Raising Kings

Step inside Washington, D.C.’s newest high school: Ron Brown College Prep, an all-male public school designed to meet the needs of young men of color. Education Week's Kavitha Cardoza and NPR's Cory Turner documented the school’s first year in a three-part audio series. (October 18, 2017)

Gates Foundation Announces New $1.7B for K-12

Bill Gates outlined new investments for school networks, curricula, and research and development, and a pivot away from long-time investments that are difficult to sustain or scale up. (October 20, 2017)

Schools Mount Fight Against Chronic Absenteeism

(October 19, 2017)

Study: U.S. Education Needs to Move Past Its 'Fixation on the Bachelor's Degree'

(October 20, 2017)

Ohio's Largest Virtual School Threatens Closure Amid Enrollment Controversy

(October 19, 2017)

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A Judge Worries About School Resource Officers

Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske. (October 18, 2017)

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)

Alt-Right as the New Rebel: Adolescence in the Trump Era

Teen rebellion is nothing new, but it looks different for teens today in Trump’s America than it did in previous generations, says Heather Ridge. (October 19, 2017)

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Yearly Reports

Meet the 2017 Leaders To Learn From

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

Google Announces Job-Training Program, Grants Aimed at Future of Work

The online-services giant will give $1 billion to nonprofits working in education and job training, as well as offer technical training and certificates. (October 13, 2017)

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Should Teachers Make as Much as Lawmakers? Calif. Voters Could Decide

The Teacher Fair Pay Act would require that teachers are paid no less than lawmakers who typically earn $104,118 per year. (October 10, 2017)

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Market Brief

Inside the Data: Parent Notifications Have Become the Norm in K-12 Market

More than 60 percent of parents of K-12 students report getting notes or e-mails about their students, newly released federal data show. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 13, 2017)

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