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The 5,000-student Indiana Connections Academy changed its software systems, training protocols, and bathroom policies to better meet the needs of transgender students.
Time spent teaching drops as the number of students with disabilities in a classroom goes up, a survey finds, but there's a complex web of factors at play.
Current trends indicate states are backing away from using student-growth measures—and standardized-test scores, in particular—to gauge teacher quality.
A higher percentage of teachers come up short in New Mexico than in many other states—but that could change.
The Florida private schools that last year collected $825 million in taxpayer-funded vouchers and scholarships have few requirements for informing the public on how they are serving students.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
A long-running California program teaches parents how to advocate for their children and navigate a sometimes-unfamiliar school system.
Peanut allergies in children have increased 21 percent since 2010, a concern for school officials who must be prepared to counter severe reactions.
GreatSchools.org, whose reviews are seen by more than 50 million people, is expanding its ratings indicators to provide a more nuanced statistical portrait of schools.
A new study finds that parents are more likely to research and compare schools online when they face an impending move or a new school-choice option.
Several districts in recent years have opened single-gender public schools, many with a mission to improve the academic achievement of boys of color. Overall, the number of single-gender public schools remains tiny, just 283 in a nation of more than 90,000 public schools.
After some contentious debates over its tough teacher-evaluation system, New Mexico is reaching out with new initiatives aimed at incorporating teachers’ input on education decisions made at the state level.
The political maneuvers used by education policy advocates to animate moderate voters over those issues in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington could provide a script next year when 38 governors and most state legislators are up for election.
Proposals being considered in Congress could end up shrinking revenue available for state and local leaders to spend on public schools, advocates warn.
Here's a look at how things have turned out on several key campaign pledges a year after Trump's upset presidential victory.
Here are five questions—and some answers—about the popular tax deduction for teachers that the Republicans’ proposed tax overhaul has put on the chopping block.
In a climate of intense political polarization, students need better training in communicating their ideas, write three education researchers.
Here are four guiding principles for a more robust public education system, from the leaders of the Teacher Union Reform Network.
Make the most of faculty meetings, leverage parent volunteers, and other tips for school leaders from author and educator William Sterrett.
Letters
Trump's budgetary priorities don't line up with the education he chose for his son, write Elaine Weiss and Christopher T. Cross.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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