Your Guide to Education in the Democratic Debate

On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate? (June 24, 2019)

At ISTE, a State-Level Push for Smart and Secure Data-Sharing

After urging ed-tech vendors and districts to sign pledges to support “interoperability,” an advocacy group is asking entire states to make a similar commitment. (June 24, 2019)

ESSA Forces Uncomfortable Conversations in Massachusetts Over School Spending

(June 24, 2019)

Three Big Questions on Artificial Intelligence and Schools

(June 24, 2019)

Leaked Trump Transition Docs Note DeVos' Opposition to His Policies, Personality

(June 24, 2019)

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See Where Teachers Got Pay Raises This Year

More than a year after teachers across the country began walking out of their classrooms en masse to demand higher salaries, at least 15 states have given their teachers a raise. (June 24, 2019)

What Teachers Need to Know to Do Right by Queer Students

(June 24, 2019)

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Opinion

There Is Rampant Distrust in Education. Here's How to Fix That

Is it possible to replace a culture of long-simmering distrust? Only if education leaders make some serious changes, writes Katherine Schultz. (June 20, 2019)

Why We Should Teach Legal-Reasoning Skills to Students

Teaching law to children and young adults should be just as common as math, science, English, and history, argue Michael J. Broyde and Ira Bedzow. (June 18, 2019)

Four Surprising Truths About U.S. Schooling

A lot of our fevered education debates are fueled by assumptions which can be off-base, or flat wrong, says Rick Hess. (June 24, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Meet the 2019 Leaders To Learn From

Leaders To Learn From 2019

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From report and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students. We are excited to reveal our 2019 honorees.
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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs

In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment—yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels.
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Digital Directions

Cries of 'Hunger Games' Follow Proposed Ed-Tech Funding Caps

Fans of the E-rate worry that rapid progress could be threatened by a Republican-backed effort to place new restrictions on the amount of money the E-rate program can dole out to help schools and libraries improve connectivity. (June 14, 2019)

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Teacher

Complaining About Students Is Toxic. Here Are 4 Ways to Stop

In teachers’ lounges and copy rooms all over the country, teachers complain about their students. But it’s toxic for students, and for teachers’ feelings about their work, writes Lauren Vargas. (June 11, 2019)

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Market Brief

Districts Used 7,000 Tech Tools This Year. Which Ones Were Most Popular?

Digital tools that provide instructional content showed the biggest gains among the categories of ed-tech in this analysis of tools used in more than 100,000 classrooms across the U.S. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 18, 2019)

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