Warning Sounded on Tech Disrupting Student Sleep

Schools are paying renewed attention to researchers' warnings that the "blue light" from mobile devices can shake the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. (December 2, 2016)

School Choice: Will Trump Help or Hurt the Cause?

Advocates for charters, vouchers, and other forms of school choice express mixed views about what the new administration may mean. (December 1, 2016)

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Lead the House Education Committee

(December 2, 2016)

U.S. Performance Rising in Math and Science

(November 29, 2016)

College Board to Offer More Supports for Students With Disabilities, ELLs

(December 1, 2016)

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As Info Landscape Changes, Librarians Take on New Roles

School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum. (December 1, 2016)

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Teachers' Moral Imperative to Challenge Political Hatred

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Opinion

The Miseducation of Native American Students

The U.S. education system's erasure of Indigenous historical and present realities is damaging to Native students, writes Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. (November 28, 2016)

Introducing the School Friendship Challenge

The recent drop in school bullying incidents doesn’t necessarily mean schools have become more welcoming, says Gregg Weinlein. (November 22, 2016)

The Misunderstood Teacher Shortage

The reasons for the teacher shortage extend beyond how much teachers are paid, says Walt Gardner. (December 2, 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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Charter Schools Fight Divides the Black Community

Charter schools are often viewed as a lifeline by African-American parents. The NAACP, however, has called for a moratorium on these independently managed public schools.
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Digital Directions

What Is Digital Literacy?

For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it, part of an Education Week special report: "The Changing Face of Literacy." (November 8, 2016)

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What's Missing From the Discussion of Teacher Shortages? A Researcher Explains

A researcher calls for a more nuanced discussion of teacher shortages, rather than a broad-strokes depiction of a national shortage. (November 22, 2016)

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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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