Obama Official: Trump on Civil Rights Is 'Dangerous'

Catherine Lhamon, the civil rights chief in Obama's Education Department, says she's worried about how the Trump administration approaches investigations and enforcement in some areas. (July 21, 2017)

Florida to Seek Waiver From Key ESSA Provisions

A draft proposal targets requirements in the federal K-12 law dealing with disadvantaged and historically underperforming students and already has drawn fierce pushback from civil rights advocates. (July 21, 2017)

K-12 Issues to Watch in Texas Lawmakers' Special Session

(July 21, 2017)

Betsy DeVos Urges States to Take Reins on K-12 Policy

(July 20, 2017)

AFT Chief: DeVos' Choice Proposals Are 'Polite Cousins of Segregation'

(July 20, 2017)

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Afghan Robotics Team Applauded for Courage

The international First Global robotics competition attracted teams of teenagers from nearly 160 nations, but an all-girls squad from Afghanistan grabbed the spotlight. (July 20, 2017)

Bill With More Than $2 Billion in Teacher-Training Cuts Advances

(July 19, 2017)


Are We Asking Enough of High School Graduates?

High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform. (July 20, 2017)

For School Improvement, Demographics Aren’t Destiny

Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth. (July 19, 2017)

The False Choice Between Vocational and Academic Education

Marc Tucker challenges the notion that policymakers must choose between a strong academic education and vocational education. (July 21, 2017)

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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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Trump's Education Budget in Under 60 Seconds

We've put together a snappy 58-second video that covers how federal K-12 spending would change, what the president wants to cut, and what he wants more money for.
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Digital Directions

Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds

Personalized learning is hard to implement and scale, the RAND Corp. found. But there are promising signs on student achievement, at least in some schools. (July 11, 2017)

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This Isn't Your Mom's Parent-Teacher Conference

Schools across the country are ditching the traditional parent-teacher conference for academic workshops, where it's the parents who are learning the skills their children need to master. (July 12, 2017)

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Tech Companies Stage 'Day of Action' Urging FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Many prominent tech companies are urging their users to oppose FCC efforts to weaken "net neutrality" protections. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 12, 2017)

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