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School Inspections Offer a Diagnostic Look at Quality

Aiming to get beyond just spreadsheets and test scores, Vermont and other states experiment with new ways to scope out schools' strengths and weaknesses. (September 29, 2016)

ESSA Clears Underbrush on Path to Improvement

The new federal K-12 law gives states and districts a freer hand in fixing their lowest-performing schools, but questions loom on whether that leeway will translate into better outcomes. (September 28, 2016)

U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law

(September 29, 2016)

Yale Study Probes the Complexity of Bias in Preschool

(September 28, 2016)

Lessons From a 'Hidden Gem' in Alabama

(September 28, 2016)

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  • Students Bradley Hart 16, left, and Fadhili Maina, 17, work on an experiment during a 12th grade AP Biology class at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Md. —Photos by Gabriella Demczuk for Education Week
  • Students practice writing skills during an SAT Prep class at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Md. The school is working to narrow academic gaps between African-American students and their peers. —Photos by Gabriella Demczuk for Education Week

Assuring Needy Groups of Students Aren't Overlooked

A focus on the bottom of the scale may mask challenges for higher-performing schools when it comes to boosting achievement for students who lag behind. (September 29, 2016)

Five Reasons Why Teachers Should Write About Their Practice

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Opinion

Five Lessons From an Outgoing Schools Chancellor

Kaya Henderson reflects on her tenure as she prepares to step down from her post as schools chief in the nation's capital. (September 28, 2016)

What Is the Value of a Blue Ribbon School?

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program could offer schools more than just recognition, writes Queens College's Ted Kesler. (September 26, 2016)

Think Online Videos Will Solve Your PD Problem? Think Again

Online videos should not act as replacements for professional development and robust classroom coaching, says guest blogger Weston Kieschnick. (September 28, 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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What Is the Common Core?

Here’s your all-in-one guide to the Common Core State Standards, adopted by a majority of states with great fanfare—and considerable pushback in some places. Read more.

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Digital Directions

Ed-Tech Trends, Challenges Articulated by International Panel of Experts

The New Media Consortium and CoSN teamed up to assemble a report drawn from international experts on topics such as augmented reality, personalized learning, coding as literacy, and maker spaces. (September 22, 2016)

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Home Ownership Out of Reach for Teachers Across the Country, Reports Find

Some districts have used housing incentives, like subsidized housing or loan assistance, as a teacher recruitment tactic. (September 22, 2016)

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Market Brief

How Will Districts’ Ed-Tech Strategies Change Under ESSA?

Opportunities for digital innovation abound in the new ESSA law, but many district leaders are still trying to figure out how to make sense of that new flexibility, panelists at the EdNet conference said. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 28, 2016)

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