State Election Cheat Sheet: Education Issues to Watch

Public school funding, teacher pay, and improving academic outcomes in the Every Student Succeeds Act era have fueled midterm-election debate in many states. Here's some key issues and states to watch. (September 24, 2018)

A Year Later, Storm Haunts Puerto Rico Educators

Teachers and administrators are still grappling with lingering storm damage, the impact of school closures, and how best to address the trauma left by last September's devastation. (September 19, 2018)

Federal Appeals Court Backs NLRB Ruling That La. Charter Must Recognize Union

(September 24, 2018)

Report: Many State ESSA Plans Minimize Performance of Vulnerable Students

(September 24, 2018)

E-Cigarettes Aren't Just for Tobacco: Students Use Them for Marijuana, Too

(September 21, 2018)

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  • In the early-morning light, Lisa Newhouse teaches a VIPKid class to students in China from a virtual classroom in her home in Freeport, Minn. VIPKid is a tutoring platform that connects U.S. and Canadian teachers with students abroad. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week
  • Before dawn, Lisa Newhouse prepares to teach a virtual tutoring session in China from her home in Freeport, Minn. Newhouse is one of a growing number of U.S. teachers supplementing their day jobs by tutoring students online. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week

Cash-Strapped Teachers Turn to Online Tutoring

Frustrated by low pay, some U.S. teachers are spending their free time working for online tutoring platforms based in China. (September 21, 2018)

In the Rush to Improve Early Ed., Don't Forget About Teachers

(September 24, 2018)

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Opinion

Think Today's Students Don't Know History? Try 100 Years Ago

Hand-wringing over young people’s historical illiteracy may be popular, but it isn’t new, writes Sam Wineberg (September 21, 2018)

What K-12 and Higher Education Can Learn From Each Other

Both institutions remain largely unaware of how the other operates. That’s a fixable problem, writes Ethan S. Ake-Little. (September 20, 2018)

When Education Research Training Is Like Giving a Power Saw to a 5th Grader

Education policy researchers today are often rewarded for using cool tools to study big data sets. But competent researchers need expertise in both methods and the substance of education. (September 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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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

Differentiating Instruction: It’s Not as Hard as You Think

Differentiation is not about long nights of planning and grading, but about being flexible and making decisions in the moment based on what your students need, Larry Ferlazzo explains.
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Digital Directions

FBI Raises Alarm on Ed Tech and Student Data Privacy, Security

The widespread collection of sensitive information via ed tech, combined with often-weak cybersecurity protections in schools, is leaving students at risk, the FBI warned. (September 13, 2018)

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Teacher

What a Teacher Wishes for His Own Children This School Year

As teacher David Rockower returns to the classroom this fall, so will his son and daughter. In a letter to his children's teachers, he shares his hopes for the year ahead. (September 12, 2018)

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Market Brief

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Philanthropic Fund for Pre-K, Homeless Families

Billionaire Jeff Bezos today tweeted that he will be launching “Montessori-style preschools” and supporting organizations that help homeless families with a $2 billion philanthropic fund. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 13, 2018)

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