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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)

Leaders to Learn From

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.


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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10/20 12:06 pm | Long Beach School Board Member Named Urban Educator of the Year | The award was announced at the annual gathering of the Council of the Great City Schools, which this year featured Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Gates ...

Leadership 360

10/19 06:15 am | The Role of the Teacher Changes in a Problem-Solving Classroom | Problem-based classrooms require teachers to dare to let go of control of the learning and to take hold of the role of questioner, coach, supporter, and diagnostician.

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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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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
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos uses her personal plane to fly around the country to tour schools and attend other work events as other Cabinet secretaries' flying habits have drawn scrutiny.
September 21, 2017 – AP
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy blasted the Republican’s education budget Wednesday, calling it a “hot mess” and saying it would reduce education funding to needy districts, roll back educational gains by those districts, jeopardize federal funding, and help out wealthy communities at the expense of poor ones.
September 21, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
The threat of federal budget cuts has some states wondering how they'll deliver on plans to beef up principal and teacher professional-development efforts.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Despite new ESSA-era responsibilities, many state schools superintendents earn much less than the heads of big local districts in their states, an Education Week salary review finds.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Teacher ambassador fellows work hard to keep teachers' voices in the federal policy mix—even if the education secretary doesn't always heed their advice.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
The agreements for these high-profile jobs are often chock-full of sweeteners and performance incentives, as well as hard-nosed details about duties.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week

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