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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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How are states regulating principal-preparation programs, what does ESSA say about training school leadership, and how do “niche” principal-training programs aim to train more-effective school leaders?

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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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10/11 10:42 pm | 'It's Just Heartwrenching,' Principal Says of Hurricane Michael's Rampage Through His School | Hurricane Michael took a heavy toll on schools in Florida's Panhandle, including in Panama City's Jinks Middle School, where the storm blasted through the gymnasium.

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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
There are at least three proven steps educators can take to address sexual violence and harassment among teens, write two researchers.
October 5, 2018 – Education Week
Even in a year that included mass school shootings and an unprecedented level of gun-control activism, state legislatures across the country fell back to largely predictable and partisan patterns, an Associated Press review has found.
September 26, 2018 – AP
Teachers and administrators are still grappling with lingering storm damage, the impact of school closures, and how best to address the trauma left by last September's devastation.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
School safety, religious liberty and the nation's legacy of segregation were among the topics Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was called on to address as senators peppered the nominee for U.S. Supreme Court with questions.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Some cities are closely partnering with their school districts to provide an array of academic, health, and behavioral services to raise the odds that poor children are successful.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo.
August 14, 2018 – Education Week

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