Reading & Literacy As Book Bans Escalate, Here's What You Need to Know
Catch up on numbers and findings from new reports on the growing push to ban books in schools and libraries.
States Divisions on Race, Gender Intensify a Fight for State Superintendent
The Arizona election for state superintendent illustrates the polarization engulfing K-12 policy nationwide.
Ed-Tech Policy Adopting New Classroom Technologies Is Hard. A New Federal Guide Aims to Help
While tech availability and affordability are often high equity priorities, how schools put digital tools to work is a big challenge.
School & District Management Video Overdoses at School: One School District’s Response to the Fentanyl Crisis
A surge in fentanyl overdoses is affecting students. LAUSD’s Alberto Carvalho offers advice for educators on the frontlines.
Ed-Tech Policy Fewer Districts Are Providing Home Internet Access, But Students Still Need It
The pandemic has led to a boom in technology adoption among teachers and schools that requires high-speed broadband access at home.
Student Well-Being Opinion ‘The Timing Is Critical’: How Schools Can Help Refugee Students
Two clinical psychologists suggest several low-cost and effective interventions to help welcome refugee and immigrant families.
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Keep School Staff Motivated All Year Long: Advice From Principals
Here are some of the things—big and small—that school leaders do and say to keep teachers excited about the job.
Ensure Your Staff Gets the Message: 3 Tips for School Leaders
School staff are inundated with information. Here's a few ways to ensure they will actually hear you.
How District Leaders Can Make Social Media Work for Them
Two school district leaders with impressive followings share best practices for using social media.
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Families & the Community Video How Students Are Using Advocacy to Overcome Their Anxiety About Climate Change
For some students, climate change advocacy can help alleviate stress about the impacts of a warming planet. Schools can support that work.
Student Well-Being Video Do Students Need Mental Health Supports? Or Are We Just Coddling Them?
Two professionals who work with students describe what the pandemic revealed about the kinds of supports that young people need.
School & District Management Video Schools Have a Vital Role to Play in Helping Solve the Climate Crisis
K-12 schools have a big role to play in helping solve the climate crisis. But with time and resources in short supply, the question is how.
School Climate & Safety Video To Discourage Binary Thinking, Schools Need to Challenge Students on Their Beliefs
The nation may be embroiled in divisiveness, but schools must teach students how to work with those whose opinions differ from their own.
Equity & Diversity Video A High-Quality, Culturally Responsive Education Should Be Every District’s DEI Goal
Since the summer of 2020, more districts are examining and redefining their approach to DEI work. What have we learned from these efforts?
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Analyst's View How One K-12 Company Laid a Foundation for Success in a Foreign Market
The U.S.-based virtual reality company zSpace has made inroads in China through a combination of careful planning and the use of strategic sales channels.
Exclusive Data District Leaders Bearish About Future of K-12 Budgets
Despite increases in school funding at the state level, district leaders are cautious about what future budgets hold, an EdWeek Market Brief survey finds.
Purchasing Alert Los Angeles District Needs Professional Development; Georgia District Wants STEM Learning Software
The Los Angeles Unified School District is buying PD focused on promoting alignment to state academic standards, and a Georgia school system needs game-based STEM learning software.
Marketplace K-12 Education Startup Competition Sees Trends in Project-Based Learning and Products for Niche Audiences
The Milken-Penn Graduate School of Education Business Plan Competition awarded more than $140,000 in prizes to ed-tech startups this year on its 10th anniversary.
- LeadershipEquity & Diversity Censoring Race and Racism Lessons Defies Best Practice and May Be Unlawful, Report ArguesA teachers' union and a lawyers' alliance marshal legal and pedagogical evidence for racially inclusive and culturally responsive teaching.Education Professional Development Superpower? ISTE and ASCD Set to MergeBoth organizations believe the merger is a “no brainer,” given the prominence technology now plays in teaching and learning.Will Schools Reopen Quickly After Hurricane Ian Passes? It DependsEven before district leaders started shelter operations, they were getting asked when kids could return.Policy & PoliticsEducation Funding EPA Doubles Aid for Electric, Natural Gas-Powered School Buses, Citing High DemandThe $965 million in funding helps schools replace existing diesel buses with zero- and low-emissions alternatives.Election Guide 2022: K-12 Issues and Candidates Shaping the MidtermsEducation is at the heart of some of the most contentious issues on voters' minds as they weigh candidates from governor to local school board.Maine Opts Out of $440M Multistate Settlement With JuulMaine was not willing to agree to Juul's condition that would have barred school districts from suing the company.Teaching & LearningTeaching Profession With New Grants, Teachers' Union Doubles Down on Partnerships With ParentsThe American Federation of Teachers will invest $1.5 million in parent outreach—a counterweight to conservatives' parents'-rights narrative.Off-the-Shelf or Custom-Made? Why Some Districts Are Designing Their Own CurriculumAdvocates say the homegrown materials better reflect the cities where they live and the students they serve.Want to Support Immigrant Students? Get Creative With FundingImmigrant student supports can vary widely, but there's one common thread: Districts must get creative to fund them sustainably.TechnologyClassroom Technology Q&A Why Computer Science Education Will Be Crucial for 'Every Job'Los Angeles schools' instructional tech expert talks about putting learning first, and technology second.Does Your School Really Need That Technology? 7 Questions to AskEd-tech leaders are considering effectiveness, teacher satisfaction, and other factors when asking those questions.What Do Teachers Want From Learning Management Systems? We AskedThe use of learning management systems is almost ubiquitous, but educators say there's still lots of room for improvement.