Sneak Peek: Meet a 2017 Leader to Learn From

Dolores Gonzalez, the chief program officer for IDEA Public Schools, has shaped an academic program that focuses on erasing achievement gaps and shaping first-generation college-goers. Each year, Education Week shines a spotlight on outstanding school district leaders. We are excited to unveil three honorees early. (December 9, 2016)

Immigrant Daughter Lands at 'Dream' School

Education Week checks back with Ayat Husseini, a student whose parents were reluctant to let her leave home to attend her first-choice college. (December 9, 2016)

Ed. Dept. Civil Rights Complaints More Than Doubled Since 2008

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

(December 8, 2016)

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Opinion

Are We Criminalizing Our Students?

America's outsize spending on criminal justice comes at the expense of schooling, write Lori Bezahler and Allison R. Brown. (December 7, 2016)

A Blueprint for Successful Arts Education

New partnerships and investments in young people's creative capital can rejuvenate arts education, writes EdVestors CEO Laura Perille. (December 6, 2016)

Maybe Instead of Finland, We Should Be More Like Massachusetts?

After the release of the 2015 PISA results, we should look to Massachusetts as an educational model, says Peter DeWitt. (December 9, 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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FEATURED VIDEO

ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law

The new Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. And it gives new leeway to states in calling the shots.
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Digital Directions

Do 'Digital Natives' Prefer Paper Books to E-Books?

Some experts predicted that e-books and digital devices would turn print books into relics, but that hasn’t happened—at least not yet. (November 8, 2016)

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Teacher

How 'Hamilton' Encapsulates My Goals as a Teacher

The popular Broadway musical "Hamilton" offers important lessons for the classroom, writes teacher Siobhan Gearty. (November 29, 2016)

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Market Brief

Security, Cybersecurity Lead K-12 Purchasing Categories

The fastest growth in procurement solicitations in the third quarter of 2016 was for "public safety" equipment and services, while cybersecurity gets E-rate funding. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 23, 2016)

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