• Jiali Houston, 11, asks a classmate a question about social studies work during a special session at Luella Middle School. The session is designed to give students academic help in areas they have identified as weaknesses. —Maura Friedman for Education Week
  • Eighth grader Hailey Miller looks over a science experiment her group was conducting during a “What I Need” day. —Maura Friedman for Education Week

Personalized Learning: The Next Generation

Education Week examines the expansion of personalized learning in K-12 schools, and the educational and technological challenges ahead for this approach to instruction. (October 20, 2016)

Judges Issue Conflicting Opinions on School Transgender Rights

A federal district judge in Texas clarifies his nationwide injunction against the Obama administration's guidance, while a federal magistrate in Illinois backs transgender students. (October 20, 2016)

Ed. Dept. Releases Guidance on Early-Learning Support in ESSA

The guidance notes that support for early learning is woven throughout the new law and outlines ways states and districts can use federal funds to support young learners. (October 20, 2016)

Induction Program for Science Teachers Starts With Exploration

(October 20, 2016)

Most Schools Use Kindergarten Entry Assessments; Do They Help?

(October 19, 2016)

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K-12 Gets Scant Attention in Final Debate

It has been a long, parched walk in the desert for attention to education in the debates between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (October 19, 2016)

National School Spending Inches Up to $623 Billion

(October 19, 2016)

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Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, says psychologist Thomas Armstrong. (October 19, 2016)

An Urgent Call to Action for Education Leaders

Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville. (October 17, 2016)

If Coaching Is So Powerful, Why Aren't Principals Being Coached?

Even principals need the kind of professional development coaches can bring, argues Peter DeWitt. (October 16, 2016)

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Yearly Special Reports

Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction, Survey Finds

Technology Counts 2016

The 2016 edition of Education Week’s long-running Technology Counts report combines in-depth reporting and insight from an original national survey to reveal how teachers approach integrating technology into the classroom and their overall confidence in education technology.

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For New Science Teachers, a Chance to Explore

As part of a special report on ways to support new teachers, the Education Week video team examined a program for first- and second-year science educators held at San Francisco's hallowed Exploratorium.
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Digital Directions

'Scary Clowns' Hysteria, Fueled by Social Media, Forces Schools to Adjust

Rumors about "scary clowns" seeking to harm children have swirled online and led some schools to lock down their facilities. (October 13, 2016)

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Report: Elementary Teachers Warming to Common Core But Still Have Concerns

Groups of elementary school teachers praised the increased rigor in the common standards, but expressed concerns that there are too-high expectations on children. (October 12, 2016)

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Market Brief

Study: Career Readiness Will Require Training, and Retraining, Beyond High School

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that Americans will need continual training, over many years, to stay on top of the job market's demands. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 14, 2016)

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