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Equity & Diversity Why Two Superintendents of Mostly-White Districts Are Actively Fighting Anti-Black Racism
Predominantly white school districts across the country have started addressing systemic racism in the classroom, but not every district is doing it, and those who are brace for backlash.
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Outdoor education teacher Mark Savage challenges his students with a game in class at Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine on April 30, 2021.
Outdoor education teacher Mark Savage challenges his students with a game in class at Brewer High School in Brewer, Maine in April.
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Teaching Profession Video 2021 National Teacher of the Year: Special Education Is the 'Heartbeat' of Schools
Juliana Urtubey is the third special educator to receive the national honor in the program's nearly seven-decade history.
School & District Management Wanted: Superintendents to Lead Districts Through the End of a Pandemic
Former superintendents say there are signs when it's time to move on. Their replacements are more likely to be greenhorns, experts say.
4 min read
Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks at a news conference at the school district headquarters in Los Angeles on March 13, 2020. Beutner will step down as superintendent after his contract ends in June, he announced Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Austin Beutner, the superintendent of Los Angeles Unified, will step down after his contract ends in June.
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Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
1 min read
School Choice & Charters Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting Oversight
Nearly 500,000 students now attend full-time online and blended schools, says a new report from the National Education Policy Center.
6 min read
Student Well-Being Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines: The Latest News
The U.S. Food and Drug administration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use in children as young as 12.
6 min read

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Special Reports

Why Teachers Leave—or Don't: A Look at the Numbers
New EdWeek survey results reveal why teachers consider leaving the profession, and how the pandemic has changed their decisionmaking.
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Pay Raises and Pandemic Bonuses: Can They Keep Teachers in Classrooms?
Some states are proposing salary hikes and offering teachers one-time bonuses. Will the money have an effect on post-pandemic retention?
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What Black Men Need From Schools to Stay in the Teaching Profession
Only 2 percent of teachers are Black men. Three Black male educators share their views on what's behind the statistic.
Teachers' Mental Health Has Suffered in the Pandemic. Here's How Districts Can Help
Teachers’ stress and anxiety have soared during the pandemic, making it critical for districts to look after their mental health.
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Families & the Community Video Meet the Parent Activists of the Pandemic
Four stories of parents who organized others to get children the education and resources they need, despite institutional head winds.
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Professional Development Video Educators’ Wish List for Summer Professional Development
Teachers and principals sound off on what they’d find useful—or extraneous—when it comes to professional development this summer.
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School & District Management Explainer VUCA: What It Is and Why It Matters to Schools
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Market Trends School Districts Scrambling to Get It Right on ‘Learning Loss’ Strategy
School systems are wrestling with many unknowns in trying to settle on strategies for combating learning loss for the coming academic year.
David Saleh Rauf
11 min read
Fundamentals Two-Minute Tip: How Might Districts Spend Funds From the American Rescue Plan?
What kinds of opportunities does the massive federal infusion included in the American Rescue Plan provide for ed-tech companies? Our 2-minute video gives insights.
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Purchasing Alert Rhode Island District Seeks IEP Instructional Support Platform; North Carolina District Looking for Digital Curriculum
A district in Rhode Island is looking for an IEP instructional support platform, and a district in North Carolina is seeking a digital curriculum.
Jayden Khatib
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Marketplace K-12 The FCC Provides a Peek Into Proposed Rules for $7 Billion Remote Learning Fund
School districts would not be eligible to spend their portion of a $7 billion emergency connectivity fund on smartphones, in a draft order put forward by the Federal Communications Commission.
David Saleh Rauf
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