Elevating the Arts to Improve Student Achievement

Christie-Jo Adams, a violinist whose first music exposure was in her public elementary school, is helping teachers weave the teaching of music, dance, and other visual and fine arts into instruction in Richmond, Va. She is recognized as a 2019 Leader To Learn From. (February 20, 2019)

These Governors Are Calling for Teacher Pay Raises

Amid threatened teacher strikes and budget surpluses, more than 15 governors so far this year have recommended that their state boost teachers’ pay, according to an Education Week analysis of State of the State addresses. (February 19, 2019)

W.Va. Teachers Scored a Victory But Remain on Strike

(February 19, 2019)

Hundreds of Educators Hold 'Teach-In' at U.S. Border

(February 18, 2019)

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Opinion

'Grit Is in Our DNA': Why Teaching Grit Is Inherently Anti-Black

The popular trend of teaching grit is actually the education equivalent of "The Hunger Games," argues Bettina L. Love. (February 19, 2019)

A Lesson for Donald Trump Jr., From a 'Loser Teacher'

When the president's son called out teachers for trying to "sell" students on "socialism," educator Gina Caneva decided it was a bridge too far. (February 14, 2019)

Teachers Are Not Completely Confident in Their 'Instructional Leader'

Recently, several hundred leaders filled out a survey stating they were confident in their ability to be instructional leaders. Many teachers filling out a similar survey said, "Not so fast." (February 17, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Data: Are We Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success?

Quality Counts 2019

Here's how states and the nation score on a wide swath of family, school, and bread-and-butter indicators that affect conditions for success—and a scorecard for who's on top and who lags behind.
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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

A Year After Parkland, More States Counting on Student Tips to Prevent Violence

A year after the Parkland shooting, more states are setting up anonymous tip lines to help prevent school violence. We take a look at Pennsylvania, the latest state to join in.
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Digital Directions

Schools Suffered at Least 122 Cybersecurity Incidents Last Year

The incidents led to stolen identities, tax fraud, altered student records, and millions of stolen tax dollars, according to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. (February 7, 2019)

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Teacher

I Teach Children to Read. But Can I Learn a New Language Myself?

When 1st grade teacher Emily Galle-From moved to Sweden, she was excited to learn the language. But the experience proved hard, and taught her why every struggling reader needs a guide. (February 6, 2019)

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Market Brief

Mergers and Acquisitions in Education Industry Jump 9 Percent Over Last Year

The total number of transactions in education jumped by 9 percent from 2017 to 2018, and a number of foreign deals were among the biggest. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 6, 2019)

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