 New Union Battlefield: Charters
1 More Schools Battle Poverty, But Should They?
1 Thousands of ELLs Fall Short
On Test of Language Skills
1 Clash Over Study Involving Sign Language
6 Social-Emotional-Learning Researchers
Seek Educator Input
22 Karin Chenoweth:
What 'Unexpected' Schools Do
That Other Schools Don't
22 Paul Hill:
Beware the Four-Day School-Week Trap
28 Megan Coval:
If the Trump Administration Moves Student
Loans, What Does It Need to Know First?
Swikar Patel/Education Week
VOL. 36, NO. 37
PUBLISHING NOTE: The next regular issue of Education Week will be dated Aug. 23.
Reservations for advertising are due Aug. 9, and ad materials are due Aug. 11.
7 Principals Are Loath to Give
Their Teachers Bad Ratings
8 Is There Really a 'Skills Gap'?
Personalized Learning Gets a Fresh Push
11 Personalized Learning: 'A Cautionary Tale'
Set to Retire
4 News in Brief
5 Report Roundup
With this print edition, Education Week says
farewell to its longtime executive editor,
Gregory M. Chronister, who is retiring after
more than three decades with the newspaper.
Chronister, who possesses an encyclopedic
knowledge of education policy and wields a
meticulous editor's pen, helped Education
Week become the leading national source
covering K-12 news, policy, and practice. He
worked on roughly 1,300 print issues of
Education Week, edited tens of thousands of
stories for print and online, and shaped the
careers of more than 100 journalists.
While this is indeed a turning point in
Education Week's history, Chronister has left
an indelible mark that will ensure the news
organization's high journalistic standards
and impact on the field.
26 TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
18 States Bristle as Ed. Dept. Rolls Out
18 K-12 Funding Entangled in States' Budget Drama
19 Health-Care Overhaul: The States for K-12
20 K-12 and the U.S. Supreme Court: 2016-17 Term
21 K-12 Panel Advances Budget Bill
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for Public Education.
Illustration by Art Lien
Facebook CEO Mark
Zuckerberg and his
Chan, have launched
an initiative to support
School's Out for Summer-
And That's a Problem
A shortage of affordable summer
programs is hurting students,
especially those from low-income
families, says Christina K. Hanger,
an afterschool advocate.
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The Disparate Impact
Of School Closings
School closings can be disruptive for
students and communities. Reporter
Denisa Superville shares the latest
data on where schools are closing
and which students are likely to be