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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 01:12 pm | School Leaders Press to Preserve Funding For Leadership Programs | The Trump administration budget unveiled last week proposed eliminating a slew of federal programs that pay for school leaders and principal recruitment, training, and ...

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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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The cascade of sexual harassment and assault allegations against high-profile men in politics and entertainment has raised concerns across industries, including in education.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Smart planning includes an eye toward the types of catastrophic events that might affect your region, and lining up resources needed for facilities and technology to bounce back.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
The Education Week Research Center looked at school districts with 20,000 students or more as of the 2014-15 school year and ranked how much they’ve each grown since 1987-88.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
How well are America's public school buildings and other facilities holding up? Data gleaned from a variety of sources fuel that discussion.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Against a backdrop of tight local budgets and competing priorities, local officials get creative in seeking community support for the capital financing they need for school facilities.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for two top positions in the Education Department gave opponents of the Trump administration's K-12 policy a chance to make their rhetorical case.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
New survey data show K-12 technology leaders have been slow to identify and respond to cybersecurity challenges, resulting in problems nationwide.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
David Cox, the superintendent in western Maryland's Allegany County, says his schools need more resources—such as behavioral specialists—to help support students whose families are impacted by opioids.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Those overseeing state education departments cope with staff and budget pressures even as they welcome new flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Schools should teach students self-defense and empowerment strategies to decrease sexual violence, writes nonprofit founder Lee Paiva.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week

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