The Best Ed-Tech Research: 5 Key Lessons for Educators

A new review of 126 rigorous research studies yielded key insights on expanding access to classroom technology, the role of adaptive software, and the dangers of "social psychological" nudges. (March 25, 2019)

Active-Shooter Drills Take Toll on Teachers

School safety trainings, especially those that simulate shooting scenarios, can be physically and emotionally painful for educators, and can leave districts open to lawsuits. (March 25, 2019)

Three Things to Watch for When DeVos Defends Trump's Budget to Congress

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Meet the Latest Class of State Schools Chiefs

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What School District Tech Leaders Are Saying About Cybersecurity

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  • The new Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., built in the wake of 2012’s school massacre in that community, incorporates features intended to assure student safety while fostering a positive school environment. Among them is controlled access via three footbridges, and a sunken rock rain garden that acts as a buffer as well as an educational tool. —Robert Benson Photography
  • The new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., incorporates features balancing security and an environment conducive to learning. Impact-resistant windows provide for natural surveillance as well as plenty of daylight. Visibility into the school is limited since the ground slopes away from the building, but windows give children ample views of nature. —Robert Benson Photography
  • The new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., incorporates features balancing security and an environment conducive to learning. Impact-resistant windows provide for natural surveillance as well as plenty of daylight. Visibility into the school is limited since the ground slopes away from the building, but windows give children ample views of nature. —Robert Benson Photography
  • Classrooms stretch along two main hallways of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School and feature doors that can be locked from the inside providing safe places to hide. The open hallway and the central entrance atrium aim to help build a sense of community within the school. —Robert Benson Photography

Making School a Safe Haven, Not a Fortress

With deep concerns about safety, schools look for ways to blend security features that students hardly notice with welcoming learning environments for them. (March 25, 2019)

5 Ways One Middle School Is Making Itself More Student-Centered

(March 25, 2019)

Opinion

Stop Breastfeeding or Quit Teaching?

It's time to end breastfeeding discrimination in education, write Center for WorkLife Law's Jessica Lee and Liz Morris. (March 22, 2019)

Who Should Improve the School Improvement Industry?

The school improvement industry is an unruly collection of outsiders. New research offers insight for greater cohesion, writes Thomas Hatch. (March 21, 2019)

When Did Good Parenting Become a Problem?

The felonious conduct in the college admissions scandal is distinctly different from good parents trying to help their kids, says opinion blogger Rick Hess. (March 25, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Data: Are We Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success?

Quality Counts 2019

Here's how states and the nation score on a wide swath of family, school, and bread-and-butter indicators that affect conditions for success—and a scorecard for who's on top and who lags behind.
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What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading

Education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports spoke with Education Week about her radio documentary on early reading and what teachers should know about reading science.
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Digital Directions

Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge

States and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention and deletion policies, recommends the Center for Democracy & Technology. (March 15, 2019)

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What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading (Video)

Education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports spoke with Education Week about her radio documentary on early reading and what teachers should know about reading science. (March 12, 2019)

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Virtual Reality ‘Visits’ to U.S. Schools, Colleges to be Part of Recruiting Foreign Students

School districts and private schools can now join colleges by providing virtual reality experiences of their campuses to attract international students through the U.S. Commercial Service. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a new service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (March 15, 2019)

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