Ed. Dept. Steps Up Pace of States' ESSA-Plan Reviews

After a rocky start from federal officials, approvals and feedback are coming at a fast clip for states looking to get their Every Student Succeeds Act plans in order. (August 18, 2017)

Betsy DeVos Rebukes 'Racist Bigots', But Not Trump's Rhetoric

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter to agency staff decrying racist, anti-Semitic demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va. (August 17, 2017)

Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program's Fate Squarely in Trump's Hands

(August 18, 2017)

Public Support for Charters Plummets, Poll Finds

(August 15, 2017)

The Nation's Teaching Force Is Still Mostly White and Female

(August 15, 2017)

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  • Surrounded by counterdemonstrators, white nationalist demonstrators walk into Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. —Steve Helber/AP
  • A photo of Heather Heyer, who was killed during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., sits among flowers at a makeshift memorial in the Virginia city on Aug. 16. —Evan Vucci/AP

Somber Mood as Va. Schools Prepare to Open

Officials in Charlottesville, where recent violence centered on a Confederate monument, prepare for the safe return of children next week and ways to help them deal with tensions and questions stemming from the unrest. (August 16, 2017)

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies as Special Session Ends

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Facing Our Confederate Past

The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., demand that Americans rethink how we teach the Civil War, writes historian Melvin Patrick Ely. (August 16, 2017)

Yes, Race and Politics Belong in the Classroom

Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV. (August 16, 2017)

How Changing Your Story Can Change the World

If educators want to change the political narrative, they must forget shallow individualism and teach interdependency, says author Marc Levitt. (August 17, 2017)

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Leaders To Learn From 2017

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Helping Immigrant Students Adjust to New Schools, New Lives

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Comcast Expands Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

The cable company will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households. (August 15, 2017)

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4 Things to Visualize as You Set Up Your Classroom for the First Day of School

The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students. (August 16, 2017)

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Urban Schools Join Forces on Teaching Materials for ELLs

A coalition of big-city districts has created the first purchasing consortium of urban systems focused on developing materials for English-language learners. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 11, 2017)

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