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Published: 2017-01-20T21:37:36+00:00


A Dispatch From the Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary


In his final Commentary as education secretary, John B. King Jr. considers the state of American schooling.

At 'Nature Preschools,' Classes Are Outdoors


Nature-based pre-primary programs are growing like weeds in forests and meadows around the country.

19 Schools Are Named for the Obamas. Most of Them Are Segregated


More than 90 percent of the students who attend the schools bearing the names of either President Obama or first lady Michelle Obama are black or Hispanic, a stark contrast to the racial breakdown of public schools as a whole.

High Court Arguments Focus on Spec. Ed. Benefits


A handful of words and phrases could end up setting the standard for the level of benefits school districts nationwide must provide to students with disabilities.

Incident Highlights Bullying Risk for Those With Disabilities


An attack on a Chicago 18-year-old is a reminder that children and youth with disabilities are uniquely vulnerable, something federal education officials have aimed to address.

State of the States: Ariz., Ark., Ga., Idaho, Kan., N.J., N.D., Ore., S.D., Vt., Wash., Wis., Wyo.


Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.

Substitute-Teacher Shortages Put Schools to Test


As the economy improves, administrators are turning to billboards, Twitter, and college job fairs to keep classrooms staffed.

Will Betsy DeVos Divide the School Choice Movement?


The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffery R. Henig.

States Balance Ambitious and Achievable in ESSA Plans


Some already are proposing tight timelines to meet their state-determined goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while others worry about boxing themselves in.

Education Department Facing Culture Shift Under Trump


Policy implications loom as the agency prepares to replace current political appointees with the incoming administration's picks, even though they make up only a fraction of the department's workforce.

How Education Is Failing Rural America


In rural communities, education is an engine of exodus rather than economic development, write Catharine Biddle and Daniella Hall.

Schools Grappling With Fee Hikes for AP Exams


Thanks to a little-noticed ESSA provision, many schools are losing subsidies that once defrayed the testing costs for needy students.

Key Federal Studies Face Hazy Future Under Trump


After fending off threats from congressional Republicans for years, some big federal studies that yield troves of data on education face an even more uncertain future.

Education Policy Ideas for President Trump


Five education policy experts weigh in on what the K-12 policy priorities should be under a Trump administration.

School CPR bill delayed by Senate panel


What You Had to Say About K-12 Policy and the Election


Educators, policymakers, and public education advocates sent Education Week Commentary dozens of submissions following the election. Here’s what they had to say.

Iconic School-Reform Group Ends 33-Year Run


A casualty of changing school-reform trends, the Coalition for Essential Schools will close its national office this month.