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Top Education Stories of 2017: Education Week's Most Viewed

Check out what your colleagues in K-12 education were reading, and catch up with news articles you may have missed, on our top-10 list for the year.
Top Education Stories of 2017

Top Education Stories of 2017: Education Week’s Most Viewed

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.

1. Which States Pay Teachers the Most (and Least)?

A study reveals the wide range of teacher salaries from state to state. (Feb. 10, 2017) | From the Blog: Teacher Beat

2. New 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. (May 26, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

3. Unanimous Supreme Court Expands Scope of Special Education Rights

The justices ruled that schools must do more than provide a "merely more than de minimis" education program to a student with a disability. (March 22, 2017) | From the Blog: The School Law Blog

4. Scrambling to Fill Out ESSA's Policy Details

Quality Counts 2017 examined what states and districts are doing to get ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offered state-by-state grades for the nation's schools on a range of educational measures. (Jan. 4, 2017) | Part of an Annual Report: Quality Counts 2017: Report and Rankings

5. Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters

A study calls teachers' online grievances against the profession a form of social action. (April 14, 2017) | From the Blog: Teacher Beat

6. 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. (Oct. 30, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

7. Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Experts say that teachers must develop their own social-emotional competencies, including the ability to manage stress, before they can effectively model these skills to students. (June 7, 2017) | Part of a Special Report: Social-Emotional Learning: It Starts With Teachers

8. '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. (Jan. 5, 2017) | From the Blog: Teaching Now

9. 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. (March 13, 2017) | From the Blog: Politics K-12

10. 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. (Jan. 30, 2017) | From the Blog: Politics K-12

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