Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies as Special Session Ends

A proposed Texas bill that would have restricted restroom access for transgender people in many public buildings, including public schools, died Tuesday night. (August 16, 2017)

Immigrant Influxes Put U.S. Schools to the Test

This 2016 story about educators in St. Cloud, Minn., grappling with a growing Somali community has won an award from the National Association of Black Journalists. (March 15, 2016)

More Students to Take the SAT Online in 2018

(August 16, 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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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)

Facing Our Confederate Past

(August 17, 2017)

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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)

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Undocumented Students

It may be a challenging job, but principals must address immigration-related fears of their school community, writes Nancy Gutierrez. (August 11, 2017)

Teaching, Like Golf, Is 'No Easy Game'

If we want to reduce the disheartening number of teachers leaving the profession, we must offer comprehensive coaching to help them deal with the toughest shots in teaching, writes teacher Allison Riddle. (August 15, 2017)

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Meet the 2017 Leaders To Learn From

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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Chefs Cook Up Healthy Lessons for Teens

A group of trained chefs in Omaha, Nebraska, are showing young people from low-income neighborhoods how to navigate through the kitchen and learn how to make healthy meals on a budget.
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Digital Directions

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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