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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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06/19 11:32 am | A School in the Former Capital of the Confederacy Is Renamed for Barack Obama, the Nation's First Black President | Like many of the schools named for the Obamas, most of the students at Stuart Elementary are black. At Obama-named schools across the nation, more than 90 percent of students ...

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In the #MeToo era, even educators are not immune: Forty percent of K-12 teachers and administrators report in a new Education Week Research Center survey that they’ve experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or assault while at work.
June 21, 2018 – Internal
Emily Moyes reflects on how working with a trusted PLC and instructional coach has helped her become a better teacher.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers benefit from feedback and support that isn’t tied to professional evaluations, writes instructional coach Diane Caldwell.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
One in five school officers say their school is not prepared to handle an active-shooter situation, according to a nationally representative survey of school resource officers conducted by the Education Week Research Center.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers' unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries, even as red-meat issues like guns, inequality, and President Donald Trump have dominated the races.
June 3, 2018 – AP
President Donald Trump spent more than an hour Thursday offering private condolences to some of the families affected by this month's deadly Texas school shooting, the latest spasm of mass violence in a year marred by assaults on the nation's schools.
May 31, 2018 – AP
When you reject "the way we’ve always done things," you may find your leadership challenged, note Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
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

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