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Advocates Build Case for Federal School Construction Aid

As the White House pledges a big push to rebuild the national infrastructure, education advocates push for money to rebuild and refurbish aging, substandard schools. (February 13, 2018)

Spotlight on ESSA

In this Spotlight, learn what ESSA's implementation will mean for teacher evaluation, early-childhood programs, literacy, and more.

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10/21 11:02 am | How Does School Climate Figure Into State ESSA Plans? | At least eight states are considering school climate or discipline in rating their schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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K-12 American Education Since 1981
This interactive timeline digs deep into the Education Week archives to tell the story of U.S. education over the past 30 years, with a special focus on presidential terms.

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At a Glance: U.S. Secretaries of Education
he U.S. Department of Education has had 11 secretaries since its birth as a Cabinet-level department in 1980. Check out these pages for a deep look at each secretary's tenure, challenges, and accomplishments.

Commentaries: The Federal Role in Education
These essays have been adapted for Education Week from the recently published book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit. The explore federal involvement in education policy.

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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About ESSA?
What is the "Weighted Student Funding Pilot", how do select states plan to use Title II funding, and how does ESSA influence state flexibility in determining teacher evaluation criteria?

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder gutted a portion of the 1956 Voting Rights Act, and the reverberations continue for school board and other local elections.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
The Trump administration's "troubling" zeal for deregulation could hurt marginalized students, caution David C. Bloomfield and Alan A. Aja.
December 4, 2017 – Education Week
Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics turns 150 this year and a look at its studies over those years shows just how much American schooling has grown and changed.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Here are four guiding principles for a more robust public education system, from the leaders of the Teacher Union Reform Network.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Proposals being considered in Congress could end up shrinking revenue available for state and local leaders to spend on public schools, advocates warn.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Tim Kelly, the pick for assistant secretary for career and technical education, authored a personal blog that, among other things, made pointed statements about Muslims, Head Start parents, and federal efforts to recruit women into the sciences.
November 9, 2017 – Education Week
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.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here’s a snapshot of what the average teacher and the typical first-year teacher would pay under the legislation now being debated in Congress.
November 7, 2017 – Education Week
The secretary of education’s move to scrap what it says are outdated and burdensome regulations smacks up against fears that it will scale back protections for students with disabilities.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
If confirmed to be U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' right-hand man, former South Carolina schools chief Mick Zais would share her support for school choice and a slimmer federal footprint in K-12.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week

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