Alaska: A Brief History of the State and Its Schools

Alaskan schooling developed on many fronts. An illustrated timeline adds historical context for the growth of the state's education system, from the early settlements of Native people to today. (July 23, 2019)

What to Include, and Avoid, in the Dreaded Back-to-School Letter

Education Week asked a few superintendents to share what they think should make the cut—and what the letters absolutely shouldn't include. The best letters use common sense, three superintendents said—but they're also a bit of a balancing act. (July 22, 2019)

Five Lessons From an Outgoing School Funding Activist

(July 22, 2019)

Students in Distress Are Putting a Strain on Teachers

(July 18, 2019)

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Advice for New Principals: Know Boss's Expectations

Ben Rodriguez's first job as a principal was opening a new school in San Tan Valley, Ariz., nearly 20 years ago. This is the last of four interviews with experienced principals. (July 18, 2019)

How's Your Local Head Start Performing?

(July 18, 2019)


Teachers Should Design Tests. But They Need to Learn How

"When the day came to administer the first test I had designed," writes Brandon Lewis, "my heart sank." (July 19, 2019)

How the Trump Administration Is Falling Short on ESSA

Just who's responsible for ESSA anymore? Megan Duff and Priscilla Wohlstetter share three takeaways from researching the law's implementation. (July 17, 2019)

No Apologies for 'No Excuses' Charter Schools

High-performing urban schools lent moral authority and measurable results to the charter school sector. Why do advocates give them the cold shoulder? Fordham's Robert Pondiscio answers. (July 22, 2019)

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Leaders To Learn From 2019

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From report and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students. We are excited to reveal our 2019 honorees.
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More Cities Take On ‘Period Poverty’ as a Way to Keep Kids in School

Many girls can’t afford menstrual products, leading them to miss class. Some cities like Providence, R.I., are providing free pads and tampons to help keep them in school.
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Digital Directions

Here's What an Update of a Key U.S. Privacy Law Could Mean for Schools

In the era of YouTube, Fortnite, and Snapchat, does one of the main federal laws protecting online privacy for kids under 13 need a makeover? (July 19, 2019)

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Teachers, Don't Just Shut Up and Teach

Our political system is out of balance, and teachers must prepare the next generation to do better, argues teacher-turned-legislator John Waldron. (July 12, 2019)

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See What Ed-Tech Product Ideas Are Being Tested, With Help From the Federal Government

The Department of Education’s Small Business Innovation Research grants focus on improving teaching, learning, and school administration in education or special education. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 16, 2019)

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