Infographics on Education

Data visualization and interactive media on news and issues in K-12 education.

April 16, 2014 Here's a one-stop guide to keeping all the various versions of Race to the Top straight.
April 8, 2014 Here's an illustrated College Board summary of the current and redesigned exam, along with an Education Week analysis providing relevant material in the Common Core State Standards.
November 5, 2013 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose priorities include global health and U.S. education, has made initiatives focused on teacher quality a key dimension of its recent grantmaking strategy.
October 9, 2013 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan racked up a significant number of bargaining chips in his first years in office, which he used to create incentives for states to adopt his education improvement ideas. With fewer sweeteners left to use as leverage, he will likely grow even more dependent on sanctions and persuasion in the administration’s final three years.
October 2, 2013 Superintendents voice both skepticism and optimism on the governing abilities of school boards in the second of a series of Gallup-Education Week polls.
September 24, 2013 In Philadelphia, key players are shaping the fate of a high-stakes effort to replicate the acclaimed Science Leadership Academy. The expansion will rest on administrators, philanthropists, teachers, and students
September 25, 2013 The budget uncertainty that education advocates and school districts have lived with for the past two years doesn't seem likely to go away anytime soon. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know.
August 28, 2013 In a pair of new national polls aiming to capture the American public's view of the state of K-12 education, one finding is clear: Most of those surveyed are clueless about the Common Core State Standards.
August 20, 2013 Although calculators have not figured prominently in discussions of the common-core math standards, it's likely the complementary tests will result in far greater uniformity in their use on state exams across states.
August 7, 2013 This fall, Goldman Sachs and investor J.B. Pritzker will invest $1 million toward expanding a Utah school district's early-childhood program by 450-600 students through a social-impact bond, also known as a pay-for-success loans. See how it works and calculate potential savings yourself.
August 12, 2013 Congressional Republicans and Democrats are at work on competing proposals to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Use our interactive explorer to take a deeper dive into each proposal.
July 29, 2013 Teachers! Need ideas on where to take your students for beyond-school learning? See our interactive map of the best field trip spots across the U.S. Have a favorite field trip location? Submit your favorite venue and help us build a rich and dynamic tool for educators.
July 19, 2013 Try your hand at some of these sample fractions problems from the 4th and 8th grade National Assessment of Educational Progress. Then see how American students answered the same problems.
July 10, 2013 District leaders share their views on common standards, budget cuts, staff development, and other key education issues in these first results from a new ongoing survey.
June 6, 2013 An interactive map that allows users to explore changes in state graduation rates over the past decade.
June 6, 2013 A geographical look at the twenty-five school districts that will collectively produce nearly 180,000 nongraduates for the class of 2013—about 18 percent of the nation's total.
June 6, 2013 By high school, it can be easy for those risk factors to create a self-feeding cycle. Walk a few steps in the shoes of one at-risk high school freshman, and try to find the path through to a diploma.
June 6, 2013 An interactive timeline looking at federal, regional, and local efforts to establish dropout-intervention programs to help keep students in school.
May 22, 2013 The District of Columbia envisions its academic year as a succession of "learning cycles" that blend teaching, coaching, and assessment.
May 22, 2013 The District of Columbia has taken on an aggressive K-12 implementation of the common standards, a particular challenge since its academic performance lags behind that of the United States as a whole.
May 17, 2013 This infographic looks at apps, games, and products designed to spur reading gains in students and the websites and services that offer reviews or ratings of these technologies.
May 3, 2013 Rapid changes in the global economy and within education are sparking fierce battles over the future of public schools in statehouses and cities across the country. In this interactive, explore the ideas that have sparked those battles and the key players who are influencing the debate.
May 1, 2013 Race to the Top district applicants were able to earn up to 10 bonus points on their applications if they proposed ways to address students' social, emotional, or behavioral needs. This interactive includes snapshots of all 16 winners’ plans, how much each district was awarded, and the scope of their plans.
April 16, 2013 An online slideshow offers a visual tour of the school technology products and pitches that educators have seen since the 1950s.
April 23, 2013 An analysis of nearly 400 bills related to school safety filed since the Newtown, Conn., school shootings found that state lawmakers have proposed a host of solutions, including arming teachers, adding police officers, and improving school buildings.
April 16, 2013 Data released by the National Center for Education Statistics, among other organizations, suggest that the outlook for high schools has been improving.
March 13, 2013 Track the development of various state legislations seeking withdrawal from the Common Core State Standards. You can also find a short synopsis and a timeline of recent actions for each bill below.
March 20, 2013 The Obama administration announced in 2011 it would award waivers under the No Child Left Behind Act to states that agreed to adopt certain education ideas, such as teacher evaluations tied to student test scores. Here's the latest on states' waiver status.
March 14, 2013 This infographic covers trends and developments in the use of technology among students, teachers, and administrators.
March 6, 2013 The Pew Research Center asked nearly 2,500 middle and high school teachers how they use technology.
February 27, 2013 In an online survey on edweek.org conducted by the EPE Research Center, teachers were asked for their views on how ready they and their schools are for the common core.
February 20, 2013 This infographic compares out-of-school suspension and expulsion rates in charter schools with traditional public schools.
January 10, 2013 This interactive map offers a quick way to examine State-by-State grades and summary data. The breakdown includes Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement and other indicators.
January 10, 2013 An Education Week analysis of data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education found that some schools suspended or expelled all or nearly all students without disabilities at least once during the 2009-10 school year, while others rarely used these forms of discipline.
January 10, 2013 To learn more about educators’ views on school climate, discipline, and safety, the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center conducted an online survey of teachers and school administrators.
January 10, 2013 In addition to the State Report Cards interactive map, this tool lets readers calculate grades for states based on weighting schemes that they devise themselves.
January 10, 2013 School policy has been evolving for decades, sometimes in reaction to major incidents of school violence, sometimes in response to societal changes and trends in the area of public safety. In some cases, districts have been forced to expel or suspend students in recent years because of state and federal laws. More recently, states and individual districts have, to some extent, been turning away from policies that allow unfettered use of consequences that lead to students’ absence from school.
September 17, 2012 There are 11 companies in the current cohort of Imagine K12, the only startup incubator program specifically for K-12 education technology. But the entrepreneurs that make up those companies come from a wide variety of backgrounds. They range in age from 18 to 51. Some have worked as classroom teachers, others have worked in quantitative finance, but all of them bring a unique set of skills to the table.
August 21, 2012 President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney have taken some sharply contrasting positions on public education policy—and shown similarities on certain issues. This special side-by-side profile page compares their education platforms, team members, and records.
August 7, 2012 An unprecedented research project in one Virginia community, the Roanoke Brain Study, uses a variety of games to explore how interactions and other factors shape our brains and decisions. Check out this interactive to see what insights researchers can learn from these four behavioral games and how they are played.
August 1, 2012 The U.S. Department of Education has evaluated states since the 2005-06 school year based on their ability to meet certain "measurable and rigorous targets" related to educating students with disabilities. This map shows the most current rating for each state’s performance under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
June 12, 2012 Since its passage, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has spawned many changes in education. More girls than ever are taking part in school athletics. But most experts and educators say—and the data confirm—that gender equality has yet to be achieved.
June 7, 2012 An interactive map that allows users to explore changes in state graduation rates over the past decade. Part of our Diplomas Count 2012 annual report.
June 1, 2012 Educational neuroscience is a new and rapidly changing field, and numerous myths have percolated up through the years, based on unsubstantiated studies, findings taken out of context, and plain old snake-oil salesmen. Take this quiz and bust the myths.
May 23, 2012 Since 1989, spending by the education industry to fund election campaigns and lobbying activities has continuously increased. Also of note is the large disproportional level of spendings on campaigning versus lobbying efforts. Part of a special reporting series, The Changing Face of Education Policy.
May 9, 2012 A number of prominent foundations have supported the charitable wings of national education advocacy groups. The engagement of philanthropies in policy advocacy is a relatively recent phenomenon. This list details three foundations' investments. Part of a special reporting series, The Changing Face of Education Policy.
May 9, 2012 Colorado’s largest teachers’ union and two of the education advocacy organizations profiled in this Education Week series made significant political contributions and endorsed candidates in state elections in 2010. Part of a special reporting series, The Changing Face of Education Policy.
May 9, 2012 Act as an individual or organization advocating for a specific effort related to education. Navigate the myriad of options you have to fund your cause. Part of a special reporting series, The Changing Face of Education Policy.
May 9, 2012 Though most students improved and achievement gaps narrowed, fewer than a third of 8th graders reached proficiency in science last year on "the nation's report card." Data charts illustrate the latest state average scores, achievement levels and the narrowing of achievement gaps.
April 25, 2012 Whether the standards succeed will depend largely on how well they are translated from expectations to classroom instruction, advocates say.
January 12, 2012 This interactive map offers a quick way to examine State-by-State grades and summary data. The breakdown includes Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement and other indicators. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge.
January 12, 2012 In addition to the State Report Cards interactive map, this tool lets readers calculate grades for states based on weighting schemes that they devise themselves. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge.
August 21, 2011 This interactive time line digs deep into the Education Week archives to tell the story of U.S. education and the changing policies, theories, and perspectives that have influenced it since 1981, the year the publication began.
August 10, 2011 More than half of all U.S. states now have some form of student-athlete concussion law in place, and nearly a dozen other states have youth concussion legislation pending. This map shows legislation progress by state.
June 9, 2011 Part of Education Week's 2011 annual report on graduation rates, this interactive map allows users to explore changes in state graduation rates over the past decade.
May 25, 2011 As one condition of sharing in more than $40 billion from the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, states agreed to improve their educational data systems. This interactive shows how each state used that money.
February 15, 2011 Two years after Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, nearly $100 billion in economic-stimulus aid for education has been handed out—including nearly $5.3 billion as part of six grant competitions. The grants ranged from money under the high-profile Race to the Top program for states to a lesser-known competition to award emergency construction aid to school districts.
January 13, 2011 This interactive map offers a quick way to examine State-by-State grades and summary data. The breakdown includes Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement and other indicators. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2011: The Economy and Education: Update and Forecast.
January 13, 2011 This interactive chart tracks stimulus funding and key economic indicators—the Dow Jones industrial average, housing sales, and the unemployment rate.
November 23, 2010 A majority of states have at least one policy that limits the number of students that may be in a general education classroom, according to the Education Commission of the States. Among states that have changed their class-size policies since 2008, all have opted to relax those constraints.
November 9, 2010 As Education Week reporters in 2010 investigated the critical challenges involved in improving the quality of teacher professional development and in-service training, they collected compelling stories from classroom teachers about their experiences, both good and bad.
October 21, 2010 Part of our comprehensive 2010 midterm elections coverage, these interactive maps highlight key ballot measures related to K-12 education policy and provide details on the gubernatorial and state superintendent races.
Prominent Education-Related Ballot Measures
Races for Governor & State Schools Chief
August 31, 2010 Eleven states and the District of Columbia were chosen from among 47 applicants that took part in two rounds of competition for $4 billion in federal economic-stimulus funds. This interactive map shows highlights from the 12 winners' proposals and links to details.
July 28, 2010 This interactive map shows highlights from the Race to Top second-round finalists' proposals. Details include grant amount requested, districts buying-ins, and use of funds.
March 8, 2010 This interactive map shows highlights from the 16 Race to Top finalists' proposals. Details include grant amount requested, districts buying-ins, and use of funds.
January 14, 2010 In addition to the State Report Cards interactive map, this tool lets readers calculate grades for states based on weighting schemes that they devise themselves. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2010: Fresh Course, Swift Current.
June 9, 2009 An interactive map that allows users to explore changes in state graduation rates over the past decade. Part of Diplomas Count 2009
May 11, 2009 This interactive graphic provides national and state-by-state breakdowns of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that has been budgeted for distribution by the U.S. Department of Education, based on estimates by the department.
March 26, 2009 These interactive maps offer a quick way to examine state-by-state grades by categories. The grades break down into two categories: capacity and use.
January 8, 2009 This interactive map offers a quick way to examine State-by-State grades and summary data. The breakdown includes Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement and other indicators. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population.
January 8, 2009 In addition to the State Report Cards interactive map, this tool lets readers calculate grades for states based on weighting schemes that they devise themselves. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2009: Portrait of a Population.
November 2, 2008 State-by-state detailed voting results of the 2008 Presidential election. Part of our Campaign '08 coverage.
November 2, 2008 Voters are choosing governors in 11 states and state superintendents in five. The gubernatorial contests include three open seats. State school board members also are up for election. Part of our Campaign '08 coverage.
November 2, 2008 Ballot questions and proposed constitutional amendments in more than a dozen states will affect K-12 public education policy. Part of our Campaign '08 coverage.
October 21, 2008 Play this game and find out how much you know about Barack Obama's and John McCain's education platforms.
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October 22, 2008 Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, and Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, take sharply contrasting views on a number of key education policy issues.
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June 5, 2008 This map displays 2004-05 graduation rates for every congressional district in the nation (110th Congress).
• Part of Diplomas Count 2008
April 22, 2008 This interactive timeline tracks ideas and efforts to improve student learning since the release of A Nation at Risk. The timeline includes links to more than 100 Education Week stories.
• Part of year-long series, A Nation at Risk: 25 Years Later.
The Democrats on Education
February 25, 2008 A look at the key presidential campaign positions on education of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Part of our special report, Campaign '08.
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March 19, 2008 These interactive maps offer a quick way to examine state-by-state grades by categories. The grades break down into three categories: access, capacity, and use. Part of our annual report, Technology Counts 2008.
January 10, 2008 This interactive map offers a quick way to examine State-by-State grades and summary data. The breakdown includes Chance for Success, K-12 Achievement and other indicators. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2008: Tapping Into Teaching.
January 10, 2008 In addition to the State Report Cards interactive map, this tool lets readers calculate grades for states based on weighting schemes that they devise themselves. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2008: Tapping Into Teaching.
The Candidates on Education
January 11, 2008 Read and compare 2008 presidential candidates' backgrounds and detailed education platforms. Part of our special report, Campaign '08.
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NOLA: An Education Timeline
August 15, 2007 View Education Week's archived and ongoing coverage of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Part of our yearlong special series, New Orleans Schools: Recovery & Reform.
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NOLA: City Schools Maps
August 15, 2007 Maps of New Orleans' three school districts and the campuses that were open at the end of 2006 - 2007. Part of our yearlong special series, New Orleans Schools: Recovery & Reform.
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2007 State Technology Grades
March 29, 2007 These interactive maps offer a quick way to examine state-by-state grades by categories. The grades break down into three categories: access, capacity, and use. Part of our annual report, Technology Counts 2007.
March 29, 2007 This interactive timeline examines key educational technology trends over the past 10 years. Features previous editions of Technology Counts and more than 50 Education Week articles. Part of our annual report Technology Counts 2007.
‘Street Schools’ Face Hard Road to Success
April 3, 2007 The National Association of Street Schools, a network of faith-based small schools serving students at high risk of academic failure, has grown to 44 schools in 19 states.
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January 4, 2007 The Chance-for-Success Index is based on an original state-by-state analysis, combining information from 13 individual indicators that span an individual's life. This interactive map offers a quick way to examine various indicators and summary data. Part of our annual report, Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career.
Election 2006: Gubernatorial Race
November 8, 2006 Democrats shifted the balance of power throughout the states in 2006's election. Explore this interactive map to see election results, each candidate's education platform and every state's detailed education information. Part of our Election 2006 coverage.
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Election 2006: Education Ballot Measures
November 8, 2006 Voters defeat funding measures, but also refuse to restrict spending. Explore this interactive map to see details on all the passed and failed measures. Part of our Election 2006 coverage.
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Election 2006: School Chiefs & Boards
November 8, 2006 This interactive resource includes state chiefs and state boards results. Part of our Election 2006 coverage.
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School of the Future
September 19, 2006 Born of a partnership between the Philadelphia public schools and the world's leading software-maker, a new high-tech high school starts strutting its stuff.
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The Story Behind the Stories
September 6, 2006 As Education Week marks its 25th anniversary, insiders and observers recall the paper's start and assess its role in fostering a national conversation on schools. This timeline, showing many of the 60-plus special reports and series that the newspaper has published, suggests how its pages have reflected, and often anticipated, debates in education.
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Bigger District Size Gives Superintendents Earnings Edge
July 25, 2006 Annual survey of K-12 salaries, wages also looks at more than 20 other public school jobs. This interactive resource provides a regional outlook, average annual salaries, and salary breakdowns for superintendents, administrators and teachers.
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Executive Agendas
March 21, 2006 Education Week reviews the 2005 education agendas and outcomes for all 50 governors, and notes their 2006 priorities.
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Education by Design
November 15, 2005 Under Edison Schools Inc., educators work in teams, a model that encourages the development of leadership throughout a building. This interactive graphic illustrates Edision Inc.'s management model and concept.
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Treatment of Evolution Inconsistent
November 8, 2005 This map displays differences in states’ treatment of teaching evolution.
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From Darwain to Dover
October 4, 2005 Case tests constitutionality of teaching an alternative to evolution in science class. This timeline displays historical highlights of evolution in public education.
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