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School Districts Update Professional Development

Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective. (April 26, 2017)

Smart Strategies for Teacher PD

Teachers Like Common Planning Time, Survey Shows

Nearly 60 percent of teachers said they had some or a lot of input on their professional development. Teachers also said they appreciated time for collaboration and new-teacher coaching. (April 26, 2017)

Trump to Issue Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

(April 25, 2017)

New York City Plans to Expand Preschool to 3-Year-Olds

(April 25, 2017)

Trump's First 100 Days: How Does He Stack Up to Obama, Bush?

(April 24, 2017)

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  • Technical education instructor John Juckem leads a class in the newly built machine shop at Sheboygan North High School in Sheboygan, Wis. —Narayan Mahon for Education Week
  • Colin Fessler, center, adjusts a microscope in his 10th grade science class at Kohler High School in the neighboring district of Kohler. —Narayan Mahon for Education Week
  • In nearby Sheboygan Falls, 11th grader Dylan Thiel waters plants in one of the newly constructed “hoop houses,” or greenhouses, at Sheboygan Falls High School. —Narayan Mahon for Education Week

Do Private Donations Reinforce Disparities?

An Education Week analysis of three neighboring Wisconsin districts shows how private dollars help shape differences in public schools. (April 25, 2017)

Hidden Inequities

Make Mock Elections Mandatory

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Advice From a Formerly Homeless Youth

The first step in achieving educational equity for homeless students is to make them more visible, argues researcher Earl J. Edwards. (April 24, 2017)

How to Hire a Superintendent Who Will Stick Around

Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg. (April 21, 2017)

Betsy DeVos, Listen to Us. We Might Surprise You.

Just as President Trump listens to border patrol agents on immigration, Betsy DeVos should listen to teachers on education, argue Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers. (April 25, 2017)

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Meet the 2017 Honorees

Leaders To Learn From 2017

Education Week recognizes 14 bold and committed district leaders who demonstrate a powerful combination of tenacity and humility in bringing about systemwide change to benefit students and educators.

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Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism

A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
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Digital Directions

'Personalized Learning' Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts' Needs

Personalized learning can bring more courses and instructional experiences to rural communities, but internet access remains a barrier, according to a new guidebook from the Future Ready Schools project. (April 17, 2017)

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Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters

Scripted lessons, an oppressive testing culture, and a punitive evaluation system are the main reasons teachers are heading for the exits, according to analyses of their resignation letters. (April 14, 2017)

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K-12 Schools Could Save Billions by Sharing Ed-Tech Prices, Report Says

The Technology for Education Consortium calculated that some districts paid a price that is 20 to 40 percent higher than other school systems for the same hardware and software. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (April 12, 2017)

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