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Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals
Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education. Read more.
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What School Leaders Must Learn About Equity What School Leaders Must Learn About Equity
The Every Student Succeeds Act offers states and districts an opportunity to improve cultural competency, writes Irma Zardoya. Read more.
(Education Week)
Trump Administration Signals Shift on Transgender Students. What's Next?
A legal filing by the Trump administration calls into question the future of a rule issued under President Obama that required schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. Read more.
(Rules for Engagement)

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Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)? Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)?
Alaska and New York pay teachers nearly double the salaries of those working in Mississippi and Oklahoma, says a new study from a finance website. Read more.
(Teacher Beat)
Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act
The Obama administration's accountability regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act have been paused by the Trump administration, and they are on thin ice in Congress. But U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants states to keep going on their ESSA plans. Read more.
(Politics K-12)
Key House Lawmaker Discusses What's Next for Federal Education Funding
(Politics K-12)
New Challenge to Teachers' Union Fees Takes Up After Friedrichs Deadlock
(The School Law Blog)
Which States Could Soon Make Significant Changes to Their K-12 Funding Formulas?
(State EdWatch)
Protesters Block Betsy DeVos From Visiting Washington, D.C., Public School
(Politics K-12)
Will Push to Improve Schools of Ed. Continue Without Teacher-Prep Regs?
(Teacher Beat)
Idaho Legislators Strip Climate Change Language in New Science Standards
(Curriculum Matters)
New Online Tool Aims to Help K-12 Leaders Choose Instructional Materials
(Marketplace K-12)
Why Schools Must Engender Moral and Ethical Behavior
(Leadership 360)
#BlackWriterADay: Introducing Daily Black Voices in the Classroom
(The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools)
How School Networks Work and Why That's Important
(Vander Ark on Innovation)
Technology and Tide Pools: Virtual Learning in State Parks
(On California)
4 Components Necessary for Leadership Coaching
(Finding Common Ground)
A Rorschach Test for Bias in Education Scholarship
(Rick Hess Straight Up)
1. House Votes to Overturn ESSA Accountability, Teacher-Prep Rules (Politics K-12)
2. Can Teachers Outsource Grading? Two Educators Explain What That Looks Like (Teaching Now)
3. Trump Will Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway (He Can't) (Politics K-12)
4. Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act (Politics K-12)
5. Guided Reading: How to Make Kids Hate (or Love) to Read (Opinion)

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