Unions Play Offense to Stem Likely Membership Losses

The Supreme Court is poised to deliver a blow to the teachers' unions any day now—and labor groups are trying to get ahead of it by pushing controversial state bills. (June 15, 2018)

Average Teacher Salary Is Below the Living Wage in Half of States

A new report by Education Resource Strategies found that teacher compensation has been largely stagnant over the past few decades. (June 14, 2018)

Want to Improve Math Teaching? Try Coaching the Coaches

(June 15, 2018)

Bold Effort to End Algebra Tracking Shows Promise

(June 14, 2018)

Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Kids' Feelings

(June 13, 2018)

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  • Thanos, a villain from the Marvel universe, is obsessed and driven by his ability to gather obscure scientific knowledge. It seems one graduate found herself on the same path. –Cheryl Winsor via Instagram
  • Decorating a cap with pieces from the game of Life, a graduate used a blue automobile playing piece to depict the path to college. –Dan Kirk via Instagram
  • One student drew a parallel between high school academics and makeup. Both were winged! –@obey_canon via Instagram
  • Flint Southwestern Classical Academy senior Nyrelle Boles-Lee, 18, wears a cap which reads “educated black queen,” as she prepares to receive her high school diploma during the Flint Community Schools commencement ceremony in Flint, Mich. –Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP

Mortar Board Hopes, Dreams, and Humor

As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, high school graduates around the country expressed a variety of views and feelings through their mortar board art. (June 15, 2018)

A School-Improvement Guidebook: Cultivate Trust

(June 15, 2018)

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A School-Improvement Guidebook: Ask for Help

Switching from the classroom to instructional coaching doesn’t happen overnight. Sarah Menn explains how she found her footing. (June 14, 2018)

A School-Improvement Guidebook: Build Partnerships

To establish a culture of continuous improvement, teachers need the space to be vulnerable, explains assistant principal Maggie Norris. (June 13, 2018)

Six Essentials for Teaching Abroad and Broadening Your Perspective

Teacher Mary-Jo Rusu offers tips on how to teach in another country. (June 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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Calculus, Statistics, and the Future of High School Math

The use of data in everything from physics and finance to politics and education is building momentum for a new path in high school math, emphasizing statistics and data literacy over calculus.
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Digital Directions

'Impenetrable' World of Student Data Brokers a Major Concern, Study Says

Parents are often unable to determine which companies are selling marketing lists based on students' ethnicity, hobbies, personality, and other sensitive information, a new study found. (June 6, 2018)

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When School Rules Are Different for Students of Color

Far too many teachers enforce overly strict school rules at their students’ expense, writes Chicago teacher Gina Caneva. (June 6, 2018)

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Market Brief

Emerging Education Companies Connecting With State Ed-Tech Directors

A program run by the State Educational Technology Directors Association introduces companies to state ed-tech leaders to offer insights into the K-12 market. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 6, 2018)

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