Casting a Wider Net for Giftedness

Seminole County, Fla., schools Superintendent Walt Griffin and school Psychologist Jeanette Lukens are scouting more broadly for talent and bringing more diversity to the district’s gifted student population. They are recognized as 2017 Leaders To Learn From. (February 27, 2017)

How Much Can Schools Protect Undocumented Students?

As the Trump administration ramps up deportations, some K-12 leaders are pledging to protect the rights and privacy of undocumented students. How much can they do? (February 27, 2017)

Attention Turns to Courts in Battle Over Transgender-Student Rights

(February 24, 2017)

Fact Check: DeVos Doesn't Control Who Gets a 'Free Lunch'

(February 24, 2017)

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Don't Play Politics With the Common Core

Even if Donald Trump could "end" the common core, that may not be what teachers want, writes Maria Ferguson. (February 24, 2017)

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)

What Bathroom Will Your Transgender Students Use?

No matter the federal decision, educators can unite to support transgender student rights, argue Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers. (February 26, 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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In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments

At West Virginia's Ripley High, teachers are developing media literacy skills in students who are trying to critically examine allegations about "fake news" and media bias. (February 21, 2017)

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Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement

Teacher job satisfaction, a schoolwide professional community, and student achievement are all linked in elementary school, a new study says. (February 16, 2017)

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School Spending Rises, But Charters Lag Significantly

In fiscal 2014, school districts' median spending was about $10,300 per student. Only half the states reported charter per-student spending, which was 10 percent less than the district average. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 22, 2017)

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