Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity

Districts in a number of states are being called "overzealous" for pursuing felony charges against students who breached school networks in order to change grades. (June 18, 2018)

Unions Play Offense to Stem Likely Membership Losses

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver a blow to the teachers' unions any day now—and labor groups are trying to get ahead of it by pushing controversial state bills. (June 15, 2018)

Average Teacher Salary Is Below the Living Wage in Half of States

(June 14, 2018)

Want to Improve Math Teaching? Try Coaching the Coaches

(June 15, 2018)

Bold Effort to End Algebra Tracking Shows Promise

(June 14, 2018)

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  • On a windy hill, a stone schoolhouse from the 1800s sits above the Memorial to Fallen Educators at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan. Among the most notable names on the memorial are Challenger shuttle astronaut and teacher Christa McAuliffe and the educators who died in school shootings. —Julie Denesha for Education Week
  • Carol Strickland, director of the National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan., talks to high school seniors at the Memorial to Fallen Educators. The monument to school employees who’ve died on the job will be rededicated as a national memorial this month. —Julie Denesha for Education Week
  • The names of the six educators who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 are memorialized at the Memorial to Fallen Educators. —Julie Denesha for Education Week

Memorial Honors Fallen Educators

A little-known monument in Emporia, Kan., which recently received federal recognition, will add 10 new names to the list of teachers and support staff who’ve died on the job. (June 18, 2018)

A School-Improvement Guidebook: Embrace Honest Feedback

(June 18, 2018)

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Opinion

A School-Improvement Guidebook: Cultivate Trust

Teachers benefit from feedback and support that isn’t tied to professional evaluations, writes instructional coach Diane Caldwell. (June 15, 2018)

A School-Improvement Guidebook: Ask for Help

Switching from the classroom to instructional coaching doesn’t happen overnight. Sarah Menn explains how she found her footing. (June 14, 2018)

Six Essentials for Teaching Abroad and Broadening Your Perspective

Teacher Mary-Jo Rusu offers tips on how to teach in another country. (June 14, 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

Calculus, Statistics, and the Future of High School Math

The use of data in everything from physics and finance to politics and education is building momentum for a new path in high school math, emphasizing statistics and data literacy over calculus.
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Digital Directions

'Impenetrable' World of Student Data Brokers a Major Concern, Study Says

Parents are often unable to determine which companies are selling marketing lists based on students' ethnicity, hobbies, personality, and other sensitive information, a new study found. (June 6, 2018)

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Teacher

Four Steps to a Magnificent Classroom Library

Teachers need to take a closer look at the range of reading levels, identities, experiences, and genres represented in their classroom libraries, writes Justin Minkel. (June 13, 2018)

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Market Brief

States Stepping Up Role in Reviewing Digital Resources, Analysis Finds

Twenty-one states today have a process for reviewing districts’ choices of instructional materials, compared with just 14 two years ago, according to the State Educational Technology Directors Association. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 11, 2018)

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