Gamers Are the New H.S. Athletes: The Rise of Esports

Already popular at the college and professional levels, esports are now gaining a foothold in K-12 schools despite concerns about bad behavior and equity problems associated with competitive game playing. (May 25, 2018)

Trump Panel Slammed on Slow Pace of School Safety Work

The cabinet-level commission chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has met once since it was created after the February shooting that killed 17 at a high school in Parkland, Fla. (May 25, 2018)

Student Says Science Teacher Tackled Indiana School Shooter

(May 25, 2018)

Congress Pushes Back Against DeVos Plan to Dissolve Federal English-Learner Office

(May 25, 2018)

Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs?

(May 23, 2018)

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Opinion

Why the Gender Disparity in STEM Isn't as Bad as You Think

Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet. (May 24, 2018)

Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past

Race to the Top is over, but the initiative is still driving teacher-evaluation policies and priorities, write two professors. (May 23, 2018)

Why School Shootings May Never End in America

School shootings are becoming the “new normal.” Here’s why Peter DeWitt believes that won’t change. (May 24, 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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FEATURED VIDEO

Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that.
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Digital Directions

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and what it means for K-12 educators and students. (May 16, 2018)

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Teacher

The Anger Teachers Don’t Feel Comfortable Expressing

There is a strong taboo against teachers admitting to anger, let alone expressing it, writes Justin Minkel. Here are four ways they can handle that. (May 16, 2018)

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Market Brief

States' Ed-Tech Directors Working to Make Student Data More Useful for Instruction

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association lays the groundwork for states to plan how districts’ data—once aggregated—can be used for instruction. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 15, 2018)

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