States Preparing Expanded Toolkit to Assess Quality

Educators are still wrestling with what they should add to the mix of indicators to meet the Every Student Succeeds Act’s mandate to go beyond just test scores. (January 13, 2017)

Quality Counts 2017

Trump's Anti-Immigration Rhetoric Fuels Data Concerns

Education officials are wrestling with how they would protect student data if the Trump administration tried to use it for immigration-enforcement purposes. (January 13, 2017)

ESSA Plans: Seventeen States Plus D.C. Shooting for Early-Bird Deadline

(January 13, 2017)

Preschool Linked to Success on Global Math Test

(January 12, 2017)

Ed. Scholars Are Talking Past the Public

(January 13, 2017)

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  • President Barack Obama prepares to sign the Every Student Succeeds Act, on Dec. 10, 2015. The administration took office with an ambitious agenda on K-12 issues, fueled by federal aid to help the nation recover from the recession. —Susan Walsh/AP-File
  • The president embraces Jane Dougherty, right, and Sue Connors, sisters of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School psychologist Mary Sherlach. —Susan Walsh/AP-File
  • President Barack Obama sits with Emily Hare as she completes her spelling lessons during his visit to a preschool classroom at Powell Elementary School in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington. —Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP-File

Obama's Legacy: Big Achievements, Blowback

The president entered office in 2009 with education a top priority, scoring game-changing policy wins in some areas before hitting stiff headwinds in his second term. (January 10, 2017)

The Steep Price of Political Homogeneity

(January 13, 2017)

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Opinion

Education Research Needs a Policy Makeover

Researchers must commit to ensuring that their classrooms are welcoming to students of all political stripes, writes Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj. (January 12, 2017)

Why Ed. Scholarship Could Soon Be Sidelined

On the cusp of Donald Trump's inauguration, Frederick M. Hess warns that policymakers could sideline education scholarship because of its left-leaning bias. (January 11, 2017)

The Legacy of Michelle Obama and the Let Girls Learn Initiative

Mrs. Obama will be remembered for her support of education and leadership for girls around the world, writes Heather Singmaster. (January 12, 2017)

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Yearly Special Reports

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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Five Questions for Betsy DeVos, Ed. Sec. Nominee

Topics could include the common core, the role of Washington in education policy, and her background as a major donor to Republican Party candidates and causes.
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Digital Directions

'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy

Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news. (December 8, 2016)

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Teacher

'The Magic School Bus' Will Return to Teach New Generations About STEM

Netflix will reboot the beloved '90s educational cartoon, "The Magic School Bus," starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips. (January 5, 2017)

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Market Brief

Curriculum Associates’ Ownership Shifts to University, With Sale on Horizon

Curriculum Associates, a major producer of instructional materials, will gift $120 million of its shares—in effect, ceding its ownership—to the foundation of Iowa State University. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (January 11, 2017)

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