Assessment Opinion To Keep Primary Students Learning and Growing, Start With Data
A district’s dedication to gathering and analyzing data provides stability in uncertain times.
Mathematics Kids Are Behind in Math Because of COVID-19. Here’s What Research Says Could Help
Previous studies can provide a window into why math learning is taking a big hit during the pandemic, and what educators can do about it.
Student Well-Being Video How Students Find Strength Now | Success Starts With Agency
Nicole Williams Beechum and Azadi Mathew-Lewis reflect on what students need from educators as students define success for themselves.
Classroom Technology Teach New Content or Review Familiar Material? A Tough Call During Coronavirus Closures
Schools must make the critical decision whether to reinforce the learning that students have already done this year or introduce new content.
Student Achievement Academically Speaking, the 'COVID Slide' Could Be a Lot Worse Than You Think
New projections suggest learning loss from pandemic school closures would be worse than the losses students experience during summer break.
Student Achievement What This Superintendent Learns From Teaching a High School Course
The leader of a Montana school district spends up to two hours each day grading assignments from students in an online English credit recovery program.
School & District Management How Some K-12 Leaders Are Beating Businesses at the 'Greatness' Game
“Good to Great” author Jim Collins, who has spent more than 25 years studying what separates the best businesses from the rest, highlights effective efforts to improve school outcomes in a new monograph.
Every Student Succeeds Act State ESSA Goals May Prove Elusive
Because of the variety of goals and the reduced federal role from NCLB to ESSA, it's not easy to keep tabs on how all 50 states and the District of Columbia are doing when it comes to staying on track. But if you think those goals are important, you might have cause for some concern.
School & District Management What the Research Says Recession's Budget Cuts Hurt Test Scores
Dramatic budget cuts during the Great Recession that sent waves of layoffs throughout the country significantly hurt academic achievement for low-income and black children, a study published by the American Educational Research Association says.
Student Achievement National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching 'Growth Mindset'
A national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
Student Achievement Opinion In Your Hands Lie the Keys to Igniting Next Gen Learning
In this final post on EdWeek, Andy Calkins describes what was learned: five interdependent, closely cooperating, utterly essential dimensions of designing and carrying out next gen learning effectively.
School & District Management 'Nation's Report Card' to Get Trimmed, Four Subjects Dropped
The arts, geography, economics, and foreign languages will lose their place in the testing line-up as the National Assessment of Educational Progress is being streamlined to cut costs.