Students Want to Know: Will Shooting Change Gun Laws?

Grief and anger are driving students in Parkland, Fla., to ask tough questions of the adults responsible for protecting them. (February 16, 2018)

In Parkland, Wrenching Questions Surround Return to School

Teachers, parents, and students face a long and difficult recovery as they contemplate returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and educators were killed in last week's mass shooting. (February 19, 2018)

DeVos' Team Moves to Cut Political Positions, Merge Education Programs

(February 16, 2018)

Senate Proposals Dealing With 'Dreamers' Go Down to Defeat

(February 15, 2018)

Staffing Schools in No-Stoplight Towns

(February 13, 2018)

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  • Marla Eveillard, 14, cries as she hugs friends before the start of a vigil at the Parkland Baptist Church for the victims of the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 15. —Gerald Herbert/AP
  • Attendees comfort one another at a vigil on Feb. 15 at the Parkland Baptist Church in Parkland, Fla., for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. —Wilfredo Lee/AP
  • Tears run down the face of Broward County School Board member Rosalind Osgood as she listens to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel speak during a news conference on Feb. 15, in Parkland, Fla. —Wilfredo Lee/AP
  • Students are evacuated by police from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. —Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

Amid Chaos, Teacher Sheltered Students in Fla.

The day after the nation’s third-deadliest school shooting, people questioned whether signs were missed that a troubled former student at a Parkland, Fla., high school posed such a significant threat. (February 14, 2018)

Congress Has Failed Our Students on Gun Violence. What's Next?

(February 19, 2018)

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Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings

Research into school shootings finds that status and identity issues can contribute to students turning against their school community, write three professors. (February 16, 2018)

ESSA's Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us

When it comes to state ESSA plans, it’s up to the public to hold leaders accountable, write two former ed. policymakers. (February 14, 2018)

Teacher on Parkland: 'I Don't Know How to Protect You Anymore'

"How can I tell my students that while I'd move mountains for them, I know my body is just as feeble against bullets as theirs?" asks Christina Torres. (February 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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Home Schooling in the United States

Home schooling has gained wider attention and more mainstream acceptance as the numbers of students learning at home doubled in the past decade—a trend driven in some measure by the expansion of online schooling options.
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Digital Directions

As Cellphones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan." (February 8, 2018)

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Being an ELL Is Hard. Here Are 5 Ways Teachers Can Make It Easier

When English-learners have the opportunity to work in groups and speak their native languages, they feel more comfortable in class, writes Justin Minkel. (February 7, 2018)

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Market Brief

Why Startups Fail: Lessons for Education Companies

CB Insights did a postmortem on why startup companies fail—a chronicle of missteps that may offer lessons for K-12 companies. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 9, 2018)

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