Is There a Path to Desegregated Schools?

Racial and economic segregation remains deeply entrenched in American schools. Denisa R. Superville considers the six steps one district is taking to change that. This essay is part of our new special report on 10 pressing trends in education. (January 18, 2019)

10 Big Ideas in Education

States Show Striking Variations on Best Places to Bring Up a Child

When it comes to setting a child up for success in America, place matters more than ever, at least when it comes to crucial education and socioeconomic factors. (January 18, 2019)

Chance for Success

Monday is MLK Jr. Day. In Mississippi and Alabama, It's Also Robert E. Lee Day

(January 18, 2019)

California Isn't Alone. School Funding Will Be a Headache for Many States This Year

(January 18, 2019)

The Black Achievement Paradox No One's Discussing

(January 17, 2019)

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The First Rule of Scholarship? Nobody Knows Anything

It’s not easy to become a public scholar. Frederick M. Hess shares the lessons he learned the hard way about being an education "expert." (January 17, 2019)

How Teachers Can Support and Challenge Twice-Exceptional Students

Too often, students who are both gifted and have disabilities are underserved, writes Caroline Galeota. Here are some ways teachers can better accommodate these learners. (January 8, 2019)

School Safety Means More Than Active-Shooter Drills

Schools across the country participate in active-shooter drills. Perhaps it's time to find a better approach to preparing students for emergency events, says Amy Klinger of the Educator’s School Safety Network. (January 13, 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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Creating Pathways for Gifted Students in Rural Alaska

A summer honors institute recruits high-achieving Alaska Native students from the remote corners of the state to help prepare them for rigorous coursework and set them on the path to college success.
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Digital Directions

School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey Finds

Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders. (January 8, 2019)

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Teachers Have Trust Issues

Many teachers may have lost faith in the system, but they haven’t lost hope. Andrew Ujifusa unpacks this year’s outbreak of teacher activism. (January 8, 2019)

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Market Brief

U.S. Education Industry’s Cybersecurity Lags Behind 16 Other Sectors

Schools have become more dependent on education technology as well as more at risk of cybersecurity attacks, according to a SecurityScorecard report. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (January 8, 2019)

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