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Top Education Stories of 2017

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To provide a sense of what was high on our readers’ priority lists in 2017, the editors at Education Week compiled a list of our 10 most-viewed news articles and blog posts.

Teaching Profession Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)?
A new study reveals the wide range of teacher salaries from state to state.
Brenda Iasevoli, February 10, 2017
2 min read
Teaching Profession Report Names the Best Cities to Live in if You're a Teacher
U.S. cities were ranked by factors like job availability and comparative salary to determine the best locations for K-12 teachers in 2017.
Kristine Kim, May 26, 2017
2 min read
Education Unanimous Supreme Court Expands Scope of Special Education Rights
The justices ruled Wednesday that schools must do more than provide a "merely more than de minimis" education program to a student with a disability.
Mark Walsh, March 22, 2017
5 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act Scrambling to Fill Out ESSA's Policy Details
The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.
The Editors, December 30, 2016
2 min read
School & District Management Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters
A new study calls teachers' online grievances against the profession a form of social action.
Brenda Iasevoli, April 14, 2017
3 min read
Teaching Profession Educators Are More Stressed at Work Than Average People, Survey Finds
A survey by the American Federation of Teachers and the Badass Teachers Association found that teachers are reporting high stress levels and experiencing bad mental health days.
Madeline Will, October 30, 2017
4 min read
Danna Thomas, a kindergarten teacher at Windsor Hills Elementary School in Baltimore, and the founder of Happy Teacher Revolution, smiles and snaps her fingers while a fellow teacher shares a good moment from earlier in the day.
Danna Thomas, a kindergarten teacher at Windsor Hills Elementary School in Baltimore, and the founder of Happy Teacher Revolution, smiles and snaps her fingers while a fellow teacher shares a good moment from earlier in the day.
Erin Irwin/Education Week
Teaching Profession Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care
Teachers must develop their own social-emotional competencies, before they can effectively model these skills to students.
Madeline Will, June 7, 2017
7 min read
Classroom Technology 'The Magic School Bus' Will Return to Teach New Generations About STEM
Netflix will reboot the beloved '90s educational cartoon, "The Magic School Bus," starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips.
Kristine Kim, January 5, 2017
2 min read
Every Student Succeeds Act Trump Education Dept. Releases New ESSA Guidelines
The biggest difference between the new Trump application and the Obama application seems to be on the requirements for outreach to various groups of educators and advocates.
Alyson Klein, March 13, 2017
6 min read
Federal Here's Why Betsy DeVos Will Likely Be Confirmed, Despite Pushback
Moderate senators appear likely to support DeVos, meaning she will almost certainly be confirmed. But Democrats are already fundraising off of the controversy surrounding her nomination.
Alyson Klein, January 30, 2017
4 min read

A version of this article appeared in the January 17, 2018 edition of Education Week