NATIONAL: Principals in Washington can’t hire enough…

When Jeffrey Engle’s wife recently changed careers to work as a special-education teacher in Puyallup, he wondered why her new salary didn’t reflect the 10 years of experience she had as a certified behavior analyst. She had spent that decade… Read full article at The Seattle Times

NATIONAL: ‘An Expensive Experiment’: Gates Teacher-Effectiveness Program…

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s multi-million-dollar, multi-year effort aimed at making teachers more effective largely fell short of its goal to increase student achievement—including among low-income and minority students, a new study found. This conclusion to an expensive chapter… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Carranza Releases Plan To Diversify Upper…

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza released a plan Wednesday to diversify middle schools on the Upper West Side and in South Harlem. “Students benefit from integrated schools and I applaud the District 3 community… Read full article at CBS News

NATIONAL: Educating Migrant Children in Shelters: 6…

After weeks of insisting Democrats were ultimately responsible for the migrant-child crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump did an about-face Wednesday, reversing a policy that has separated thousands of migrant children from their families—most of whom are coming… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: Trump Team Mulls Merger of Education,…

The Trump administration is considering a merger of the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Labor, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the proposal. The plan, which would be part of a broader effort to overhaul the… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How Have Obama’s K-12 Policies Fared…

President Donald Trump has made it clear: He doesn't like much of what President Barack Obama did as president. And like in other policy areas, the Trump administration has rolled back several education initiatives or policies enacted during the Obama… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: DeVos-Supported ‘Brain-Performance’ Company Loses Appeal Over…

A controversial "neurofeedback" company that has received significant financial investment from the family of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos has agreed to stop making questionable claims about its treatments for conditions such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and depression. Last… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: The Power of Student Voice to…

When schools are intentional about encouraging students to speak up and share their ideas, it serves to motivate individuals, improve whole school climates, and give administrators valuable insights that can reshape their work. That's the message of school districts like… Read full article at Education Week

NATIONAL: How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students…

Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. Some high school students think of applying to colleges as a full-time job. There are essays and tests, loads of financial documents… Read full article at KPCC

NATIONAL: See the Schools Puerto Rico Plans…

Hurricane Maria severely disrupted Puerto Rico’s public schools when it hit Sept. 20, 2017. Now, the island’s education system is poised to undergo a controversial transition. In response to the storm as well as falling enrollment and the government’s long-term… Read full article at Education Week