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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took office in February after a contentious confirmation process and has struggled to gain traction on key priorities such as school choice and staffing up the Education Department.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP-File

What Has Betsy DeVos Actually Done After Nearly Six Months in Office?

The U.S. secretary of education is finding little traction on school choice, key personnel, or in using her megaphone to broaden the administration's K-12 audience. (July 25, 2017)

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Leaders of 2017: Recognizing Excellence in School District Leadership
In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In this Spotlight, see how schools are making the most of predictive analytics, pushing the boundaries of personalized learning, and using formative assessment data across all subjects.

Spotlight on Principal Leadership

In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

SPECIAL REPORTS

Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.
New School Rules for a New Era
Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in the United States.

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Revealing How Education Leaders Can Work Together on Common-Standards Implementation
In this webinar, our guests provided principals and district leaders with resources to guide them in effective leadership during common core implementation.

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The philanthropist unapologetically pushed for more charters and shaped hundreds of district leaders amid a wave of billionaire entrepreneurs who sought to overhaul public education.
October 13, 2017 – Education Week
From funneling supplies to helping students get back on their feet emotionally, the island's 40,000-member teachers' union is playing a range of roles in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The recent unexpected deal between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump on the federal debt ceiling raises the tantalizing question of what education policy areas might offer common ground.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The renowned chef and restaurant magnate is teaming up with Puerto Rico's education agency to organize school-based cooks around the island to prepare as much food as possible for people in need.
October 10, 2017 – Education Week
Though still closed to students, schools in many storm-ravaged parts of Puerto Rico serve as key staging areas for relief efforts, including food preparation and shelter.
October 9, 2017 – Education Week
A fraction of the island's schools have opened again in the weeks since Hurricane Maria, while educators work hard to assess storm damage and open those that remain viable.
October 8, 2017 – Education Week
The education secretary said higher ed. and K-12 officials need clarity around how to protect due process rights of those who are accused of sexual assault.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
In states including Connecticut and Wisconsin, fiscal bickering among state officials continues, putting local districts on edge.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
The widespread damage of Hurricane Harvey is something Texas public education has never seen, with nearly a quarter of the state’s students living in a school district affected by the storm, state education Commissioner Mike Morath said.
September 28, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
Throughout his career, Goodling was known for his passion and work in education, serving as a guidance counselor and Spring Grove Area School District superintendent before leaving for Congress, where he would chair the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
September 22, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune

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