Key Federal Studies Face Hazy Future Under Trump

After fending off threats from congressional Republicans for years, some big federal studies that yield troves of data on education face an even more uncertain future. (January 19, 2017)

Democrats Press Betsy DeVos on Choice, ESSA, LGBT Rights

The nominee for education secretary sought to use her confirmation hearing to beat back the notion that she would undermine public education in that position. (January 17, 2017)

More Teachers Seek National Certification

(January 19, 2017)

Billions in School Improvement Spending But Not Much Student Improvement

(January 19, 2017)

Assessing Quality of Teaching Staff Still Complex Despite ESSA's Leeway

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Most Schools Named for Obamas Are Segregated

More than 90 percent of the students who attend the schools bearing the names of either President Obama or first lady Michelle Obama are black or Hispanic, a stark contrast to the racial breakdown of public schools as a whole. (January 18, 2017)

How Education Is Failing Rural America

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Will Betsy DeVos Divide the School Choice Movement?

The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffery R. Henig. (January 18, 2017)

Dispatch From Outgoing U.S. Ed. Secretary

In his final Commentary as education secretary, John B. King Jr. considers the state of American schooling. (January 17, 2017)

Understanding Students With Broken Relationships to Reading

What if all students had the chance to read with a caring adult? Positive reading experiences play a key role in developing literacy skills, writes opinion blogger Ariel Sacks. (January 17, 2017)

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Tricky Balance in Shifting From ESSA Blueprint to K-12 Reality

Quality Counts 2017

The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.

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Five Questions for Betsy DeVos, Ed. Sec. Nominee

Topics could include the common core, the role of Washington in education policy, and her background as a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes.
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Digital Directions

'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy

Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news. (December 8, 2016)

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Teachers Are Among the Crowd Headed to Inauguration, March

Many teachers are taking their students to Washington to witness the inauguration of the 45th president, but some say the divisive nature of the election has made the experience a little different than in previous years. (January 18, 2017)

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Curriculum Associates’ Ownership Shifts to University, With Sale on Horizon

Curriculum Associates, a major producer of instructional materials, will gift $120 million of its shares—in effect, ceding its ownership—to the foundation of Iowa State University. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (January 11, 2017)

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