A Clash of Visions as School Opens in Puerto Rico

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria, tensions are evident as the island copes with continued repairs, school closures, and divisions over charter schools and other changes. (August 16, 2018)

Report: Renewing a Teaching License Won't Help With Growth

All teachers have to renew their teaching license periodically, and, too often, the renewal process is a missed opportunity for professional growth, concludes a new report. (August 20, 2018)

School Districts Weigh Duty to Teach Youths in Migrant Shelters

(August 20, 2018)

Charter Schools: 7 Common Questions, Answered

(August 14, 2018)

Watch: What a Principal Learned by Shadowing a Student for a Day

(August 20, 2018)

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The Betsy DeVos-Led School Safety Panel: An Update

The divisive debate over arming educators, as well as the need for student mental-health services, were prime topics at a whirlwind series of school safety commission hearings, but gun control didn’t make the agenda. (August 17, 2018)

5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias

(August 20, 2018)

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Why Do We Value Achievement Over Mental Health? A High School Senior Speaks Out

Between all-nighters, overworked school counselors, and academic stress, students aren’t getting the support they need, writes Gabrielle Weber. (August 15, 2018)

The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn't Add Up

Public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced—and that’s a big problem for students, writes Alanna Fuschillo. (August 15, 2018)

How to Stay Organized: Start the New School Year With This Equation

This high school science teacher shares a simple step that can help teachers and their students get more done this year. (August 14, 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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Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?

JUULs are easy to hide, have a flavored smell, and don’t emit much vapor. So how is a teacher to know if a student is JUULing, or vaping, in class?
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Digital Directions

The Saga of Ohio's Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End

A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school. (August 8, 2018)

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Administrators Can Make or Break School Culture. Here’s How to Spot the Best Ones

Veteran educator Mary Alicia Lyons shares her experiences working with administrators who’ve spanned the spectrum from frustrating to fantastic. (August 8, 2018)

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Market Brief

New Site Connects Students With Ed-Tech for ‘Real World’ Expertise, Guidance

WhoYouKnow.org is a new resource from the Clayton Christensen Institute to help schools identify ed-tech that will connect students with ideas, opportunities, and expert advice from their communities, and the world. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 8, 2018)

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