Key Takeaways: State ESSA Plans

Here's a breakdown of what 12 states and the District of Columbia plan to do with their new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act to set school accountability goals. (April 21, 2017)

ESSA Aims to Put Focus on Per-Pupil Spending

States and districts gird for the federal K-12 law’s new mandate for school-by-school spending data that can prove both complex and elusive. (April 20, 2017)

Voices in the Field: Education Researchers Join D.C. March for Science

(April 22, 2017)

Unionization of Charter Schools: Where the Movement Stands Now

(April 21, 2017)

Arizona Victory Emboldens School Choice Supporters

(April 18, 2017)

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What Is ‘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 21, 2017)

How to Hire a Superintendent Who Will Stick Around

(April 21, 2017)

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The Trump Budget Puts America's Students Last

Proposed Trump budget cuts would be devastating for low-income students and magnify summer learning loss, says Margaret McKenna. (April 20, 2017)

Make Historically Black Colleges a Choice

The number of black students attending historically black colleges is declining and that is a troubling statistic, says Walter Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University. (April 18, 2017)

College Is the Wrong Choice for Many Students

With college enrollment deadlines fast approaching, high school seniors shouldn’t feel compelled to attend a four-year school, argues Walt Gardner. (April 21, 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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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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