States Adopt STEM Seals for High School Diplomas

Colorado is the latest state to create an endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math for students who succeed in rigorous courses in those fields. Will the new credential carry weight with colleges and employers? (July 28, 2017)

Four K-12 Issues to Watch in Health-Care Overhaul

Educators are watching a few key topics closely as Congress wrestles with how to replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. (July 27, 2017)

Trump Ed. Dept. Changes Process for ESSA Feedback

(July 27, 2017)

What Has Betsy DeVos Actually Accomplished?

(July 26, 2017)

Some Teens Don't See School as a Kind Place. Here's Why That Matters.

(July 27, 2017)

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Millions of Students Miss Meals During Summer

During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community. (July 28, 2017)

Is School Funding Fair? A Roundtable Debate

(July 28, 2017)

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Betsy DeVos Needs to Hear Your Views, So Share Them

The U.S. Secretary of Education is asking the public to identify and comment on "burdensome" and "costly" regulations. An economist and a lawyer think that’s important. (July 27, 2017)

Is Social-Emotional Learning a Hoax? Readers Respond

Checker E. Finn Jr.'s recent Commentary questioning the validity of social-emotional learning sparked an outpouring of responses from readers. Here’s what they had to say. (July 26, 2017)

Two Years Is the Worst Amount of Time to Teach

In year three, John T. McCrann realized that he had been busy tackling teaching basics and missed a set of deeper problems. (July 27, 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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Afghan Girls' Robotics Team Takes the World Stage

After visa issues, an all-girls team from Afghanistan finally reached the U.S. to participate in a robotics competition.
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Digital Directions

FCC Nominees Grilled by Lawmakers on E-Rate, Net Neutrality

Democratic lawmakers on a U.S. Senate committee probed Republican FCC nominees' positions on the E-rate program and net neutrality. (July 19, 2017)

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States' Top Teachers Went to Capitol Hill to Lobby for Education

Dozens of state teachers of the year met with U.S. representatives and senators to lobby for education issues, including preserving the federal money that goes to teacher professional development. (July 20, 2017)

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Peer-Reviewed Research Not a Must-Have for Many K-12 Officials

Just 11 percent of school officials in a recent survey said they would reject outright an ed-tech product if it didn't have peer-reviewed research behind it. (July 25, 2017)

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