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Significant Education Cases on Supreme Court Docket

The 2016-17 high court term could prove to be the most consequential in years for K-12, including cases on special education and aid to religion. (September 30, 2016)

School Inspections Offer a Diagnostic Look at Quality

Aiming to get beyond just spreadsheets and test scores, Vermont and other states experiment with new ways to scope out schools' strengths and weaknesses. (September 29, 2016)

School Choice Program's Funding Source Unlawful, Nevada High Court Rules

(September 29, 2016)

Assuring Needy Groups of Students Aren't Overlooked

(September 29, 2016)

ESSA Clears Underbrush on Path to Improvement

(September 28, 2016)

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  • A 2nd grade class at Solar Prep goes on a nature walk around the Dallas campus. The all-girls school opened this school year as part of the district’s expanded choice program. —Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week
  • Yolanda Woolen teaches a class at the Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Fred Florence Middle School, a public school that opened last month in Dallas. —Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

Single-Gender Schools Prove Best for Some Students

Dallas and other urban districts opened new single-gender schools this year, aiming to boost access to specialized programs and compete with charter, private, or suburban schools. (September 30, 2016)

Mayors Have Role in Improving Education

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Five Lessons From an Outgoing Schools Chancellor

Kaya Henderson reflects on her tenure as she prepares to step down from her post as schools chief in the nation's capital. (September 28, 2016)

What Is the Value of a Blue Ribbon School?

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program could offer schools more than just recognition, writes Queens College's Ted Kesler. (September 26, 2016)

Using National Parks to Teach Global Competencies

National Park sites can help students develop an understanding for our environmental and cultural heritage, writes guest blogger Linda Rosenblum. (September 29, 2016)

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Yearly Special Reports

Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

Technology Counts 2016

The 2016 edition of Education Week’s long-running Technology Counts report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom and their overall confidence in education technology.

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Alabama Teacher Nurtures Native American Students

Nicole Williams came back home to Calcedeaver Elementary School in rural Alabama to teach Native American culture, language, dance, and history in a community with a large Choctaw Indian population, mentoring many students through high school.

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Digital Directions

Ed-Tech Trends, Challenges Articulated by International Panel of Experts

The New Media Consortium and CoSN teamed up to assemble a report drawn from international experts on topics such as augmented reality, personalized learning, coding as literacy, and maker spaces. (September 22, 2016)

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Home Ownership Out of Reach for Teachers Across the Country, Reports Find

Some districts have used housing incentives, like subsidized housing or loan assistance, as a teacher recruitment tactic. (September 22, 2016)

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Market Brief

How Will Districts’ Ed-Tech Strategies Change Under ESSA?

Opportunities for digital innovation abound in the new ESSA law, but many district leaders are still trying to figure out how to make sense of that new flexibility, panelists at the EdNet conference said. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 28, 2016)

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