Leadership Symposium Early Bird Deadline Is Today | Join K-12 leaders nationwide for three days of empowering strategies, networking, and inspiration! Discounted pricing ends today, Feb. 23. Register now.
Education

The 10 Most-Viewed EdWeek Stories of 2013

By The Editors — December 26, 2013 2 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

To provide a sense of what was high on our readers’ priority lists in 2013, the editors at Education Week compiled a list of our ten most-viewed articles. Below, those stories are ordered by the number of online page views they generated. Take a look at what other readers saw as the most interesting pieces of the year, and catch up on news you may have missed in 2013.

1. States Show Spotty Progress on Education Gauges

Prekindergarten, K-12, and college- and career-readiness indicators show gains, but other Quality Counts measures are mixed. (January 4, 2013)

2. Students Must Learn More Words, Say Studies

Without better instruction, children starting school with small vocabularies will struggle with common standards, scholars say. (February 5, 2013)

3. ‘Growth Mindset’ Gaining Traction as School Improvement

The concept aims to raise academic expectations by teaching students and teachers how to think of intelligence as something that can be improved through effort and experimentation. (September 10, 2013)

4. Pressure Mounts in Some States Against Common Core

Opponents of the Common Core State Standards are ramping up pressure to get states to scale back—or even scrap—the effort, even as implementation moves ahead. (February 4, 2013)

5. ‘Big Three’ Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies

The shift to more digital offerings is occurring as districts in nearly every state are considering their textbook needs in light of the Common Core State Standards. (February 6, 2013)

6. Dropout Indicators Found for 1st Graders

Researchers in Montgomery County, Md., have identified warning signals, such as poor grades or a high number of absences, that can flag students as early as 1st grade who are likely to drop out later. (July 29, 2013)

7. Teachers Say They Are Unprepared for Common Core

Almost half said in a survey they weren’t ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs. (February 26, 2013)

8. Federal Research Suggests New Approach to Teaching Fractions

“Fraction camps” are just one technique researchers are exploring in their efforts to help students get a better grasp of one of the most troublesome topics in basic mathematics. (July 18, 2013)

9. Best and Worst Teachers Can Be Flagged Early, Says Study

New research shows that while new teachers get better in their first few years on the job, their rankings don’t change much. (March 5, 2013)

10. Colleges Overproducing Elementary Teachers, Data Find

An Education Week review of state data suggests the number of teachers at the elementary level outstrips available jobs. (January 22, 2013)

A version of this article appeared in the January 08, 2014 edition of Education Week as The 10 Most Viewed EdWeek Stories of 2013

Events

Jobs Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Reading & Literacy Webinar
Science of Reading: Emphasis on Language Comprehension
Dive into language comprehension through a breakdown of the Science of Reading with an interactive demonstration.
Content provided by Be GLAD
English-Language Learners Webinar English Learners and the Science of Reading: What Works in the Classroom
ELs & emergent bilinguals deserve the best reading instruction! The Reading League & NCEL join forces on best practices. Learn more in our webinar with both organizations.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: February 7, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: January 31, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: January 17, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education In Their Own Words The Stories That Stuck With Us, 2023 Edition
Our newsroom selected five stories as among the highlights of our work. Here's why.
4 min read
102523 IMSE Reading BS
Adria Malcolm for Education Week