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Education WEEk VOL. 34, NO. 11 | NOVEMBER 5, 2014 NATIONAL 1 Districts' Push Seeks to Aid Boys of Color 1 'Lucky Few' Served by War on Poverty College Programs 1 Charter Sector Is Confronting School Closures 1 Group Offers Peek at Text-Review Process 6 In Wash. School Tragedy, Gunman Defies 'Typical' Profile 7 Ohio Group Wins $1 Million Prize For College Attainment 9 DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Digital Tools Predict College Admissions, Link Employers GOVERNMENT & POLITICS 17 Thorny Higher Education Issues To Confront Next Congress 17 Early-Education Grants Draw Bids From States, Some Partisan Friction 18 K-12 Policy Evolving Amid Staff Turnover DEPARTMENTS 4 News in Brief 5 Report Roundup Blogs of the Week 8, 20 26 28 Letters TopSchoolJobs Recruitment Marketplace COMMENTARY 24 PETER CUNNINGHAM: An Open Letter to Randi Weingarten 24 MARY BRABECK & FRANK C. WORRELL: Best Practices for Assessing Teacher Education Programs 25 GEORGES C. BENJAMIN: Lessons From Ebola: How Schools Can Stay Healthy 32 BENEDICT CAREY: Put the Science of Learning In Teachers' Hands and Classrooms LIVE EVENT FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, 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. What the 2014 Election Results Mean for K-12 Policy Wednesday, Nov. 12, 12 noon ET Education Week and Gallup will host a post-election review at Gallup's Washington headquarters. The event, which will also be live-streamed on, will feature wide-ranging discussions on the 2014 election results and a keynote conversation with U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. Learn more and register: ELECTION 2014 >> BREAKING NEWS DAILY Complete Coverage On election night, Education Week's team of political reporters were following key contests. STATE LEVEL In all, 36 governorships were up for grabs, along with control of 46 state legislatures, seven state schools chiefs' spots, and nine state school boards. Visit the State EdWatch blog for updates and analysis on critical state races. FEDERAL LEVEL As of Nov. 4, control of the U.S. Senate hinged on the outcome in a few key showdowns-including in North Carolina, where education was a marquee topic. Visit the Politics K-12 blog for the latest on pivotal federal contests. Eric Hirsch, far right, the executive director of, talks with educators who are working with his organization to review texts on how well they align with the common standards. The group aims to post its reviews online this winter. PAGE 1 edweek @EducationWeek google+ instagram youtube 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 11. Education Week is a registered trademark of Editorial Projects in Education Inc. Copyright © 2014 by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. All rights reserved. Cassi Alexandra for Education Week

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