When School Doesn't Seem Fair, Students May Suffer

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. (February 21, 2017)

White House: Transgender-Student Rights Not a Federal Issue

The Trump administration believes the federal government doesn't have a role in transgender-student rights in schools and plans to issue new guidance, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. (February 21, 2017)

What Tests Does Each State Require?

(February 16, 2017)

School Spending Ticks Up; Charters Still Spend Significantly Less

(February 17, 2017)

RTI May Fall Short in Flagging Certain Students

(February 17, 2017)

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DACA Teachers 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. (February 17, 2017)

Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry

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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. (February 17, 2017)

Student Suicide: From Blame to Understanding

When it comes to the wrenching matter of student suicide, two psychologists explain how school leaders can support their communities. (February 15, 2017)

Is 'Should Guns Be Allowed in Schools' the Right Question?

Concerns about school safety should exist. But when it comes to allowing guns in schools, there are better ways to protect students, write Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers. (February 21, 2017)

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Tricky Balance in Shifting From ESSA Blueprint to K-12 Reality

Quality Counts 2017

The 21st edition of Quality Counts examines what states and districts are doing to make ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act's implementation, and offers state-by-state grades for how the nation's schools are faring on a range of educational measures.

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How Can Schools Help Fight Student Homelessness?

Education Week correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families.
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Digital Directions

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information

The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms. (February 13, 2017)

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What Advice Will Ms. Frizzle Have for Betsy DeVos?

Actress and comedian Kate McKinnon will voice Ms. Frizzle in the reboot of "The Magic School Bus." But what would the new Ms. Frizzle have to say about Betsy DeVos and contemporary education issues? (February 14, 2017)

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Research Is a Critical Part of K-12 Development and Sales

Research that shows your product does what it claims for students and teachers is important. But how do you get it? This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 7, 2017)

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