With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling. The result is a deep-dive account of what's wrong with cyber charters.
The push to design teaching and learning around students’ distinctive academic needs, and even their personal interests, has entered the K-12 mainstream and its expansion is quickening.
This special report dives into the toolbox available to those looking to boost school quality, and the opportunities and challenges posed by the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
Twenty-five years ago, Minnesota passed the country’s first charter school law. Since then, the charter sector has expanded exponentially to include dozens of states, thousands of schools, and millions of students.
Articles in this special report explore the efforts states and school districts are making to effectively teach English-language learners. También disponible en español.
Articles in this special report explore the evolving roles of chief academic officers and chief technology officers in five school systems in California, Georgia, Iowa, Oregon, and New York.
As the first grants issued under the federal Investing in Innovation, or i3, program wind down, Education Week examines the yield from the politically popular program.
In this special package, Education Week looks at recent changes TFA has embarked on as it enters a new era and the questions they raise about its model, impact, and future course.
This special report on ESSA looks at what the law will mean for virtually every aspect of public schooling when it takes full effect in the 2017-18 academic year.
This special report explores the factors behind recent teacher shortages and highlights initiatives designed to improve district hiring processes and tap new pools of prospective educators.
This special report outlines the progress schools are making to use digital tools to personalize learning, but also raises the question: Are they reaching far enough?
Rural schools are often charged outrageous rates for lousy Internet service. Can billions of federal dollars and a menu of market-based reforms fix the problem?
This special report aims to deepen educators' understanding about formative assessment, what it is, and how to use it effectively to get good information about students' learning progress in real time.
The rising tension between advocates for greater use of data to improve schools and people who are worried about protecting student privacy is one of the most contentious issues in education.
This special report on professional development explores the juncture between the common core and growing efforts to reconfigure learning opportunities for teachers.
This yearlong series will examine efforts to recognize and overcome discrimination in schools.
Education Week reporters and visual journalists went to New Orleans and Houston to interview parents, students, and educators and explore the evolution of the city’s unorthodox school system.
This Commentary special collection offers a range of perspectives on parents’ opting their children out of tests.
This special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction.
This article is part of an occasional series examining the challenges facing disadvantaged students who show academic potential.
This report examines some of the most intractable challenges schools face in trying to use technology to improve teaching and learning—and how K-12 systems are attempting to clear those hurdles.
This special report examines the challenges CAOs are facing in school districts across the country and how they are working to improve academics in the age of common standards and digital teaching and learning. It features findings from an exclusive survey of district leaders.
This special report examines how educators and policymakers are cultivating principals who can be the kind of political, managerial, and instructional leaders the profession now demands.
This special report details the complex challenges schools and teachers face as they work toward implementing the new math standards.
This report tackles the issue of personalized learning, arguably one of the hottest topics in education this year, and an educational concept that raises all kinds of questions and concerns about how students should learn in the digital age.
This special report aims to give district leaders a better sense of what it takes to piece together a smart strategy for learning management systems.
This school year, America's schools are projected to reach a demographic milestone: For the first time, a majority of students in K-12 schools will be children of color. This special story package examines what that means for educators, students, and the school community.
This special report focuses on the educational technology marketplace, including what it looks like, how it works, and the changes that are likely to shape it.
Even with ground-shifting demographic changes, many public schools continue to be highly segregated 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the principle of “separate but equal” education.
This occasional series examines the ongoing successes and setbacks of two educational startups.
This series follows a city district resting its hopes on a tech-themed approach.
This special report explores how the initial vision for the standards—and for aligned assessments—is now bumping up against reality in states, school districts, and local communities.
Education Week's second annual Leaders To Learn From report profiles 16 district leaders from across the country.
This package of stories and multimedia reflects on the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty and its impact on the lives of children, especially those living in poverty.
This special report, part of Education Week's ongoing series on virtual education, examines the opportunities and persistent questions that surround schools' and districts' implementation of blended learning.
On most measures of educational success, Native American students trail every other racial and ethnic subgroup of students. To explore the reasons why, Education Week sent a writer, a photographer, and a videographer to American Indian reservations in South Dakota and California.
This special report looks at the challenges educators face in adapting the Common Core State Standards for students with disabilities, English-learners, and gifted students.
This special report, part of Education Week’s ongoing series on virtual education, aims to address such questions and provide guidance for school leaders looking for new ideas and approaches for managing the digital evolution of their districts.
For this four-part series, Education Week spent six months reporting on how the District of Columbia’s vision of the common-core English/language arts standards is being put into practice in one 8th grade classroom at one school.
In this two-part series, Education Week takes a special look at implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards, which call for bringing greater depth to K-12 students' understanding of science.
This special report, part of Education Week’s ongoing series on virtual education, examines how technological trends are changing teaching and learning.
This special report examines the complex relationship between the private and public sectors in K-12.
To explore concerns over charter schools' discipline policies, Education Week analyzes national and district-level data on student expulsions and suspensions.
Education Week examines some of the opportunities and obstacles faced by teacher colleges as they work to upgrade their training.
Education Week reporting on the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, where 26 people, including 20 children and six staff members, were killed on Dec. 14, 2012.
This special report focuses on the shifts in literacy instruction envisioned by the Common Core State Standards.
The articles included in this special series explore alternative approaches to suspension or expulsion.
These special reports from the technology team at Education Week Digital Directions
examine the progress made in the e-learning arena, the growing role of e-educators, the creation of digital curricula, and the ways students in special populations are getting virtual help.
Latest report: "Managing the Digital District" (September 30, 2013)
How will the 2012 presidential election affect K-12 education policy? The Campaign 2012 collection page includes recent election-related stories, blog posts, and tweets, as well as a must-see comparison detailing each candidate's views on education policy issues.
This special series examines a fresh wave of advocacy organizations that wield increasing political influence in the education arena.
This special report maps out the landscape of academic content and instruction in the common-core era.
Education Week, the Education Writers Association, and The Hechinger Report partnered with 18 news outlets for this special series examining how $3 billion in federal School Improvement Grants is being used in efforts to revitalize some of the nation's lowest-performing schools.
This special report examines the education marketplace and new approaches to schooling that are changing K-12.
This special report examines the attempts by a small but growing number of districts and unions to work together to enhance the knowledge and skills of teachers and, in turn, improve the achievement of schoolchildren.
Ten years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the profound impact on the United States is not hard to see. What's less obvious is how the attacks have filtered into American classrooms.
This special report examines how multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning, especially in the core academic subjects.
One hundred and fifty years after shots fired at Fort Sumter ignited the Civil War, a growing number of teachers are digging directly into primary sources and using technology to help their students better understand the conflict and bring it to life.
This special report explores "informal science education," which is gaining broader recognition for its role in helping students acquire scientific knowledge and skills. Zoos, science museums, clubs, competitions, and online games are just a few ways scientists are engaging American youths.
This special report examines the many forms RTI is now taking, its research base, its influence on the educational marketplace, and the federal regulations that both fuel and restrict its growth.
Education Week and four of its regional news partners tracked developments in schools and districts where low-performing schools were undergoing turnaround efforts.
Follow Education Week's comprehensive coverage of this years' State of the State Addresses as the nation's governors outline their ideas on education and other legislative priorities.
This special report aims to provide a fresh look at teacher professional development. The stories examine many facets of the training, including its research base, implementation in districts, cost, and evolution. For the project, our reporters drew on interviews with teachers, administrators, and scholars.
Quality Counts is Education Week's annual report on state-level efforts to improve public education. Published in January.
Technology Counts is Education Week's annual 50-state report on educational technology.
An essential guide to graduation policy and rates. The annual report is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Education Week's comprehensive coverage of the 2010 midterm elections.
Education Week follows Principal Keith Look and his team at Shawnee High School in Louisville, Ky., while they work to transform the long-troubled campus as part of a $3.5 billion federal push to turn around thousands of low-performing schools across the nation.
Education Week’s focus on the state of education in the Gulf Coast region shows how far the schools have come and looks at the challenges that remain.
Read Education Week and Associated Press stories on how schools around the world are responding to the 2009 swine flu outbreak.
The most recent news from Education Week and the Associated Press on the global financial crisis and its impact on education in the United States and across the globe.
A weekly series focusing on education-related scholarship. The section is supported by a grant from the Spencer Foundation.
This special collection includes Education Week and Associated Press reporting on a problem that is only sporadically recognized as a national issue: sexual misconduct by teachers.
Education Week's yearlong occasional series about the report that has helped shape U.S. education policy over the past quarter-century.
A decade later, Education Week examines what schools, scholars, and parents have learned since the tragic killings at Columbine High School.
See Education Week's comprehensive coverage of the historic 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Includes blogs, video and multimedia content.
Education Week's coverage of the court's June 2007 decision against using race as a factor in assigning K-12 students to schools.
Many Native American communities in the United States are losing their indigenous languages. Edweek.org
has pulled together a collection of articles exploring efforts to preserve them.
Education Week's collection of stories on the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Education Week's print and online-only coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Education Week's ongoing coverage of the Bush administration's flagship reading program.
Jordan and Syria have borne the weight of the exodus of more than 2 million Iraqis from their homeland. Education Week looks at the impact of a new policy in Jordan to open its public schools to Iraqi children regardless of their legal status in the country.
Two years after Hurricane Katrina, Education Week and edweek.org report on the progress and setbacks in the Crescent City. The project includes a series of articles in the newspaper and special Web-only material.
The mass slaying at the hands of a student gunman at Virginia Polytechnic Institute have revived vexing questions and raised familiar fears for K-12 educators across the country who grapple daily with ensuring the physical safety of their students and staff.
This series—launched in September 2004—examines the new approaches to leadership in education at a time of increasing academic expectations on schools.
A collection of Education Week stories on the federal Teacher-in-Space program.
Follow Education Week's print and online-only coverage of the 2007 state election campaigns to see where the major candidates stand on education.
This series examines education in China today, the classroom strategies at work in schools, and the strengths and weakness Chinese educators and others see in their education system.
An occasional series on high school reform.
A three-part series that takes a close look at a handful of formative-assessment programs to provide a sense of what such measures look like in practice.
President Bush has won a second term in the White House in a hard-fought race with Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts. Below is a selection of key stories from our archives on Mr. Bush's record and initiatives in education policy.
The Education Week Research Center's annual progress report on the states' implementation of the federal law which has become implanted in the culture of America’s public education system.
This Education Week special report offers a detailed look at the leadership of governors in shaping their states' education agendas through legislation, regulatory action, public involvement, and proposal or endorsement of ballot measures.
This three-part series examines the obstacles to providing greater attention to teaching children foreign languages as well as innovative approaches to building students’ language skills.
This four-part series focuses on how K-12 education prepares students for their future with installments running monthly from March 2006 through June 2006.
Education Week's comprehensive coverage of the 2006 midterm elections.
Follow Education Week's collection of stories covering the effects of hurricane's Katrina and Rita on schools, districts, and states in the delta region.
In this three-part series, Education Week examines ways teachers' unions from districts and states around the nation work to shape education policy.
This series examines new and evolving approaches to professional development in education at a time of increased expectation on teachers to meet the "highly qualified" mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Education Week delivers in-depth reporting on the debate over teaching intelligent design in the classroom.
Over the past few decades, Education Week has visited several countries to report on their education systems. Read our reports.
This occasional series, launched in January 2005, looks at the growing push to reform secondary education addressing issues from preventing dropouts to assessing graduation requirements.
This three-part series—running in installments on May 4, May 11, and May 18, 2005—examines the influx of immigrant students into six heartland states and the impact those students are having on public schools.
Education Week looks at the revamped SAT, set to debut in March 2005, and its effects on schools and students.
Education Week's special coverage the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the landmark 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the doctrine of "separate but equal" in public education.
Education Week's two-part series takes a look at how districts are reforming in response to research demonstrating the positive role smaller school size plays in student learning.
Education Week found that officials are putting their faith in a select group of scholars, a small body of research, and a handful of commercial products to get the job done to improve student achievement in reading.
This three-part series examines the boom in the construction and renovation of K-12 schools and the continuing challenges that communities face in getting the facilities their students and educators need.
This four-part series examines the movement to make education research more "usable" and explores some efforts to connect the worlds of research and practice.
A series of articles from March and April 2003 addressing the influence of the Iraqi war on schools and students.
This Education Week series covers leadership issues in education—including governance, management, and labor relations.
For the 20th anniversary of A Nation at Risk, Education Week looks more closely at teenagers' views on what's wrong—and what's right— with the nation's public high schools.
Based on the responses of 800 registered voters nationwide, the Public Education Network and Education Week's April 2002 opinion poll found that, in spite of concerns about national security and the economy, Americans continue to place education and school funding issues among their top priorities.
In this two-part series, Education Week looks at the history of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act at the 25-year mark.
In today's standards-driven environment, the middle grades are under pressure to produce and ill-equipped to deliver.
This series examines all aspects of the educational landscape--people, trends, historical milestones, enduring controversies—with an emphasis on their continuing relevance.
This is a five-part series about the nation's supply of and demand for qualified teachers.