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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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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.

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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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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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Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics turns 150 this year and a look at its studies over those years shows just how much American schooling has grown and changed.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Make the most of faculty meetings, leverage parent volunteers, and other tips for school leaders from author and educator William Sterrett.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The political maneuvers used by education policy advocates to animate moderate voters over those issues in New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington could provide a script next year when 38 governors and most state legislators are up for election.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here's a look at how things have turned out on several key campaign pledges a year after Trump's upset presidential victory.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Post-hurricane recovery remains especially difficult outside major urban areas even as Congress and federal officials continue to work out aid packages.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
A first-of-its-kind analysis suggests a link between student achievement and the degree to which teachers have a role in school decisionmaking.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Smaller classes could help bridge the gap between home and school, writes former teacher Marc Vincenti.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Bill Gates outlined new investments for school networks, curricula, and research and development, and a pivot away from long-time investments that are difficult to sustain or scale up.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
A positive transformation for the island's long struggling schools might be crippled before it can even start—or never take place at all.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
In Cleveland, educators try to keep disruptive students in class and connected to learning. But out-of-school suspension rates remain high.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week

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