Amid Flint's Water Crisis, Schools Chief
Is a Calm Force

Bilal Tawwab, the superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., refuses to use the city’s lead-water crisis as an excuse from keeping educators focused on improving student achievement in a long-struggling school district. He is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From. (February 23, 2017)

Trump Administration Rescinds Transgender-Student Guidance

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education rescinded Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students, lifting requirements that schools allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. (February 22, 2017)

Supreme Court Backs Family in Service-Dog Case

(February 22, 2017)

When School Doesn't Seem Fair, Students May Suffer

(February 21, 2017)

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DACA Teachers in Legal and Emotional Limbo

More than 100 Teach For America teachers are among 750,000 undocumented immigrants protected by the deferred-action policy, which President Trump has said is a "very difficult subject" for him. (February 17, 2017)

Rhode Island Announces Statewide K-12 Personalized Learning Push

(February 22, 2017)

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Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry

The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University. (February 21, 2017)

Don’t Reduce Transgender Rights to Bathroom Access

Teachers should be aware how transgender students can feel unsafe, even in the classroom, argues Jacob Berglin. (February 17, 2017)

11 Years Later, Would Sir Ken Robinson Find Creativity in Our Schools?

Schools continue to value conformity at the expense of creativity. But educators can empower students to think outside the box, writes K-12 technology coach Melissa Weatherwax. (February 23, 2017)

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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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How Can Schools Help Fight Student Homelessness?

Education Week correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families.
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Digital Directions

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information

The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms. (February 13, 2017)

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What Advice Will Ms. Frizzle Have for Betsy DeVos?

Actress and comedian Kate McKinnon will voice Ms. Frizzle in the reboot of "The Magic School Bus." But what would the new Ms. Frizzle have to say about Betsy DeVos and contemporary education issues? (February 14, 2017)

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Research Is a Critical Part of K-12 Development and Sales

Research that shows your product does what it claims for students and teachers is important. But how do you get it? This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 7, 2017)

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