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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took office in February after a contentious confirmation process and has struggled to gain traction on key priorities such as school choice and staffing up the Education Department.
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State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make?

State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention. (August 29, 2017)

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Education Week Leaders To Learn From 2018
In this annual report, Education Week's Leaders To Learn From spotlights district-level leaders from across the country who seized on creative but practical approaches to improving their school systems and put those ideas to work.

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Spotlight on College and Career Readiness

In this Spotlight, see how educators are teaching evidence-based writing across subject areas, using online tools to fuel collaborative writing, and inspiring students through the creation of school writing clubs.

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In this Spotlight, learn how principals are providing input on ESSA's implementation, gaining management savvy from the business world, and balancing classroom visits with other leadership responsibilities.

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Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
This special report explores what states, school districts, higher education, and alternative programs are doing to prepare future principals.
New School Rules for a New Era
Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in the United States.

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05/25 06:43 pm | A Group of Santa Fe Students Calls For Gun Storage Laws, Security Measures | The Texas students spoke as an Indiana community was dealing with a school shooting that left a teacher and student injured.

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Chesterfield County Superintendent James Lane was named to the post, which has been filled on an interim basis since January when Steve Staples retired.
May 24, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
New Jersey's largest city has picked its own schools chief for the first time in 22 years.
May 23, 2018 – AP
An oft-cited misconception of the longevity of urban schools chiefs is being debunked by a new look at the data on superintendent tenure.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
When teachers use their students as leverage, they damage their own professionalism, write William J. Bennett and Karen Nussle.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
California voters have seen a barrage of sunny television ads in recent weeks touting former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's record on finances, crime, and education, aired by Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018.
May 15, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teachers are feeling undersupported, forgotten, and misunderstood. It’s time we do more than just listen, writes H. Richard Milner IV.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
Investment banker and former Los Angeles deputy mayor Austin Beutner on Tuesday was named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District despite his lack of experience in the education field.
May 2, 2018 – AP
His decades of work as an editor, publisher, and thought leader helped elevate the national conversation about education at a pivotal time for public policy.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
Federal lawmakers, especially some from Florida, hear from school officials, educators, and students about ways to secure schools and empower students and staff against school violence.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Ninety-five percent of principals said students spend too much time on digital devices when they're not in school, according to an exclusive Education Week Research Center survey.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week

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