States How to Talk About Next School Year Presents a Big Test for Education Leaders
State K-12 officials must clearly communicate plans for safety, academics, and mental health, while mixing urgency with nuance.
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School & District Management Opinion The Year of Scourges: How I Survived Illness and Racism to Find My 'Tribe'
A Black school leader reflects on the hardest year of her professional life.
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Law & Courts How a Cheerleader's Snapchat Profanity Could Shape the Limits of Students' Free Speech
Brandi Levy's social media post is the basis for a case before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether schools may punish off-campus speech.
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Brandi Levy, now an 18-year-old college freshman, was a cheerleader at Mahanoy Area High School in Pennsylvania when she made profane comments on Snapchat that are now at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case on student speech rights.
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Science Science Teaching and Learning Found to Fall Off in Pandemic
The pandemic could have been a shining moment for STEM learning. Instead, new studies find, students and teachers struggled.
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Student Well-Being 'Growth Mindset' Linked to Higher Test Scores, Student Well-Being in Global Study
The first global study of "growth mindset" found both academic benefits and better well-being among students who think intelligence is not fixed.
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School Climate & Safety Interactive School Shootings This Year: How Many and Where
Education Week is tracking shootings in K-12 schools in 2021. See the number of incidents and where they occurred in our map and data table.
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The pandemic's mental-health challenge for students, more than any crisis in 20 years, is its endlessness, writes Claire Marie Grogan.
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When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
School can be an affirming environment for many LGBTQ young people, and the absence of in-person instruction has been difficult.
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In a new national survey, high school educators and students talk about mental health challenges and supports they need during the pandemic.
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Education Funding Explainer What the American Rescue Plan Means for Schools
The Biden administration bets that nearly $130 billion will help schools address the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on K-12 education
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The Anchorage, Alaska, school district has tips for districts on how to operate a large-scale community vaccination program.
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A veteran bus driver holds out hope he won't get COVID-19 while awaiting his first vaccination.
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Eric Griffith has been a bus driver for Duval County schools in Jacksonville, Fla., for 20 years. He's been driving students all year and hopes to get his coronavirus vaccine soon.
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School systems are expected to have broad latitude to spend money from the American Rescue Plan on classroom and non-academic needs.
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Marketplace K-12 A Window Into Ed-Tech Marketing Strategies During the Pandemic
Ed-tech firms across Europe mostly decreased their marketing budgets or kept them flat during the pandemic, holding back on aggressive new ad campaigns during a historical period of business uncertainty, a new analysis finds.
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Purchasing Alert Texas District Seeking Credit Recovery System, North Carolina District Looking for Literacy Materials
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An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district and school leaders whether the pandemic will accelerate a shift away from in-person PD, and if so, how quickly.
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