Drain of Open Enrollment Pushes District to Dissolve

Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve. (December 16, 2019)

Should Schools Still Play Dodgeball?

Lively debate persists around this playground game, which opponents say is ripe territory for bullies and which supporters argue builds skills like teamwork and resilience. (December 16, 2019)

Is Phonics Boring? These Teachers Say It Doesn't Have to Be

(December 16, 2019)

What the Youth Vaping Epidemic Costs Schools

(December 12, 2019)

Most Principals Have No Say in Choosing School Police

(December 12, 2019)

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Opinion

The Dangerous Narrative That Lurks Under the 'Achievement Gap'

Black students are not to blame for their lack of educational opportunities, argues assistant principal Eric Higgins. (December 11, 2019)

Only 3 States Expect Teachers to Learn About Institutional Bias

Students of color don't need to get "grittier," writes New America's Jenny Muñiz. They need us to fix institutional racism. (December 10, 2019)

Still Searching for Work-Life Balance?

The World Health Organization says burnout is now considered a medical condition due to the impact it can have on our overall health. Here are some ways we become burned out and a few ways we can find that work-life balance to help minimize stress. (December 8, 2019)

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Leaders To Learn From 2020 Sneak Peek

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students in its Leaders To Learn From special report. We are excited to reveal two of our 2020 honorees early.
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Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier

A group of high school students from Anchorage spent spring break at a remote Native Village as part of an unusual cultural exchange program in Alaska. See what they learned.

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Digital Directions

Standards for Online Learning Updated for First Time Since 2011

One of the authors of the updated standards says they reflect the growing importance of digital accessibility and student engagement in online courses. (December 11, 2019)

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Teacher

Poor-Quality Materials Abound on Lesson-Sharing Websites, Report Says

A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute paints a bleak picture of lesson-sharing sites such as ReadWriteThink, Share My Lesson, and Teachers Pay Teachers. (December 10, 2019)

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Does Work on a 'Learning Credential Blockchain' Have Implications for K-12?

IBM is working with a consortium of organizations that are seeking to create a “learning credential blockchain” for education. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (December 6, 2019)

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