1/3 of Parents Fear for Their Child's Safety at School

Thirty-four percent of K-12 parents worry that their children are not physically safe at school and only 27 percent are very confident or extremely confident that their child's school can deter a gunman, according to a new poll from PDK. (July 17, 2018)

Summer Learning Gaps Worsen in Higher Grades

By the end of middle school, students may lose a third to half of what they learn during the year to the so-called "summer slide." But the real gaps may not come from where you think. (July 17, 2018)

What Would a Merged Education and Labor Department Look Like?

(July 16, 2018)

The Billionaires Pushing Charter School Expansion in States

(July 16, 2018)

Trump Team May Change Rules on Jobs for Students With Disabilities

(July 16, 2018)

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Memorial to Educators Who've Died on the Job

At the Memorial to Fallen Educators in Emporia, Kan., a June 21 ceremony honored 10 teachers, administrators, and school staff members who died in school during the 2017-18 school year. (July 16, 2018)

How School Choice Is About to Fundamentally Change

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The Assault on Unions Won't Win. It Only Makes Us Angrier

The Janus ruling and subsequent attempts to "defang" unions offer opportunities as well as threats, argues AFT President Randi Weingarten. (July 12, 2018)

Stop Writing That Obituary for Teachers' Unions. We're Not Going Anywhere

In the face of well-funded opposition to organized labor, teachers will not be silenced, writes NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. (July 10, 2018)

Use the Lead-Up Time to School Breaks for 'Hidden' Learning Opportunities

John Spencer, Kevin Parr, Jessica Torres, and Tammy Quist share their suggestions on how to handle the days and weeks leading up to school breaks. (July 16, 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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Should Schools Rethink Sex Ed. in the #MeToo Era?

Some states and school districts are rethinking how they teach sex education in the wake of the #MeToo movement. We visit a Washington, D.C. school where students learn how to form healthy relationships.
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Digital Directions

Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg's Education Initiative

Despite a surprising leadership change, CZI still plans to give hundreds of millions of dollars per year to support “whole-child personalized learning.” (July 11, 2018)

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Lessons From New York City Teachers' Paid Parental Leave Win

Teachers' unions must recommit to solving community-based concerns and taking on actions that influence structural power, writes John Troutman McCrann. (July 11, 2018)

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K-12 Artificial Intelligence Market Set to Explode in U.S. and Worldwide by 2024

Teachers and students will have more ed-tech tools that use artificial intelligence in coming years, and the AI market is expected to skyrocket. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 10, 2018)

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