Another American School Is Devastated by Gun Violence

A 17-year-old junior shot and killed 10 people, many of them students, and wounded 10 others in a rampage at Santa Fe High School in Texas. It was the 13th school shooting this year in which people were injured or killed by gunfire. (May 18, 2018)

Student Activists: ‘You Are Going to Listen to Us’ on Gun Violence

The student activists from Parkland, Fla., Newtown, Conn., and Chicago urged the media to keep the national spotlight on gun violence and not let their tragedies fade away. (May 17, 2018)

Under Trump, After-School Funds Are on Thin Ice

(May 18, 2018)

Survey Finds Majority of K-3 Teachers Feel Unity With Preschool Educators

(May 18, 2018)

Analysis: Schools See Steep Drop in Librarians

(May 17, 2018)

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  • Participants make their way towards the Legislative Building during a teacher's rally at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., on May 16. Thousands of teachers rallied in the state capital, seeking a political showdown over wages and funding for public school classrooms. —Gerry Broome/AP
  • Observers watch from inside the Legislative Building as teachers rally outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., on May 16. —Gerry Broome/AP

North Carolina Teachers Marched. Now What?

Gov. Roy Cooper and legislators who opened their annual work session on Wednesday are waiting to see what happens after thousands of teachers marched through the capital city. (May 17, 2018)

Study: Threat of Child Suicide Is Highest During the School Year

(May 17, 2018)


No, Teacher Strikes Do Not Help Students

When teachers use their students as leverage, they damage their own professionalism, write William J. Bennett and Karen Nussle. (May 16, 2018)

Does School Choice Put Freedom Before Equity?

As parents turn to the education marketplace to get ahead, some students get left behind, argues one education professor. (May 14, 2018)

Let's Be Clear: The Power of Precise Language at Work

When we get down into the nitty gritty of real names, faces, and numbers, a much clearer picture of our schools emerge, writes Rebecca Mieliwocki. (May 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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How Good Principals Improve Student Learning

Principals are a critical link between supporting teachers and student outcomes. Education Week explores some of the methods principals can utilize to help their students succeed.
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Digital Directions

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Team Up to Seek 'State of the Art' Ideas for Schools

In a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek "state-of-the-art" ideas to improve students' math, writing, and "executive functions." (May 8, 2018)

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I Was a Doctor. Now I’m a Teacher. Why Don’t I Get the Same Level of Respect?

Until we remedy our pervasive denigration of teachers, public education will continue to miss the mark, writes former pediatrician Kim Talikoff. (May 9, 2018)

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Market Brief

Principals Report More Influence Over School Budgets Than Curriculum Choice in National Survey

School principals across the U.S. were asked how much actual influence they have in two areas: establishing curriculum and school budgets in this study. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 10, 2018)

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