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Top Education Stories of 2017

Top Education Stories of 2018: Education Week’s Most Viewed

Get a sense of what was high on educators’ priority lists in 2018. This list of Education Week’s 10 most-viewed news articles and blog posts provides insight into what piqued the interest of our audience of teachers, school leaders, and more.

1. 'Juuling' and Teenagers: 3 Things Principals and Teachers Need to Know

Some educators say a growing number of students are using tiny devices, called Juuls, to clandestinely inhale flavored nicotine vapor at school. In some schools, principals are offering cessation programs and other supports to help students quit. (July 18, 2018) | Filed Under: School Climate, Health and Student Life

2. A Look at How Principals Really Drive School Improvement

"It's a shift in perspective from a focus on the curriculum and individual teachers to focusing on the collective work of the school," says an author of a new longitudinal research analysis. (March 16, 2018) | From the Blog: Inside School Research

3. For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' Might Not Promote a Growth Mindset

In fact, new research suggests adolescents can take the opposite message from adults praising effort: that students just aren't "talented." (March 27, 2018) | From the Blog: Inside School Research

4. 10 Game-Changing Ideas in Education

We went looking for big ideas in K-12 schooling: trends, disruptions, practices, technologies, or findings that could help solve some of the field's biggest challenges. (Jan. 10, 2018) | Part of a Special Report: 10 Big Ideas in Education

5. State Grades on K-12 Education: Map and Rankings

Every year, Education Week grades school systems in states and the U.S. on key indicators. Dig into those scores with this interactive map, table, and top-to-bottom rankings. (October 10, 2018) | From the Annual Report: Quality Counts 2018

6. 'An Expensive Experiment': Gates Teacher-Effectiveness Program Shows No Gains for Students

An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers. (June 21, 2018) | Filed Under: Teaching Profession

7. Why Special Educators Really Leave the Classroom

It's not all about paperwork, hard-to-manage students, and prickly parents. (Jan. 24, 2018) | From the Special Report: Getting and Keeping Good Teachers

8. They Hacked Their School District When They Were 12. The Adults Are Still Trying to Catch Up.

Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they’re at the center of a possible criminal investigation. (Nov. 7, 2018) | Filed Under: Schools and the Future Workforce

9. Should Teachers Carry Guns? The Debate, Explained

The idea of arming teachers is often circulated after school attacks. Here’s what you need to know about the divisive issue. (Aug. 24, 2018) | Filed Under: School Climate, Health and Student Life

10. Donald Trump Signs the First Major Education Policy Bill of His Presidency

The Trump administration made updating the federal career and technical education law a priority, as its other plans, such as expanding school choice, have stalled. (July 31, 2018) | Filed Under: Federal Policy

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