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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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Sneak Peek at 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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02/23 10:23 am | For the Record: Not All Educators Oppose Arming Teachers, Staff | Jeffrey Woofter, a former sheriff and the superintendent in Barbour County, West Virginia, says that allowing trained, certified staff to carry concealed weapons could protect ...

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02/22 06:08 am | Following the Latest School Shooting, Young People Take the Lead | One of the best ways to tap into young people's advocacy and activism is to engage with them early and often about current events generally. Young people read the ...

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With teachers and other public workers planning a statewide walkout over pay and benefits, Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine says they deserve more but work stoppages by public employees are unlawful in West Virginia.
February 21, 2018 – AP
Students said social media posts from the alleged school shooter were ominous, but school officials said the district never got reports that Nikolas Cruz was a serious threat to his former school.
February 15, 2018 – Education Week
In a discussion with reporters, the education secretary talked about her plans for "rethinking" schools, deregulation, implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, what's next on school choice, and more.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Less than two years after members of the L.A. school board chose a superintendent from the district's ranks, they now find themselves in search of a new one—and the task may be harder than ever.
February 12, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
A nod to vocation education and a pitch to offer "Dreamers" a path to citizenship got mentions in President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for Pres. Trump's nominee to oversee K-12 policy turns into a debate over how well Betsy DeVos is overseeing ESSA implementation.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
The U.S. secretary of education faced a steep learning curve when she took office last year. See how her tenure is shaping up in key issue areas.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Educators in Menomonee, Wis., are going all in on "continuous improvement," a strategy that combines constant feedback, experimentation, and problem-solving.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
North Carolina's top court will decide whether legislators can interpret the state constitution in a way to cut the authority of the appointed statewide board.
February 3, 2018 – AP
Even in schools that are open, Hurricane Maria’s aftermath continues to pose physical and educational challenges for educators in still-recovering communities.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week

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