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EDUCATION WEEK 6/, ./s*5,9  A Note to Our Readers BRE AKING NEWS DAILY AMERICAN EDUCATION'S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD s© 2016 Editorial Projects in Education s$ 4 Data Loom Large in Quest for New School-Quality Indicator States look hard at what's required to meet ESSA's mandate By Daarel Burnette II States scrambling to come up with more nuanced ways to measure school quality under the new federal K-12 law are running smack into an old problem: how to make sure they have the right data. The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that states-in addition to using English-language proficiency, graduation rates, and scores on statewide achievement tests-add at least one new indicator of school quality or student success, such as school climate, chronic absenteeism, discipline, or college and career readiness. For many states, adding that new indicator may mean spending more on data systems and collection, avoiding approaches that might demand too much of a data lift, or picking something off the shelf rather than crafting a more challenging indicator, because the information isn't easily available. Complicating the matter, the law requires that the data for the new school-quality indicator must be valid, reliable, and comparable across districts, and that officials be able to break out the information by student demographics. That presents a challenge for state education agencies that want to pick indicators that use classroom observations or teacher and parent surveys to measure schoolwide indicators. Those might include whether parents feel engaged or if teachers are participating in effective PAGE 27 > VER 1 Detroit District Splits To Shore Up Schools By Corey Mitchell Special Reports Have Prime Place as Education Week Evolves 1 EDUCA ATION NW One of the nation's most troubled school districts is now two. Under controversial legislation pushed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the Detroit school system is now divided into two separate entities: a new district tasked with educating the city's 46,000 regular public school students; and the old district, left intact solely to pay off hundreds of millions lions of dollars in debt. Detroit is probably the first school system in the nation to adopt the approach, said Michael Griffith, a senior school finance analyst with the Education Commission of the States. The change is meant to allow the new district to devote more of its money to educating students. Under the old system, nearly $1,100 per student in state funding went toward retiring the district's crushing SPECIAL Alyssa Schukar for Education Week REPORT 2016 EEK TECHNOL > Teach ingg Amer ica's Englis h-Language 0!'% Dose of Empathy Found To Cut Suspension Rates Education Week, which marks its 35th anniversary with the start of the 2016-17 school year, has continued to evolve to best serve you, our readers. We've always looked for new ways to track and explain news and Masteerrin trends in American education during the past three-plus decades of ferment in pre-K-12 policy. As a print inng the LLa nguage TRANSFORMING the CLASS subscriber, you can tap into our full array of online resources at, from breaking news and ROOM wide-ranging opinion, to video and multimedia, to special reporting packages and our unparalleled archives. As the evolution of Education Week continues, our mix of 37 print issues in 2016-17 will now include six topical special reports presented in a stand-alone magazine format that lets us showcase our distinctive deep-dive reporting on subjects of particular interest. Watch for delivery of your Education Week "magazine" issues (just under 8½ by 11 inches in size) on these topics as part of your print subscription: Betty Torres, a high school senior from Mission, Texas, talks with fellow ellow student stu Rob Schaefer, from St. Louis, on the University of Notre Dame campus. Both are in a summer program that acquaintss academ academically promising high schoolers with college life. Vol. 35 Ű Issue May 11, 30 2016 Learners Vol. 35 Ű Issue 35 June 9, 2016 By Sarah D. Sparks First-Generation College-Goers -Go Try Campus Life "R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to me." In schools working to reduce suspension rates, teachers could take a cue from Aretha Franklin: Considering how young people view respect can greatly improve classroom management, new studies show. A one-time intervention to help teachers and students empathize with each other halved the number of suspensions at five diverse California middle schools, and helped students who had previously been suspended feel more connected at school, according to Stanford University research published in April in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Changing the mindset of one teacher can change the social experience of that child's entire world," said Summer Programs Help Students Like Betty Torres orres Brave B the Leap to Higher Ed. By Catherine Gewertz South Bend, Ind. AP Betty Torres did her best to be brave as she packed up to leave her workingclass Texas border town. An academic powerhouse at 16, she felt ready for her summer courses at elite colleges in New England and the Midwest. But when her dad left her at the airport in San Anto- nio, she crumpled a little in inside. "He waited in thee airpo airport until I got through security. I could ould see se him from the nt, 'Oh, 'Oh no, Dad, don't other side. And I went, leave me!' " the rising ng high school senior recalled, putting herr hand han on her heart arted having second and laughing. "I started thoughts." Second thoughts like: ke: Ho How am I going to do this? I'm a Latina a from a humble fam- ily; will I fit in? Can I handle the workload? Will I get lost? Eating breakfast in a noisy dining hall at the University of Notre Dame the following week, in late June, Betty had regained her trademark cheerful composure. The aspiring neurologist had 0!'% FAFSA: Will earlier filing mean quicker financial-aid decisions? PAGE 14 By Christina A. Samuels B K-12 IN THE CAMPAIGNS Dig into where presumptive Democratic and Republican presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on education issues as Education Week gets ready to cover the party conventions. PAGES 22 AND 23 > PAGE 20> Vouchers ou Put Some Parents in Squeeze on Spec. Ed. Rights Bernadette rn Kerrigan was concerned, though gh not alarmed, when her daughter Emma ma was identified as having dyslexia and dyscalculia dy as a 1st grader. A mother m of two, Kerrigan had stretched her bu budget to buy a home in an affluent suburb r of Cleveland, in large part because TEACHERS AS of the quality of the school district. The teachers there would certainly be qualified, she thought, to help her daughter overcome her struggles with reading and math. But to get the help she felt her child needed, Kerrigan said she had to make a choice she had never considered-and which would require her to give up some protections under federal education law. 0!'% RISK TAKERS EDUCATION WEEK CONFIDENCE INDEXTECH sEffective approaches to personalized learning (Oct. 19); sTeaching reading in the digital age (Nov. 9); sNavigating the new landscape of curriculum resources (March 29, 2017); sSmart strategies for teacher PD (April 26); and sAssessment at a crossroads (May 24). Your subscription also includes three signature Education Week annual reports in a magazine format: Quality Counts, focused this year on what states and districts are doing to make the Every Student Succeeds Act a reality (Jan. 4, 2017); Leaders To Learn From, our spotlight on innovative and effective district-level leadership (Feb. 22); and Technology Counts, which will explore the state of digital learning (June 14). The Counts reports will include the kinds of benchmark data and indices educators have come to rely on. All three annual reports and six topical special reports will also be available online with web-exclusive features and related resources. REGULAR ISSUES. Continue to look, meanwhile, for oneof-a-kind Education Week reporting, analysis, research, special projects, information graphics, and news summaries in 28 regular issues throughout the year. You'll find, for instance, fresh insights into the field's pressing issues-from student discipline to perceptions of the common core-through exclusive data-driven journalism from education's top beat reporters. FRESH OPINION. Stay current on pre-K-12's most thoughtful, and thought-provoking, opinion in Education Week's Commentary section. We take no editorial positions, but we want Education Week to be your mustread source-online and in print-for the voices and viewpoints that drive a lively but civil discourse on the challenges, successes, and future direction of education. MULTIPLE PLATFORMS. Starting with the launch of in 1996, we've embraced new media platforms to bring you the news and analysis you need in the formats most convenient for you. Even though "Week" is in our name, we publish more uals NING, EXPL from the Carnegie AIN AINED PAGE 18 MAPPING LA LANG UAGE '..        an array of ho   home languages. PAGE 5 EARLY STAR .  U T        '..      F PAGE 7 MAKING IT 'ACTIVE' A brand-new survey examines teacher perspectives on the status of ed tech. Most schools struggle to make the transition from "passive" to "active" digital learning. PAGE 6 Produced with support sMoving the needle on student achievement (Sept. 28); ENGLISH LEAR Are biling INED D smarter? ð M* Teacher-innova omi    Becom ming ing ng g  use digital tools tors   O O OPA PAGE AGE 3 to experiment, create, and bolster learning . PAGE 10 See new Education Week Research data on how Center educators view themselves as classroom-t ech users. PAGE 4 In her public school, Emma repeated 1st grade, but was still behind. One school year turned into two, and then three. By 4th grade, Emma was years behind her peers academically, with the district saying that things were just about to click. Meanwhile, Emma was coming home exhausted. Homework took PAGE 16 Corporation of New York than 40 articles and other content online each weekday. You can't find this breadth of pre-K-12 coverage anywhere else, and it's yours, as a subscriber, to access at any time, on every device. SUBSCRIBERS' ACCESS. 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Education Week - September 7, 2016
Are Dual-Enrollment Programs Being Oversold?
Inclusive Classes Have Downsides, Researchers Find
For New Kindergartners, a Whirlwind Introduction
Report Roundup
Tax Boosts to Aid K-12 Up for Vote
News in Brief
Amid Shortage Fears, States Ease Teacher-Licensing Rules
Rating Materials for Reading
Longer Day, Year Required for Many Head Start Programs
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Parent Group Sees Education Technology ‘Threats’
Draft ESSA Funding Rules Unveiled
Trump Taps Indiana Lawmaker’s Staffer To Craft Plan on School Choice
Amid School-Closure Worries, Mich. Lists Low-Performers
NICHOLAS C. DONOHUE: Don’t Fix High Schools, Transform Them
BARBARA DUFFIELD: How ESSA May Help Homeless Students
NITA LOWEY: ‘Books, Not Bullets’
T opSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
ALFIE KOHN: Bullying the Bully
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Tax Boosts to Aid K-12 Up for Vote
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Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Contents
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - News in Brief
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - 5
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Rating Materials for Reading
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Longer Day, Year Required for Many Head Start Programs
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Parent Group Sees Education Technology ‘Threats’
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Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Trump Taps Indiana Lawmaker’s Staffer To Craft Plan on School Choice
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Amid School-Closure Worries, Mich. Lists Low-Performers
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Education Week - September 7, 2016 - BARBARA DUFFIELD: How ESSA May Help Homeless Students
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - NITA LOWEY: ‘Books, Not Bullets’
Education Week - September 7, 2016 - Letters
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Education Week - September 7, 2016 - T opSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace
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Education Week - September 7, 2016 - ALFIE KOHN: Bullying the Bully
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