Student Activists Demand Change After Shooting

The upwelling of youth activism stands in stark contrast to that seen after previous school shootings, advocates and academics say, and could prove a powerful force in the gun control debate. (February 21, 2018)

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Trump Suggests Bonuses for Teachers Trained to Use Guns

President Donald Trump also wants to make federal money available to provide school staff with "additional training" to use firearms properly. (February 22, 2018)

Lockdown Drills Prompt Fear, Self-Reflection After School Shooting

(February 20, 2018)

West Virginia Teachers' Strike for Higher Pay Has Shut Down Schools Across State

(February 22, 2018)

In Age of High Tech, Old-School Cambridge Curriculum Makes Unlikely Gains

(February 22, 2018)

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For This Health Champion, P.E. Goes Beyond the Gym

As the honcho for student wellness in the South Orange-Maplewood school district in New Jersey, Judy LoBianco is changing what schools do to educate students about their physical health. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From. (February 22, 2018)

As Teachers, We Cannot Fix This Gun Mess. But Our Students Can

(February 22, 2018)

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We're Getting ADHD Wrong (Especially in Boys)

Misdiagnosing and mistreating the common learning disorder has serious consequences for millions of children, writes one concerned parent. (February 21, 2018)

Congress Has Failed Our Students on Gun Violence. What's Next?

Enough is enough. The U.S. Department of Education must take action on school safety, writes Deborah S. Delisle. (February 19, 2018)

How to Build Curiosity and Critical Thinking Within the Classroom

To incorporate global learning into everyday lessons, teachers should focus on fostering a classroom environment of curiosity and inquiry, writes literacy coach Ali Giska. (February 20, 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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Home Schooling in the United States

Home schooling has gained wider attention and more mainstream acceptance as the numbers of students learning at home doubled in the past decade—a trend driven in some measure by the expansion of online schooling options.
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Digital Directions

K-12 Media Literacy No Panacea for Fake News, Report Argues

With disinformation rampant on social media platforms, media literacy efforts need to focus on structural forces, not just students' personal responsibility for vetting information, Data & Society researchers contend. (February 21, 2018)

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We Can’t Teach Black History in Isolation

Black history shouldn’t only be taught in February. English teacher Jamilah Pitts shares strategies for educators to teach the culture, oppression, and achievements of African-Americans year-round. (February 21, 2018)

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Market Brief

New 'Education Exchange' Will Pay Teachers for Reviews of Ed-Tech Products

The Jefferson Education Exchange is launching as a commercial project with similar backing, the Jefferson Education Accelerators, closes its doors. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 20, 2018)

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