Budget Slashes Ed. Dept. Spending, Boosts Choice

The president's 2018 fiscal plan would cut spending for teacher development, after-school enrichment, and career and technical education, but faces an uncertain future in Congress. (May 23, 2017)

What Are States Doing About Charters in Their ESSA Plans?

Very few states so far have outlined specific plans for charter schools in the early submissions of ESSA plans to the U.S. Department of Education, according to a new Education Commission of the States report. (May 23, 2017)

Do Digital Games Improve Children’s Math Skills?

(May 23, 2017)

State to Educators: Here's What ESSA Means for You

(May 22, 2017)

DeVos: It Would Be a 'Terrible Mistake' for States Not to Expand School Choice

(May 22, 2017)

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  • Students from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology handle a flounder caught on a boat trip in New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Bay. The students record data on fish for state officials before tossing them back into the sea. The popular school funnels students into colleges and jobs in marine science, engineering, and other fields. —Mark Abramson for Education Week
  • Older students help rig nets and lines as they assist the boat’s captain and mentor the marine biology students. —Mark Abramson for Education Week

Can a Career-Tech School Be Too Popular?

Schools like the Marine Academy of Science and Technology worry that their enrollments are becoming less diverse as their academics become more rigorous. (May 22, 2017)

We Need More STEM Teachers; Higher Ed. Can Help

(May 23, 2017)

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In the School Choice Debate, Both Sides Are Right

School choice proponents and backers of traditional public schools are talking past each other, writes Robert Maranto. (May 19, 2017)

Head Start is 52. Congress Should Protect Its Funding

Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million children for kindergarten, so why is there talk of defunding the bipartisan-supported program? asks Mark K. Shriver. (May 18, 2017)

Do Teachers Belong in the Schoolhouse or on the School Board?

Teachers should recognize that they hold a superpower to impact change in local leadership, says Megan M. Allen. (May 18, 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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Seat Belts on School Buses—Imperative or Impractical?

Amid renewed concerns about safety, a record number of states are considering legislation to add seat belts to school buses, sparking a controversial and emotional debate. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-rate program. (May 17, 2017)

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Harnessing the Power of the Cellphone in Class

Instead of viewing cellphones as a nuisance, Curtis White allows his students to use apps and tech tools for deeper classroom learning and collaboration. (May 17, 2017)

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FCC Makes First Move Toward Weakening Net Neutrality Protections

The FCC voted to move forward with a public notice that proposes weakening protections on net neutrality, in a move that some school organizations oppose. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 19, 2017)

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