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Survey: Teachers Talk Politics to Students, Despite Divisive Atmosphere Despite Divisions, Teachers Still Talk Politics to Students, Survey Finds
While national politics are still creating sharp divides in school communities, most teachers aren't avoiding the topic, says a survey from the Education Week Research Center. Read more.
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In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform
Teacher-evaluation and tenure-reform laws have great potential, but transformative change takes time, says Scott Laband. Read more.
(Education Week)
Which School Quality Factors Are States Including in Their ESSA Plans?
One of the parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act that excited educators the most was the chance to look beyond test scores in gauging school performance. Read more.
(Politics K-12)

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How Cultural Norms in Education Differ Around the World How Cultural Norms in Education Differ Around the World
When was the last time you went out with a student's parent for karaoke or took a coffee break with your students during class? Teacher Letitia Zwickert takes a look at different cultural norms in education systems around the world. Read more.
(Global Learning)
DeVos' Charter Visit: A Sports-Focused School Backed by Pitbull
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a major supporter of school choice, will visit a Miami charter school this week, one of her first stops at a charter since joining the Trump administration. Read more.
(Charters & Choice)
Education Groups Push Congress to Fight for Title II Funding
(District Dossier)
Teacher Survey Sheds Light on Working Conditions
(Teacher Beat)
Chicago Wants High School Students to Create Postsecondary Plans
(Curriculum Matters)
Group Wants to Ban Undocumented Students From Public Schools
(Learning the Language)
Richard Culatta Named New Chief Executive Officer of ISTE
(Digital Education)
Tony Evers Re-Elected as Wisconsin Superintendent
(State EdWatch)
Schwarzenegger Slams President Trump's Plan to Slash After-School Funding
(Time and Learning)
Should the School Day or Year Be Lengthened?
(Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo)
Schools Need More Reliable Research
(Leadership 360)
As Long Beach Teachers Learn, So Do Those Who Design the Learning
(Learning Forward's PD Watch)
To the Educators Who Will Teach My Colleague's White Son
(Teacher-Leader Voices)
The Role of Assessment in Education for African-Americans
(Learning Deeply)
How a Chicago School Is Using Data to Improve School Climate
(Urban Education Reform: Bridging Research and Practice)
1. Teacher-Made Lessons Make Inroads
2. Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow? (Finding Common Ground)
3. Principals' Test Not Predictive of Success on the Job
4. No Child Left Behind Overview: Definitions, Requirements, Criticisms, and More
5. A Look at How Some States Want to Handle School Ratings in ESSA Plans (Politics K-12)

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