Costly Pension Plans Inflame Teacher Unrest

The pressure to rein in costly retirement systems could put more states in the center of policy fights like the one that sparked teacher walkouts in Kentucky. (April 19, 2018)

Arizona Teachers Will Go on Strike Next Week

In a late-night announcement on Thursday, officials from the Arizona Education Association and organizers of the grassroots group Arizona Educators United announced a walkout would take place starting April 26. (April 20, 2018)

Parents Lash Out at District Over Parkland Shooting

(April 18, 2018)

Principals Concerned About Kids' Screen Time

(April 19, 2018)

Districts Are Supposed to Use Evidence to Improve Schools Under ESSA. Will They?

(April 20, 2018)

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  • Students gather near the White House in Washington on April 20 as part of the nationwide school walkout held to press for tougher gun laws. The protests were chosen to line up with the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, which left 13 people dead in Littleton, Colo. --Kavitha Cardoza/Education Week
  • Students leave the school football field at Fairview High School in Fairview Township, Erie County, Pa., on April 20 after taking part in the national school walkout event to protest gun violence and honor shooting victims.  --Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas teachers demonstrate in front of the school on April 20 in Parkland, Fla. --Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
  • David Hogg, left, a student activist from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School speaks to a student as they walk out of their school, April 20 in Parkland, Fla. --Terry Spencer/AP

Thousands Join Walkout Against Gun Violence

Thousands of students streamed out of their classes on Friday for the second mass school walkout since the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., to protest gun violence. (December 0, )

How Much Homework Is Enough? Depends Who You Ask

(April 20, 2018)

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What NAEP Scores Aren't Telling Us

It's time to elevate family structure as an influential factor in academic success, argues Fordham Institute fellow Ian Rowe. (April 19, 2018)

Teachers Are at a Breaking Point. And It's Not Just About Pay

It’s not just low wages that put a financial strain on teachers, write two Rutgers researchers. Rising health insurance costs take a toll too. (April 17, 2018)

What Schools Can Learn From Starbucks (and Vice Versa)

The effects of systemic oppression swirl in much more than just our coffee cups, writes Christina Torres. (April 19, 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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How Canada Found Success With English-Learners

Within three years of arriving in Canada's public schools, children of new migrants do as well as native-born children.
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Digital Directions

Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results

An experiment with embedding “growth-mindset” messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns. (April 17, 2018)

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Teaching Now

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same. (April 16, 2018)

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Market Brief

George W. Bush Defends Legacy of No Child Left Behind at Ed. Business Conference

The former president told the crowd of education business leaders that the controversial federal law he championed was “one of the great pieces of civil rights legislation.” This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (April 17, 2018)

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