States Bristle as Ed. Dept. Critiques ESSA Plans

The first round of federal feedback has some warning that federal officials are being too prescriptive in weighing how the states intend to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect. (July 20, 2017)

Betsy DeVos Urges States to Take Reins on K-12 Policy

The U.S. secretary of education told those gathered for a conference of the conservative ALEC group that she supports a smaller federal role in education and encouraged states to pursue school choice. (July 20, 2017)

Bill With More Than $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Cuts Advances

(July 19, 2017)

After Fight to Reach U.S., Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Applauded for Courage

(July 20, 2017)

A Fine Line on 'Forced Placement' of Teachers in New York City

(July 19, 2017)

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What Should Spec. Ed. Teachers Be Able to Do?

Two education groups are encouraging teacher-preparation programs to build in "high-leverage practice" that will ultimately help the academic achievement of students with disabilities. (July 20, 2017)

Are We Asking Enough of High School Graduates?

(July 20, 2017)

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Opinion

For School Improvement, Demographics Aren’t Destiny

Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth. (July 19, 2017)

Beware the Four-Day School-Week Trap

Before shortening the school week to save money, districts should carefully weigh the costs, researcher Paul Hill cautions. (July 17, 2017)

Family Literacy on Your Smartphone

A California grant funds blended adult education programs that bring thousands of ELLs closer to the American dream. (July 19, 2017)

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Yearly Reports

Meet the 2017 Leaders To Learn From

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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Trump's Education Budget in Under 60 Seconds

We've put together a snappy 58-second video that covers how federal K-12 spending would change, what the president wants to cut, and what he wants more money for.
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Digital Directions

Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds

Personalized learning is hard to implement and scale, the RAND Corp. found. But there are promising signs on student achievement, at least in some schools. (July 11, 2017)

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Teacher

This Isn't Your Mom's Parent-Teacher Conference

Schools across the country are ditching the traditional parent-teacher conference for academic workshops, where it's the parents who are learning the skills their children need to master. (July 12, 2017)

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Market Brief

Tech Companies Stage 'Day of Action' Urging FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Many prominent tech companies are urging their users to oppose FCC efforts to weaken "net neutrality" protections. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 12, 2017)

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