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Carol Dweck presented and discussed her latest research on "growth mindsets" at Education Week's Leaders to Learn From event in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2016.

In a speech at Education Week's Leaders To Learn From event, John B. King Jr., the newly minted U.S. Secretary of Education, describes his early life and the changes he sees as essential to improving U.S. education.

These videos, profiling some of Education Week's 2016 Leaders to Learn From, show how school leaders can work with their communities to mitigate poverty, expand arts education, and develop English-language proficiency.

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In 1996, the Chanda Smith Consent Decree and subsequent legal decisions ushered in sweeping special education reforms in Los Angeles schools. But who is Chanda Smith? Hear from the woman who prompted this monumental lawsuit.

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