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Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
The Boulder Valley District in Colorado built an online portal called MyPassport, intended to guide educators to professional development that matches their needs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
While discussing college and careers can motivate students, a successful plan would need heavy supports to help students reach their post-graduation goals, experts said.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week analysis of three neighboring Wis. districts shows how private dollars help shape differences in public schools.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
A study conducted by the Oklahoma State Department of Education suggests that four-day school weeks may not be as cost effective as previously thought.
April 18, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
A slate of personnel picks at the U.S. Department of Education includes some who have been working there since earlier in the Trump administration and require no Senate confirmation.
April 14, 2017 – Education Week
Advocates for children with disabilities cheer a high court decision setting more-ambitious academic expectations for those in special education, while district administrators have a more measured response.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan's worst public schools, top Republican officials in the state decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent statewide and shift their students to better options elsewhere.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week

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