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At a Glance: U.S. Secretaries of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has had 11 secretaries since its birth as a Cabinet-level department in 1980. Take a look at the backgrounds of the education secretaries, and the challenges and accomplishments from their time in office. (August 21, 2017)

What's at Stake for Schools in the Debt Ceiling Debate

What does a potential game of chicken over raising the federal debt ceiling mean for education? There are a host of politically complicated issues attached to the nation's borrowing limit. (August 21, 2017)

What Students Learn About the Civil War Is Tied to Where They Live

(August 22, 2017)

Math Teachers Share Their Answers to the Question: 'Why Do I Have to Learn This?'

(August 21, 2017)

'Redshirt' Your Kids? Study Adds Fuel to a Complicated Debate

(August 21, 2017)

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Breast-Feeding Teachers Struggle to Pump Milk

Returning to the office after maternity leave is never easy for working mothers, but it might be even harder for classroom teachers who want to continue to breast-feed their babies. (August 22, 2017)

High Schoolers Still Start School Earlier Than Younger Students

(August 21, 2017)

Opinion

When We Talk About Race, Let's Be Honest

Educators may feel apprehensive about addressing white supremacy, but that doesn’t mean they can stay silent, writes professor Tyrone C. Howard. (August 21, 2017)

Facing Our Confederate Past

The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., demand that Americans rethink how we teach the Civil War, writes historian Melvin Patrick Ely. (August 16, 2017)

Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Education?

As technology available to schools increases, the role of teachers may change. (August 21, 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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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

Helping Immigrant Students Adjust to New Schools, New Lives

To help build linguistic and cultural bridges between educators and the Somali community, school district leaders hired Ahmed Hassan and Bishar Hassan.
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Digital Directions

Ed-Tech Companies Should Open Algorithms to Scrutiny, Report Suggests

A new National Education Policy Center report calls for stronger regulations around the use of algorithms in personalized learning and ed-tech software. (August 17, 2017)

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Teacher

The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female

While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools. (August 15, 2017)

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Market Brief

Urban Schools Join Forces on Teaching Materials for ELLs

A coalition of big-city districts has created the first purchasing consortium of urban systems focused on developing materials for English-language learners. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 11, 2017)

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