The Betsy DeVos-Led School Safety Panel: An Update

The divisive debate over arming educators, as well as the need for student mental health services, were prime topics at a whirlwind series of school safety commission hearings, but gun control didn’t make the agenda. (August 17, 2018)

School Safety More Than Physical Security, Federal Commission Told

While many school safety conversations since the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Fla., have focused on "hardening schools" with physical security measures, keeping students safe requires a broader, multifaceted approach, panelists said. (August 16, 2018)

Charter Schools: 7 Common Questions, Answered

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Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of Year, Among Educators Who Won Primaries

(August 15, 2018)

Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

(August 17, 2018)

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  • Students arrive at Escuela Jesus T. Piñero in Cibra, Puerto Rico, on August 13, for the first day of school in the island-wide district. —Swikar Patel/Education Week
  • Students leave classes at the end of the second day of school at Escuela Alfonso Casta Martinez, the only high school in Manaubo, Puerto Rico. —Swikar Patel/Education Week
  • Union President Mercedes Martinez to the crowd during a rally in San Juan protesting proposed changes in Puerto Rico’s education system. —Swikar Patel/Education Week
  • Jeremy Hernandez Diaz, writes in his 11th grade class at Escuela Jesus T. Piñero in Cibra, on the first day of school. Unlike some of his peers, Jeremy plans to stay in the island’s schools. “I don’t want to leave my family behind,” Jeremy said. “I’m not that kind of person.” —Swikar Patel/Education Week

A Clash of Visions as School Opens in Puerto Rico

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, tensions are evident as the island copes with continued repairs, school closures, and divisions over charter schools and other changes. (August 16, 2018)

Student: Why Do We Value Achievement Over Mental Health?

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Opinion

The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn't Add Up

Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo. (August 15, 2018)

Meditation Isn't Just About Self-Help. Here's What Educators Need to Know

With so much going wrong in the world, do we really have time to sit around in contemplation? Raquel Ríos makes the case. (August 14, 2018)

How to Stay Organized: Start the New School Year With This Equation

This high school science teacher shares a simple step that can help teachers and their students get more done this year. (August 14, 2018)

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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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Digital Directions

The Saga of Ohio's Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End

A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school. (August 8, 2018)

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Administrators Can Make or Break School Culture. Here’s How to Spot the Best Ones

Veteran educator Mary Alicia Lyons shares her experiences working with administrators who’ve spanned the spectrum from frustrating to fantastic. (August 8, 2018)

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New Site Connects Students With Ed-Tech for ‘Real World’ Expertise, Guidance

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