Parents Misspent $700,000 in Ariz.'s Choice Program

An audit by Arizona’s attorney general revealed that parents with children in the state’s education savings account program were making prohibited purchases with public money meant for educational purposes. (November 20, 2018)

Rural Communities Test Ways to Hook Gifted Students

In the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky, gifted educators use local lessons to help bright students feel rooted and engaged. (November 19, 2018)

Study: Male Teachers Are More Likely to Leave a School With a Female Principal

(November 20, 2018)

Too Few Schoolwork Assignments Offer Students Choice, Relevance, Study Finds

(November 20, 2018)

Is 'Proficient' Insufficient? A New Wrinkle in Debate Over NAEP Achievement Levels

(November 19, 2018)

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  • Gage Garrett, a sixth grader at New Underwood School in New Underwood, S.D., reads from the Hunter's Handbook after he completed the written test for a hunter safety course. —Ryan Hermens/Rapid City Journal via AP
  • Chad Tussing, Outdoor Campus West director, answers a question from Cassie Chambliss, 12, during a hunter safety course at New Underwood School. —Ryan Hermens/Rapid City Journal via AP

How One District Uses Hunting to Teach Gun Safety

"We're a very rural, farm community. Even if kids don't want to hunt, there's a chance they'll someday encounter guns. We just want them to have knowledge about how to stay safe," one teacher said. (November 19, 2018)

Ky. Schools Chief Urges Teachers to Stop Sending Him 'Hateful' Emails

(November 19, 2018)

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Opinion

Digital Technology Is Gambling With Children's Minds

Writing, reading, focusing, and remembering have all been transformed in ways we don't yet fully understand, writes psychologist Elias Aboujaoude. (November 16, 2018)

Why Schools Must Safeguard Free Speech

We should condemn language that incites violence, but we can't do so by stifling vigorous—even provocative—debate, writes Andy Smarick. (November 14, 2018)

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem, says Peter DeWitt. (November 11, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Here's What's Behind the Nation's 'C' Grade on Student Achievement

Quality Counts 2018

The third and final installment of Quality Counts 2018 digs deeply into the data behind how states rank on academic achievement and on students' chance for success in a complex, ever-changing society.
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Steven Van Zandt Gives Teachers PD and a Rock Concert

The member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos is touring the country with his band to promote music education and show solidarity with teachers.
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Digital Directions

What Does Personalized Learning Mean? Whatever People Want It to

For some, such variety is reason for optimism. But others warn that loose definitions could lead to incoherence and ineffectiveness in the classroom. (November 6, 2018)

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Teacher Observations Don't Have to Be So Stressful. Here's a Better Model

Teachers should be participants in the process of their own improvement, rather than the subjects of a rating, writes Trisha Arnold. (November 14, 2018)

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Market Brief

International Private Schools Are Booming. New Report Probes Their Teachers’ Well-Being

A survey of educators at international private schools reveals the pressure teachers and students face to achieve high test scores. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 14, 2018)

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