Until Now, Most Charters Were Approved by Districts

For the first time, school districts are no longer approving the majority of new charter schools, according to a new report, but it is not clear what is behind the decline. (August 14, 2018)

The Feds Want High Schoolers to Learn to Stop Traumatic Bleeding

The Department of Homeland Security wants to train high school students to treat bleeding during mass-casualty events, like school shootings. Here's how the idea fits into larger school safety debates. (August 14, 2018)

Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of Year, Among Educators Who Won Primaries

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Do Anonymous Tip Lines Thwart School Violence?

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10 Non-Standard Ideas About Going Back to School

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Charter Schools: 7 Common Questions, Answered

Are charter schools public or private? Do they pick and choose who can enroll? Who oversees them? Are they more effective? We answer these questions and more about charter schools in this explainer. (August 14, 2018)

The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn't Add Up

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Opinion

Meditation Isn't Just About Self-Help. Here's What Educators Need to Know

With so much going wrong in the world, do we really have time to sit around in contemplation? Raquel Ríos makes the case. (August 14, 2018)

No, Fortnite Isn't Rotting Kids' Brains. It May Be Good for Them

The popular video game holds promise, but that doesn’t mean adults should ignore what kids are doing online, say two researchers. (August 9, 2018)

How Can Teachers Create Equitable Spaces for All Students?

Teachers can ensure that all students develop a sense of belonging, and this school says it starts with listening to and learning from students. (August 13, 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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Digital Directions

The Saga of Ohio's Embattled E-School Is Coming to an End

A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school. (August 8, 2018)

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Administrators Can Make or Break School Culture. Here’s How to Spot the Best Ones

Veteran educator Mary Alicia Lyons shares her experiences working with administrators who’ve spanned the spectrum from frustrating to fantastic. (August 8, 2018)

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New Site Connects Students With Ed-Tech for ‘Real World’ Expertise, Guidance

WhoYouKnow.org is a new resource from the Clayton Christensen Institute to help schools identify ed-tech that will connect students with ideas, opportunities, and expert advice from their communities, and the world. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 8, 2018)

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