Do Private Donations Reinforce Disparities?

An Education Week analysis of three neighboring Wisconsin districts shows how private dollars help shape differences in public schools. (April 25, 2017)

Hidden Inequities

Trump's First 100 Days: How Does He Stack Up to Obama, Bush?

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has made some notable moves on K-12, but his early days look different in many respects than those of his two most immediate predecessors. (April 24, 2017)

8th Graders' Arts Scores Hold Steady on Latest National Assessment

(April 25, 2017)

Veterinary Program Helps Navajo Students (Video)

(April 24, 2017)

Key Takeaways: State ESSA Plans

(April 21, 2017)

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  • As her son Christian, a 6th grader, ponders his next chess move, Mary Muñoz holds his brother Nathan at an after-school chess club in Albuquerque, N.M. Muñoz is part of a program that helps low-income parents learn to network and support their children in school. —Steven St. John for Education Week
  • Mary Muñoz counts out Play-Doh figures with her son Nathan at home in Albuquerque, N.M. She found Nathan’s early-childhood center through a parent in the Family Independence Initiative. —Steven St. John for Education Week

How Parents Widen—or Shrink—Academic Gaps

Middle-class parents are more adept than low-income families at navigating the social networks that link their children to school opportunities. (April 24, 2017)

Despite Missed Revenue Projections, State K-12 Spending Remains Priority

(April 25, 2017)

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Advice From a Formerly Homeless Youth

The first step in achieving educational equity for homeless students is to make them more visible, argues researcher Earl J. Edwards. (April 24, 2017)

How to Hire a Superintendent Who Will Stick Around

Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg. (April 21, 2017)

Day of Silence Sends a Message Worth Hearing

Action and advocacy on behalf of LGBT students doesn’t always require words, says David B. Cohen. (April 21, 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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Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism

A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
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Digital Directions

'Personalized Learning' Guidebook Geared to Rural Districts' Needs

Personalized learning can bring more courses and instructional experiences to rural communities, but internet access remains a barrier, according to a new guidebook from the Future Ready Schools project. (April 17, 2017)

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Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters

Scripted lessons, an oppressive testing culture, and a punitive evaluation system are the main reasons teachers are heading for the exits, according to analyses of their resignation letters. (April 14, 2017)

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Market Brief

K-12 Schools Could Save Billions by Sharing Ed-Tech Prices, Report Says

The Technology for Education Consortium calculated that some districts paid a price that is 20 to 40 percent higher than other school systems for the same hardware and software. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (April 12, 2017)

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