EdWeek's Must Read Articles

Knowing where to start can be difficult. To help, we’ve compiled this list of must read articles by topic area, updated monthly.

Student Achievement/Achievement Gap

Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021.
Students listen to their teacher at Hawthorne Scholastic Academy in Lakeview on March 1, 2021. A new study shows that students have continued to make gains in math and reading during the pandemic.
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Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advance placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays a wifi hot spot that are being handed out to students in Dallas on April 9, 2020. Dallas I.S.D. is handing out the devices along with wifi hotspots to students in need so that they can connect online for their continued education amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advanced placement World History teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays one of the Wi-Fi hotspots that were handed out to students in Dallas in April of 2020. The Dallas school district gave the devices to students who needed them to do schoolwork at home during the pandemic.
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You can also browse these topics pages: student achievement, opportunity/achievement gap, and the digital divide.

High-Performing & Dedicated Team

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Teaching Profession Teachers Are Stressed Out, and It's Causing Some to Quit
Madeline Will, February 22, 2021
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You can also browse these topics pages: teacher quality/effectiveness, retention, and hiring.

Efficient Operations/Budget & Finance

West Jefferson High School seniors get their temperature checked before entering the Harvey, La., school as students return for in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic on Aug. 31, 2020.
West Jefferson High School seniors get their temperature checked before entering the Harvey, La., school.
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Budget & Finance FEMA Will Cover Some COVID-19 Staffing Costs for Schools
Mark Lieberman, April 19, 2021
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A Jefferson County School District student receives takes several bags with free meals delivered by a school bus in Fayette, Miss. As schools transitioned to remote learning during the pandemic, buses that once transported students now deliver meals and internet access. Those interruptions have made it more difficult to identify students at risk of homelessness.
A student receives free meals delivered by a school bus in Fayette, Miss. During the pandemic, buses that once transported students now deliver meals and internet access. Those interruptions have made it more difficult to identify students at risk of homelessness.
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You can also browse these topics pages: budget & finance and school funding.

Parent & Community Engagement

Education Secretary nominee Miguel Cardona testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee during his confirmation hearing Feb. 3, 2021.
Now-U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee during his confirmation hearing in February.
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Carissa Purnell, director of the Family Resource Centers for the Alisal Union School District in Salinas, Calif.
Carissa Purnell, director of the Family Resource Centers for Alisal Union School District in Salinas, Calif., provides essential services and critical information to vulnerable families.
Nic Coury for Education Week
Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, and Sharlonda Buckman, assistant superintendent of family and community engagement, have made parental engagement a key part of their turnaround strategy.
Nikolai Vitti and Sharlonda Buckman of Detroit Public Schools in Detroit, Mich.
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You can also browse these topics pages: families & the community and parent engagement.

State-of-the-Art Facilities/Maintenance

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen Theater on Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen Theater on Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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An massage parlor staff member wearing a protective suit uses an ultraviolet sterilizer wand to demonstrate COVID-19 safety measures to media in Hong Kong, in August 2020. Such tools have sparked interest among school and district leaders, but there is little evidence if the effectiveness of handheld UV sanitizers in a school setting.
Ultraviolet light systems are used in a wide variety of public spaces, like these New York City subway cars, to deactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Now schools are following suit.
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New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, left, feels for airflow from a ventilation unit inside a classroom at Bronx Collaborative High School, during an August visit with Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, to review health safeguards in that city's schools.
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, left, feels for airflow from a ventilation unit inside a classroom at Bronx Collaborative High School, during an August visit with Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, to review safeguards against COVID-19 in city schools.
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You can also browse this topics page: school facilities & design.

Prepare Students for Career & College in a Global Environment

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You can also browse these topics pages: college readiness, college access, career readiness, and graduation requirements.

Diversity

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You can also browse these topics pages: diversity and teacher diversity.

School Safety

New research suggests such surveillance systems may increase discipline disparities.
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High school students rally at the Capitol in Washington on Feb. 21 in support of those affected at the Parkland High School shooting in Florida.
High school students rally at the U.S. Capitol in February 2018, three days after a former student shot and killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla.<br/>
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You can also browse these topics pages: school safety and school shootings.