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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)

Leaders to Learn From

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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04/23 06:30 pm | Teacher Protests Will Close Some of Colorado's Largest Districts on Thursday and Friday | Colorado teachers are expected to head to the state capitol on Thursday and Friday to call for more K-12 funding.

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04/26 06:49 am | Learning and Safety in the Time of School Shootings | It is important to teach children to understand something beyond 'us and them' and 'good or bad'. It is in the opposition of terms that fear, and sometimes ...

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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
Presidents, first ladies, and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family, and literacy.
April 18, 2018 – AP
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
Most principals support the movement to personalize instruction, according to an Education Week Research Center survey. But they remain concerned about overuse of ed tech.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
High school leaders in smaller districts are most enthusiastic about the trend, a new survey by the Education Week Research Center found. But staffing challenges persist.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders face pressures about what digital learning approaches to take and what tech products to buy—from the central office, education companies, teachers, parents, and students.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Kentucky's top education officer was ousted Tuesday and replaced by a charter schools advocate in a move that escalated tensions between the state's Republican leaders and teachers who have been protesting for better funding.
April 18, 2018 – AP
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.
April 15, 2018 – AP
As recently as Tuesday, a defiant Arizona governor refused to meet with teachers threatening to strike over low pay. By Thursday, Republican Doug Ducey managed to scrape $274 million from the cash-starved state's coffers to offer a 9 percent wage hike starting this fall.
April 13, 2018 – AP
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday signed a proposal that requires schools to give more recess time to young students, a measure that aims to give kids more time for unstructured play.
April 5, 2018 – AP

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