Schools Are Spending Lots on Safety. Is It Working?

Researchers who study school security worry that K-12 leaders don’t have good data to back up their decision-making on school safety investments. They want to help. (November 14, 2018)

Are Teachers Underpaid? Around the World, People Say Yes

In the U.S., people say teachers are underpaid by an average of $7,500 a year, according to a new global survey. (November 14, 2018)

6 Things Schools Need to Know About Interoperability

(November 14, 2018)

Kindergarten Homework: Too Much Too Early?

(November 13, 2018)

Parkland Shooting Investigation: Key Figures to Testify This Week

(November 13, 2018)

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  • Mary Pat Cumming, principal at the FAIR School in Minneapolis, is working with a student and parent to create a course on consent for juniors and seniors. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week
  • The FAIR School Principal Mary Pat Cumming, left, is working with student Isadora Colón, center, and her mother, Natalie Hart, to develop a course on consent. —Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week

Principals Crack Down on Harmful Student Behaviors

Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job. (November 13, 2018)

Why Schools Must Safeguard Free Speech

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Opinion

Even If They Lose, Teachers Who Run for Office Score a Win

In 2009, after Todd Alan Price ran and lost against Tony Evers to become Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, he learned a few lessons. (November 9, 2018)

What Newly Elected Teachers Should Do Next

It was a big year for teachers in politics. Jonathan E. Collins offers four strategies for teachers-turned-legislators to keep up the momentum. (November 8, 2018)

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem, says Peter DeWitt. (November 11, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Here's What's Behind the Nation's 'C' Grade on Student Achievement

Quality Counts 2018

The third and final installment of Quality Counts 2018 digs deeply into the data behind how states rank on academic achievement and on students' chance for success in a complex, ever-changing society.
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Steven Van Zandt Gives Teachers PD and a Rock Concert

The member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos is touring the country with his band to promote music education and show solidarity with teachers.
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Digital Directions

Computers + Collaboration = Student Learning, According to New Meta-Analysis

A review of 425 studies found significant positive impacts on learning, skill acquisition, and perceptions when computers were used to support student collaboration. (November 7, 2018)

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Teacher

How to Help Students Heal From 'Math Trauma'

Timed tests and "drill-and-kill" approaches to math education can leave students with long-lasting anxiety, writes researcher Jennifer Ruef. There's a better way to teach the subject. (November 6, 2018)

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Market Brief

Pearson Unveils Immersive History Curriculum, Even as Potential Sale of K-12 Products Looms

Pearson is marketing a new, immersive curriculum in history, even as it continues to pursue a sale of its overall K-12 curriculum in the U.S. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 5, 2018)

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