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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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With the first charter school strike in the books—and teachers coming out victorious—experts say both unions and charter schools may need to rethink how they’ve long operated.
December 14, 2018 – Education Week
Cordova, a DPS graduate and parent, has spent her career in DPS as a bilingual secondary teacher, principal of a high-needs elementary school and an administrator. The school board will vote Dec. 17 on whether to appoint her superintendent.
December 10, 2018 – Education Week
Strong partnerships are crucial between schools and parents of students with disabilities. Both can take steps to keep the relationship civil and productive.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
Meet three outstanding educators—the first in Education Week’s 2019 class of Leaders To Learn From—who are single-minded in their pursuit of opportunity and excellence on behalf of their students, their teachers, and their communities.
December 4, 2018 – Education Week
A new Chicago Public Schools office created to investigate cases of student-on-student sexual violence has fielded more than 600 allegations so far this school year, district officials testified Wednesday to the City Council’s education committee.
November 29, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
State Assembly member Tony Thurmond ultimately prevailed over former charter school executive Marshall Tuck in a contest that drew more than $50 million in outside campaign spending.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Funding shouldn't have the last word on how you run your school, write Oklahoma K-12 leaders Nathan Gray and Jon Myers.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Leadership is a test. One very busy principal explains how he learned to pass.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
The new crop of governors and state legislators—many of them Democrats—will be looking to deliver on campaign promises, and there’s a turnover of appointed state superintendents on the horizon.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Fed up with what they view as another blow to a suffering school community, about 60 teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High protested the sudden reassignment of three assistant principals and the campus security specialist.
November 27, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

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