Move Over, Calculus. Statistics Is on the Rise

The class doesn't predict future success well and disparities in it are legion. What about elevating statistics instead? (May 24, 2018)

STEM Gateways

Arizona's Draft Science Standards Minimize Evolution

The draft portrays evolution as less than settled fact and introduces other errors. Many believe Diane Douglas, the state superintendent, directed the changes. (May 23, 2018)

Judge in Virginia Case Backs Transgender Student Rights

(May 22, 2018)

'Emotional Scars Run Deep': Stories From Teachers Who Survived School Shootings

(May 24, 2018)

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at Hearing

(May 22, 2018)

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Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past

Race to the Top is over, but the initiative is still driving teacher-evaluation policies and priorities, write two professors. (May 23, 2018)

Teachers Are Organizing. But What About Teachers' Unions?

As teacher take the lead in protests over pay, unions face an uncertain future, writes Berkeley sociologist Bruce Fuller. (May 22, 2018)

Why School Shootings May Never End in America

School shootings are becoming the “new normal.” Here’s why Peter DeWitt believes that won’t change. (May 24, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card

Quality Counts 2018

Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall. This is the first of three data-driven Quality Counts packages.
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Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that.
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Digital Directions

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and what it means for K-12 educators and students. (May 16, 2018)

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The Anger Teachers Don’t Feel Comfortable Expressing

There is a strong taboo against teachers admitting to anger, let alone expressing it, writes Justin Minkel. Here are four ways they can handle that. (May 16, 2018)

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Market Brief

States' Ed-Tech Directors Working to Make Student Data More Useful for Instruction

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association lays the groundwork for states to plan how districts’ data—once aggregated—can be used for instruction. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 15, 2018)

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