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Rivalries, Political Infighting Marked ESSA Planning

Long-simmering splits among state policymakers roiled the process of hammering out their mandated federal blueprints for how to put the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect. (September 19, 2017)

Hurricane-Ravaged Schools Turn to Tech to Keep Students on Track

School leaders and teachers in districts upended by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have relied on Twitter, Facebook, and learning platforms to get messages and academic lessons to families and students. (September 19, 2017)

Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access

(September 19, 2017)

DeVos Waiting for 'Right Time' for a Choice Initiative

(September 17, 2017)

Flood of State ESSA Plans Submitted to Feds

(September 18, 2017)

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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos talks with students at the Science Focus Program/Zoo School in Lincoln, Neb. —Nati Harnik/AP
  • DeVos visits the Cadet Field House as cadets work on their physical tests during a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy  as part of her
  • U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos cheers with Eastern Hancock students during a high school football game between Eastern Hancock and Knightstown on Sept. 15 in Charlottesville, Ind.  —Darron Cummings/AP
  • DeVos reads to kindergarteners during a visit to St. Mary's Catholic School in Lincoln. —Eric Gregory/The Journal-Star via AP
  • Protesters decrying Devos' support of charter schools and vouchers march to the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Lincoln as DeVos visited the Zoo School. —Ted Kirk/The Journal-Star via AP

Q&A: One-on-One With Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos

As a new school year opens, DeVos talks with Education Week about civil rights protections for students, the Every Student Succeeds Act, special education, the bureaucracy, and more. (September 19, 2017)

Scenes From DeVos' 'Rethinking School' Tour

(September 16, 2017)

Opinion

A Teacher's Struggle With Student Anxiety

As anxiety diagnoses soar among students, do teaching methods need an upgrade? wonders one veteran high school teacher. (September 18, 2017)

Don't Stifle Conflict in the Classroom

Students need to learn how to hash out an argument rather than pick a side, argues author Alfie Kohn. (September 15, 2017)

Let's Be Honest: Professional Bullying in Schools Is a Thing

Students aren’t the only ones who face bullies at school. Teacher Angie Miller has five tips for educators to combat professional bullying. (September 14, 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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What the Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Teachers

Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of classroom experience, federal statistics show.
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Digital Directions

Districts Using Social Media, Digital Tools to Keep Education Afloat After Hurricanes

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, school districts are using digital communication tools and online learning options to update and connect with parents, students, and teachers. (September 12, 2017)

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Could an App Help Teachers Recognize Their Own Biases?

A Michigan State University professor has designed an app that helps teachers recognize their implicit biases using data collected from their own classrooms. (September 14, 2017)

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Market Brief

Cloud Computing Market Poised to Grow in Education Sector, Report Finds

As more schools and universities embrace online learning, cloud computing’s popularity is on the rise, according to a new report by Technavio. (September 15, 2017)

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