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Published: 2017-10-18T20:39:30+00:00


Betsy DeVos Finds 'Bully Pulpit' No Easy Perch


Controversy and protests surrounding U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos often threaten to drown out the policy message she’s trying to deliver.

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools


Recent incidents represent a convergence of issues that are increasingly bedeviling K-12 systems: inappropriate social media use and cybersecurity threats.

Kindergarten Assessments Begin to Shape Instruction


Schools are looking for ways they can use the kindergarten entry tools to tailor classroom practices with children's academic, social, and physical development needs in mind.

Ruling Sends Kansas Back to Square One on K-12 Funding


The ruling striking down the state's school aid formula reignites years of fighting over how to assure an 'adequate' and 'equitable' public education.

Could Democrats, Trump Team Up on K-12 Issues?


The recent unexpected deal between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump on the federal debt ceiling raises the tantalizing question of what education policy areas might offer common ground.

Why This Juvenile-Court Judge Worries About School Resource Officers


Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske.

5 Things to Consider Before Posting Cops in Schools


School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak.

Civics Education Shouldn't Put Students to Sleep


Strengthening our democracy requires students understand some basic facts about government, including how it works, argue two civics-education advocates.

Through a 5th Grader's Eyes: Puerto Rico's School Disruption


Odaric Rodriguez Ortega misses his teacher and the classes that may not resume again till late November, even as he worries about those who have been hurt by Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico Teachers' Union Adds Muscle to School Recovery Efforts


From funneling supplies to helping students get back on their feet emotionally, the island's 40,000-member teachers' union is playing a range of roles in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Salam Noor out as Oregon schools chief


Yet Another Group Sets Out to Accredit Teacher-Prep Programs


The emergence of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation reflects an ongoing debate over how to tell if an education school is producing effective teachers.

District Erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' From Lesson Plan


"To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

The 'Elephant in the Classroom': Q&A on Substitute Teaching


Jill Vialet developed an innovative nonprofit aimed at transforming the way schoolchildren across the country experience recess. Now she’s begun a new organization to help schools be more strategic about hiring, training, and deploying substitute teachers.

Mainland Schools Receive Puerto Rican Students—and Educators—With Open Arms


As Puerto Rican families leave their devastated homeland for the mainland, school districts are preparing to take in students and offer jobs to teachers.

As Eli Broad Steps Down, Will His Influence on K-12 Education Last?


The philanthropist unapologetically pushed for more charters and shaped hundreds of district leaders amid a wave of billionaire entrepreneurs who sought to overhaul public education.

The School Discipline Conversation Starts With Girls and Police


The voices of school resource officers and black girls belong in the conversation about student discipline, write Monique W. Morris and Rebecca Epstein.

City slashes school budget by $4.2 million


Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism


Pressure to cut the rates of student absences will ramp up as most states use attendance in some form in new accountability plans.

To Fill a 'Mentoring Gap,' Schools Get Creative


Mentors can be powerful sources of support for students, but it's not easy to recruit and retain volunteers for the long haul.

Expert Advice on Schools Is a New Kind of Employee Perk


A nonprofit works with employers to provide lower-income parents with advice, support with their children's education.

A District That Ditched In-School Suspensions


In Cleveland, educators try to keep disruptive students in class and connected to learning. But out-of-school suspension rates remain high.

For English-Learners, a Positive Side to Peer Pressure


Seeing peers with similar backgrounds succeed helps ELLs stay connected and motivated, educators and researchers say.

Educating and Motivating Students


In this report, Education Week takes an expansive look at student engagement and motivation and a range of strategies schools, educators, advocates, and parents are using to help students get—and stay—vested in their learning.