Leading Schools in the Aftermath of a Shooting

In the unfortunate club of principals and K-12 administrators whose schools become the site of unthinkable violence, the best source of guidance to navigate the grief, trauma, and leadership challenges that follow are their peers who've been through it. (March 21, 2018)

Who's Behind the 'March for Our Lives'

A planned mass rally in the nation's capital and satellite events in other cities aim to keep activists' sights trained on gun violence and school safety. (March 21, 2018)

Federal Spending Bill Would Boost Education Aid, Reject Trump Choice Push

(March 21, 2018)

What Does Trump's Volatile Relationship With His Cabinet Mean for Betsy DeVos?

(March 21, 2018)

Privacy Experts Assess Potential K-12 Fallout From Facebook's Crisis of Trust

(March 22, 2018)

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  • Elementary students' drawings of scientists.
  • Elementary students' drawings of scientists.
  • Elementary students' drawings of scientists.
  • Elementary students' drawings of scientists.

Student Drawings and the Gender Gap in STEM

Boys and girls are more likely to depict women as scientists today than 50 years ago, a new study finds. But as students progress through grades, their views of scientists mirror common stereotypes. (March 22, 2018)

Why We Didn't Allow Our Students to Participate in the Walkout

(March 22, 2018)

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The Time Has Come to Empower Military Families With School Choice

Education savings accounts would give the families of U.S. armed services much-needed school choice, writes Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey M. Burke. (March 21, 2018)

The Case for Limiting School Security

Increasing school security doesn’t decrease school violence, but programs that promote a culture of empathy could, says author and professor Jennifer Young (March 20, 2018)

Authentic Learning Begins With Student-Designed Curriculum

The more Starr Sackstein loosened the reins on her classes, the more valuable the learning was for students. (March 22, 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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Global Warming Debate Heats Up

Global warming is a politically charged issue, and now disagreements over the cause of climate change are playing out in science classrooms.
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Digital Directions

Florida Virtual School Reveals Huge Data Breaches

The personal information of more than 368,000 students and 1,800 teachers was compromised, the country’s largest state-run virtual school said. (March 12, 2018)

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Listening Is a Teacher's Most Powerful Tool

In order to break through the noise of students' smartphones, teachers should actually do less talking and more listening, says a 9th grade teacher. (March 7, 2018)

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Market Brief

Feds Pick Calif. Nonprofit as Partner on Open Educational Resources Project

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education was chosen by the U.S. Department of Education to help promote the #GoOpen network. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (March 12, 2018)

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