Trump: American Schools 'Flush With Cash,' Failing

President Donald Trump in his inaugural address painted a picture of an American public school system that spends big, while getting poor results for its students. (January 20, 2017)

Ed. Department Facing Culture Shift Under Trump

Policy implications loom as the agency prepares to replace current political appointees with the incoming administration's picks, even though they make up only a fraction of the department's workforce. (January 20, 2017)

DeVos Files Financial Disclosure, Ethics Letter Vowing to Divest Education Assets

(January 20, 2017)

Iconic School-Reform Group Ends 33-Year Run

(January 20, 2017)

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Most Schools Named for Obamas Are Segregated

More than 90 percent of the students who attend the schools bearing the names of either President Obama or first lady Michelle Obama are black or Hispanic, a stark contrast to the racial breakdown of public schools as a whole. (January 18, 2017)

Substitute-Teacher Shortages Put Schools to Test

(January 20, 2017)

K-12 Funding, ESSA Hot Topics as State Legislatures Convene

(January 20, 2017)

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How Education Is Failing Rural America

In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall. (January 19, 2017)

Will Betsy DeVos Divide the School Choice Movement?

The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffery R. Henig. (January 18, 2017)

The Patriots, the Texans, and School Reform

What does strategizing for a football game have to do with school reform? Execution is key to improvement, writes Rick Hess. (January 19, 2017)

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Tricky Balance in Shifting From ESSA Blueprint to K-12 Reality

Quality Counts 2017

The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.

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Five Questions for Betsy DeVos, Ed. Sec. Nominee

Topics could include the common core, the role of Washington in education policy, and her background as a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes.
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Digital Directions

'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy

Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news. (December 8, 2016)

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Teachers Are Among the Crowd Headed to Inauguration, March

Many teachers are taking their students to Washington to witness the inauguration of the 45th president, but some say the divisive nature of the election has made the experience a little different than in previous years. (January 18, 2017)

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Curriculum Associates’ Ownership Shifts to University, With Sale on Horizon

Curriculum Associates, a major producer of instructional materials, will gift $120 million of its shares—in effect, ceding its ownership—to the foundation of Iowa State University. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (January 11, 2017)

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