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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.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 12, 2021
12 min read
Teaching Profession Schools Need Extra Supplies Since Kids Can't Share. Per Usual, Teachers Are Paying
While schools are making bulk purchases of hand sanitizer and face masks, it's less clear if district money will cover all of the other new expenses teachers will encounter this year.
Sarah Schwartz, July 31, 2020
3 min read
Teaching Teachers Say They're More Likely to Leave the Classroom Because of Coronavirus
Teachers now say they are more likely to leave the classroom at the end of this school year than they were before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Madeline Will, June 3, 2020
4 min read
Teaching What Teachers Want: 'Looping,' Grouping by Ability, and Digital Devices, Survey Says
Educators for Excellence asked 600 teachers about instruction during the school shutdowns, their perspectives on remote learning, and concerns for next school year.
Sarah Schwartz, May 28, 2020
5 min read
Teaching Most Teachers Don't Want to Extend the Next School Year, Survey Shows
How should schools address learning loss from coronavirus-related closures? A new survey from the Collaborative for Student Success asked teachers, administrators, and policymakers.
Sarah Schwartz, April 30, 2020
4 min read
An Education Week analysis found dozens of posts on Facebook, such as these, and Twitter urging parents to take out “back to school” loans.
An Education Week analysis found dozens of posts on Facebook, such as these, and Twitter urging parents to take out “back to school” loans.
Teaching Lenders Push High-Interest 'Back-to-School' Loans on Parents Via Social Media
Posts on Facebook and Twitter urge parents who need money for school supplies to take out payday and other loans, which experts caution have sky-high rates and school leaders say are unnecessary.
Madeline Will, August 27, 2019
6 min read
Education Collection EdWeek's Back-to-School Reading List
Explore some of our most popular and powerful stories, selected by our editors as back-to-school "must reads".
August 8, 2019
Teaching Tips for 'Floating' Teachers: How to Survive Without a Classroom of Your Own
"Traveling" or "floating" teachers often have to load up their teaching supplies in a cart and go from classroom to classroom. Here are some tips to make the best of it.
Madeline Will, August 8, 2019
5 min read
States Opinion 13 Things I Learned While Blogging for Education Week
This is the 500th blog I've written as the Teacher in a Strange Land, for Education Week Teacher. As it turns out, it's also my final blog for EdWeek. Here are 13 things I have learned in the past nine years of observing and writing about Ed World.
Nancy Flanagan, September 22, 2018
6 min read
Teaching Setting Up a Classroom Is Hard. See the Creative Ways These Teachers Did It
We asked, and you answered: See the classroom set ups readers shared with the #SeeMyClassroom hashtag.
Sarah Schwartz, September 7, 2018
4 min read
Teaching Teachers, How Did You Set Up Your Classroom This Year?
Show us how you arranged your space for the new school year with the hashtag #SeeMyClassroom.
Sarah Schwartz, August 27, 2018
1 min read
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Teaching Opinion Build Student Trust by Sharing Stories on the First Day
Seán Arthurs has started off every school year by telling a story about his family’s devotion to the teaching profession and his personal route into the classroom. He writes how sharing his background and values with students fosters connection.
Sean Arthurs, August 15, 2018
4 min read
In this 2015 photo, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School Principal Tim Lauer makes his normal visiting rounds of classrooms, in Portland, Ore.
In this 2015 photo, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School Principal Tim Lauer makes his normal visiting rounds of classrooms, in Portland, Ore.
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Teaching 10 Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year
Principals, want to change things up this school year? Here are 10 suggestions—big and small—for tackling a perennial issue or rethinking one of your standard practices.
Stacey Decker, August 10, 2018
3 min read