Educators Share Their #BestPD, #WorstPD

We asked educators to share on Twitter the professional development that inspired them or that left them scratching their heads. (April 28, 2017)

Smart Strategies for Teacher PD

School Districts Update Professional Development

Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective. (April 26, 2017)

How Parents Widen—or Shrink—Academic Gaps

(April 25, 2017)

Hidden Inequities

Trump Issues Executive Order Calling for Local Control of K-12

(April 25, 2017)

Why the Flurry of State Action to Overhaul K-12 Funding?

(April 26, 2017)

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  • Tessa Horstmann, a tutor at Impact Academy at Orchard Lake, helps Ashton Ruiz learn to identify letters. The Lakeville, Minn., public school is among an estimated 115 teacher-powered schools that are operating in 18 states. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week
  • Teachers work together to identify reading levels for each of their students during
  • Students Milayna Johnson, left, and Daisy Villarreal work on an assignment at the school, where students are grouped for some lessons based on their skills rather than their grade levels. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week

Teacher-Powered Schools Take Root

Impact Academy at Orchard Lake in Minnesota is among a growing number of public schools where teachers have a say in what goes on, from the learning approach to staffing and scheduling. (April 27, 2017)

What's Ahead for Students With Learning Disabilities

(April 28, 2017)

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Opinion

Make Mock Elections Mandatory

Better civics training in schools can help to prepare engaged citizens, write Web Hutchins and Megan Heubeck. (April 26, 2017)

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 One Teacher Connects Millions of Students Worldwide

Literacy exploration can help students adapt to a rapidly changing world, says Oregon teacher Pernille Ripp. (April 27, 2017)

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Meet the 2017 Honorees

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

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants a return to "light-touch" regulation of internet service providers, a move that critics say threatens the free flow of online information. (April 26, 2017)

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Video: 5 Ways Teachers Can Facilitate 'Transfer of Learning'

Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world beyond the classroom. (April 19, 2017)

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So Far in 2017, Pace of Investment Into Ed Tech Bouncing Back

The number of ed-tech deals rose from 100 late last year to 131 in the first quarter of 2017, with a value of $545 million, a new analysis shows. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (April 17, 2017)

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