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Published: 2017-02-21T21:22:14+00:00


Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals


Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.

What School Leaders Must Learn About Equity


The Every Student Succeeds Act offers states and districts an opportunity to improve cultural competency, writes Irma Zardoya.

Steep Learning Curve on K-12 as State Leaders Take New Seats


At a pivotal time for education policy, half the nation's state legislatures have at least one new education committee chairperson, and a quarter of schools chiefs are less than a year into the job.

Uncertainties as Congress Takes Aim at ESSA Regulations


The push by Republicans to overturn Obama-era accountability rules could have broad consequences for how the law works in states and is dividing the education community.

FCC Alters 'Lifeline' Program for Subsidized Broadband


Following a policy reversal by the FCC, nine companies will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that offers subsidized internet access to low-income Americans.

FCC Yanks Report on E-Rate Success


The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.

State of the States: Calif., Ill., Md., Mass., N.Y., Penn.


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

Autopsy of inBloom Sparks Old Debates About Sharing Student Data


Three years after the demise of the education data company, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong, and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.

Don’t Reduce Transgender Rights to Bathroom Access


Teachers should be aware how transgender students can feel unsafe, even in the classroom, writes researcher Jacob Berglin.

Student Suicide: Moving Beyond Blame to Understanding


When it comes to the wrenching matter of student suicide, two psychologists explain how school leaders can support their communities.

When School Doesn't Seem Fair, Students May Suffer Lasting Effects


A lack of trust in school can lead to poor outcomes, such as higher rates of discipline and less likelihood of college enrollment, new research finds.

RTI May Fall Short in Flagging Certain Students


As a method of organizing efforts to help students who are struggling academically, response to intervention has seen widespread adoption.

National Testing Landscape Continues to Shift


An Education Week survey finds smaller shifts in testing this year as more states embrace the SAT and ACT and the number of states using PARCC or Smarter Balanced holds steady.

Feds to Check Special Education at 12 Texas School Districts


The U.S. Department of Education has advised state officials that it will take a closer look at special education programs at 12 Texas school districts.

Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo


More than 100 Teach For America teachers are among 750,000 undocumented immigrants protected by the deferred-action policy, which President Trump has said is a "very difficult subject" for him.

Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry


The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University.