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EDUCATION WEEK VOL. 34, NO. 2 | AUGUST 27, 2014 NATIONAL 1 Baltimore's Pay Experiment Gains Foothold 1 Leadership, Political Winds Buffet Advocacy Groups 1 Male Voices Dominate on Boards 1 'Balancing Act' for Mo. Schools Amid Unrest 1 Companies Competing to Improve Student Surveys in Evolving Market 6 A Long Journey From Honduras To Middle School in the U.S. 7 Polls Capture Public's Sour View Of Common Core State Standards 8 ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged; Participation Up DIGITAL DIRECTIONS 10 Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision For Virtual Reality in K-12 GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 17 Fiscal Recovery Buoys K-12 Budgets As 2014-15 Year Opens 17 Analysts Split on Policy Implications Should GOP Take Control of Senate 18 Latest Waiver Move Could Weaken Key Obama Priority COMMENTARY 22 GERALD N. TIROZZI: It's Déjà Vu All Over Again for Charter Schools 22 DANIEL GOLEMAN & PETER SENGE: Seeking the Big Picture: Systems Thinking for Schools 28 CHESTER E. FINN JR.: American Education in 2014: Where We've Come, What's Ahead Aaron Gonsalves, a student at the Jackson School, a school for DEPARTMENTS 4 News in Brief 5 Report Roundup 11, 19 Blogs of the Week 23 Letters 26 TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace TWITTER CHATS Join In >> BREAKING NEWS DAILY PHOTO GALLERY A Wet Route to School Head to Education Week's Full Frame photo blog for a gallery of images from Sajanpura Village in western India. Students there have a watery journey to school. If they want to learn, they have no choice but to trek through the Heran River. STORY PACKAGE New Faces, New Challenges This year, America's schools are projected to reach a demographic milestone: For the first time, a majority of students in K-12 schools will be children of color. Education Week's latest story package examines what that means for educators, students, and the school community. Online components include an audio story about a Georgia middle school with no racial majority, an interactive timeline of changes in immigration laws, and a form for readers to submit reflections on how racial demographics are playing out in their schools. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have launched a Twitter chat series. Join @educationweek the first and third Wednesday of each month at 8 p.m. for engaging discussions about issues affecting teachers. In the latest installment, educators shared advice for new teachers. www.edweek.or/go/twitter-teaching special-needs students in Victoria, Australia, tries out the Oculus Rift virtual-reality system. The school is using the system to provide short, structured lessons to support instruction. PAGE 10 PUBLISHING NOTE The next regular issue of Education Week will be dated Sept. 10. Reservations for advertising are due Aug. 27, and ad materials are due Aug. 29. 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. 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 9/3, 11/19, 11/26, 12/17, 12/24, 12/31/2014, and 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 4/29, 5/27, 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, and 8/12/2015, with an extra issue 1/8, 6/4, and 6/11/2015, 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. 34, Issue 2. Education Week is a registered trademark of Editorial Projects in Education Inc. Copyright © 2014 by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. All rights reserved. Luis Enrique Ascui/AP for Education Week http://www.edweek.or/go/twitter-teaching

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