Pioneering Tech-Savvy Rural Schools

As someone who’s worked at nearly every level of Alabama’s Talladega County Schools, Superintendent Suzanne Lacey has the hard-won trust of her community where educators’ and students’ embrace of educational technology is transforming teaching and learning. She is recognized as a 2019 Leader To Learn From. (February 21, 2019)

Stark Choice for States: Bank Surpluses, or Spend Them on K-12

Public school advocates have a long wish list even as state policymakers weigh whether to fatten "rainy day" funds instead of pumping surplus cash into schools. (February 21, 2019)

Teachers Are Still Striking, But Their Demands Have Changed. Here's How

(February 20, 2019)

Trump Emergency Declaration Could Endanger Military-Based School Projects

(February 20, 2019)

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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)

Higher Pay Leads to Smarter Teachers, Global Study Says

(February 20, 2019)

The Problem With Literacy Programs

(February 21, 2019)

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Opinion

No, Engineering Isn't Just About Job Creation

Why do we keep selling early STEM education short? The Museum of Science Boston's Christine M. Cunningham explores. (February 20, 2019)

'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)

Two Things Teachers Tire of Hearing

Instead of repeating these trite statements to teachers, we should take three steps to keep the best and brightest in our classrooms, according to guest blogger Sara Ziemnik. (February 20, 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

Hundreds of 2018 E-Rate Applications Still in Limbo

More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program’s cumbersome bureaucracy. (February 20, 2019)

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Teacher

How Onsite Child Care Helps Teachers Juggle Parenthood and Work (Video)

As districts across the country have struggled to attract and retain qualified teachers, some school systems are offering new benefits for their employees. (February 19, 2019)

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Market Brief

Pearson Sells Its K-12 Instructional Materials Business to Investment Firm

Pearson is selling its line of business focused on U.S. textbooks and instructional materials to Nexus Capital Management for $250 million. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 19, 2019)

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