King's challenges, ESSA, and Hour of Code: The week's most-read education news
This week, Education Dive took a look at the challenges — and there are plenty — facing John King as he assumes the role of acting secretary of education following Arne Duncan's departure. King, of course, takes the nation's educational reins as a new law governing K-12, the Every Student Succeeds Act, takes effect. That law, which replaces the much-maligned No Child Left Behind Act, marked a significant bipartisan effort in both chambers of Congress, leading President Barack Obama to describe it as "a Christmas miracle" during its signing Thursday.
Not to be overshadowed, this week also marked the annual Computer Science Education Week. And though the week is drawing to a close, it's never too late to introduce your students to coding. Check out our guide for more details on how to get the ball rolling.
Meanwhile in higher ed, a new report from Chegg Enrollment Services and mStoner suggests that college admissions officers might have a disconnect when it comes to what they think prospective students want and their actual preferences.
Be sure to check out our look at student privacy allegations against Google and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- 8 major challenges acting ed secretary John King will face in 2016: King takes office Jan. 1 as acting secretary of education, and the stakes are high in K-12 and higher education as the Obama presidency winds down.
- Every Student Succeeds Act signed into law: President Barack Obama praised the bipartisan effort behind the bill, calling the signing "a Christmas miracle."
- How can your school participate in the Hour of Code?: Participating in Computer Science Education Week at your school or district is easier than you might expect.
- Are admissions officers in touch with prospective students' preferences?: A new report from Chegg Enrollment Services and mStoner shows a disconnect between what prospective students want and what colleges think they do.
- Is Google spying on students?: An FTC complaint from the Electronic Frontier Foundation alleges student privacy violations, but Google says it remains in compliance with the law.
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