Early Childhood What the Research Says Starting School After the Pandemic: Youngest Students Will Need Foundational Skills
The earliest grades saw the biggest enrollment drops in 2020-21. Experts say these students will need significant help come fall.
School Climate & Safety Opinion The Police-Free Schools Movement Made Headway. Has It Lost Momentum?
Removing officers from school hallways plays just one small part in taking down the school policing system.
Education Effect of School Lockdown Drills on Students Under Scrutiny
Some lockdown drills are announced ahead of time, so kids know it is coming. For others, there's no warning at all. And some go even further.
Professional Development Some Kids Had a 'Choppy' K-12 Experience This Year. ISTE Will Explore Solutions
Big themes at this year's online-only ed-tech conference will include acceleration and finding K-12's way in a new, more virtual world.
Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rules for Athletes Over NCAA in Case on Education-Related Compensation
In a case watched in high school sports, the justices hold that some limits on college athlete compensation violate federal antitrust law.
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The Edweek Research Center's latest analysis finds a gulf in many states between per-pupil spending and how that K-12 money goes out.
School Leaders Say Stimulus Cash Will Go a Long Way—But Deep Funding Challenges Remain
An EdWeek survey finds many districts avoided the dire fiscal fate predicted last spring. But a flood of federal aid poses stark choices.
State Grades on School Finance: 2021 Map and Rankings
Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on school finance, along with how they scored on a host of indicators.
State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2021)
The Quality Counts 2021 State Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state’s performance.
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- LeadershipSchool & District Management More Than 1 Million Students Didn't Enroll During the Pandemic. Will They Come Back?Education Week analyzed state data to gather a more comprehensive understanding of this year's enrollment loss.CDC: Lags in Childhood Vaccines Could Spark Outbreaks in Other IllnessesRegular childhood immunizations haven't caught up to pre-COVID-19 levels, and schools are urged to take steps now to stem outbreaks.What Do Teachers Think About Discussing Racism in Class? We Asked ThemThe new nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey also asked educators whether they believe systemic racism exists.Policy & PoliticsLaw & Courts Let Transgender Student Play on Girls' Team, Feds Say, Supporting Her Suit Over a State LawA West Virginia law barring transgender girls from girls' sports teams violates Title IX and U.S. Constitution, the Justice Department says.Some Takeaways for Educators in Supreme Court Rulings on Obamacare, Religious LibertiesThe justices rejected a challenge to Obamacare on standing grounds while ruling narrowly in a case involving foster care in Philadelphia.LGBTQ Students Are Protected by Federal Anti-Discrimination Law, Education Dept. SaysSchools violate Title IX when they discriminate against students based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the agency said Wednesday.Teaching & LearningUnderstanding Learning ‘Acceleration’: Going Slow to Go FastAcceleration is sold as the way to fill academic holes left by less-than-ideal learning conditions last school year. But there are caveats.Is the Bottom Falling Out for Readers Who Struggle the Most?A growing proportion of 4th and 8th graders read at the lowest level on national tests. Experts are working to understand why.TechnologyData Knowing What Schools Did in the Pandemic is Crucial. So Is Preserving That DataA prominent researcher is working to collect information on schools and COVID-19 to inform future study on the pandemic's effects.Like Police Officers, Educators Have Been Caught on Camera Behaving BadlySeveral recent incidents show how students and parents can use their cellphones to capture abusive or racist behavior by some educators.School District Leaders Are Still Worried About Home Internet Access for StudentsSchools have scaled-up their efforts to help more kids get online, according to a new survey, but concerns remain about tech equity.