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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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08/03 04:31 pm | Most Principals Like Their Jobs. Here's What Makes Them Change Schools or Quit Altogether | A higher percentage of principals are staying at their schools than in recent years, according to a new federal survey. And while job-satisfaction is high, nearly a quarter ...

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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
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.
September 5, 2021 – 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
The law gives new flexibility on how to make improvements to the worst-performing schools, but the choices must have the facts to back them up.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
At issue is just which branch of state government—or even which office—calls the shots on putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into practice. And election-year tensions up the ante.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
Community engagement is a learning opportunity for students and a boon for local mission-driven organizations, writes Rommel Loria.
March 23, 2018 – Education Week
In the unfortunate club of principals and K-12 administrators whose schools become the site of unthinkable violence, the best source of guidance to navigate the grief, trauma, and leadership challenges that follow are their peers who've been through it.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Not all students in Bellefonte, Pa., honored the Parkland shooting victims by following district policy, explains their superintendent Michelle Saylor.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week

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