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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.

Spotlight on Principal Leadership

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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10/16 12:00 am | Florida Districts Damaged by Hurricane Michael Work to Reopen, Assess Damages | Florida districts are beginning to assess the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Eight school districts are closed "until further notice."

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School leaders who delegate to expert staff, adhere to a schedule, and commit to taking care of themselves can thrive, time-management experts say.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Rising rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide in children are manifesting in schools. What principals can do to support students and stave off crisis.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Adult agitators or slackers can sabotage morale in schools and undermine principals. School leaders must confront the behaviors directly and diplomatically.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Few principals have deep experience with special education, but managing it effectively is possible. Some experts offer their ideas for school leaders.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Exercise, meditation, and keeping strict boundaries on when he reads and responds to email are among the strategies that a New York high school principal has honed in recent years to help him be effective at his job without the work consuming his life. Here’s what works for him.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
Two principals documented all they did on a single day. They logged details of the scheduled and unscheduled events that make any day of a principal's job a time-management and leadership challenge.
October 17, 2018 – Education Week
In the wake of the 'Janus' Supreme Court case, teachers' unions are facing more than a dozen legal challenges backed by right-leaning groups that could further dampen their membership numbers and finances.
October 15, 2018 – Education Week
Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers.
October 12, 2018 – Education Week
More than half of the 13 elected state superintendent spots are up for grabs this year, even as South Carolina voters weigh making the job an appointed one.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
A Miami high school teacher has used the same English literature textbook for a decade. As the district moved to a digital curriculum, she held on to her hardcover books—until her principal ordered all copies removed.
October 5, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

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