Substitute Teaching: The 'Elephant in the Classroom'

Jill Vialet has spent 20 years providing training to help K-12 educators make recess more beneficial for students. Now she’s tackling an issue that garners far less public enthusiasm. (October 17, 2017)

Students Earn Digital Credentials for Adding New Skills

The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground. (October 17, 2017)

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

(October 13, 2017)

How Far Behind Is Trump in Staffing the Ed. Dept. Compared With Obama?

(October 16, 2017)

Evolution, Climate Change on Chopping Block? N.M. Science Standards Get Airing

(October 16, 2017)

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  • Sacheiry Comeron, 34, gets a kiss from her son, Yomar Lopez, 12, after Comeron secured an interview for a teaching job with the Orange County school district at a reception center set up at the Orlando International Airport to greet evacuees from Puerto Rico. Comeron's résumé includes 10 years of teaching experience, a masters degree in education and certifications to be a principal. —Octavian Cantilli for Education Week
  • Jacqueline Gonez Mejia, 48, holds up her résumé and teaching diploma at a reception center set up at the Orlando International Airport to greet evacuees from Puerto Rico. Gonez, an elementary teacher for the past 15 years in Puerto Rico, is applying for a teaching job in the Orange County school district. —Octavian Cantilli for Education Week

Puerto Rican Students Receive Warm Welcome

As Puerto Rican families leave their devastated homeland for the mainland, school districts are preparing to take in students and offer jobs to teachers. (October 13, 2017)

High Court Declines to Revive $4.5 Million Award in School Abuse Case

(October 16, 2017)

Opinion

10 Disruptions That Will Revolutionize Education

Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr. (October 16, 2017)

This Is Not the Time for Teachers to Be Timid

As America's cultural fabric continues to fray, educators play an important role in helping students process difficult events, writes Bruce Fuller. (October 13, 2017)

Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Matters

A good education should cause us discomfort by shining light into the darkness of our own ignorance, says Christina Torres. (October 15, 2017)

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Leaders To Learn From 2017

Education Week recognizes 14 bold and committed district leaders who demonstrate a powerful combination of tenacity and humility in bringing about systemwide change to benefit students and educators.
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Vermont Parents Square Off Over School Vaccine Rules

States are wrestling with how far to go in requiring parents to vaccinate their school-aged children. The story of one Vermont child helped sway lawmakers there.
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Digital Directions

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools

After hackers struck, Nevada's Foothill High and Florida's St. Lucie schools were faced with offensive content coming from their official Twitter accounts. (September 28, 2017)

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Which States Are Friendliest to Teachers?

A new report draws on 21 key indicators to rank all 50 states and the District of Columbia from the best to the worst places for teachers to work. See how your state ranks. (September 27, 2017)

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U.S. Adults Outperformed by Rest of Developed World in Numeracy, New Comparison Finds

A broad spectrum of U.S. adults had lower numeracy scores than their international counterparts, a new federal report shows. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 27, 2017)

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