Following Strikes, Teachers Are Now Running for Office

Education Week is tracking a new wave of activism in which teachers are filing to run for their state legislatures—and the numbers are impressive. (July 18, 2018)

Facial-Recognition Systems Pitched as School-Safety Solutions

Despite worries about privacy and effectiveness, tech companies are offering facial-recognition technologies to school leaders facing pressures to keep students safe. (July 18, 2018)

Court Decision Paves Way for Puerto Rico School Closures

(July 18, 2018)

Study Shows Link Between Teens' Copious Amounts of Screen Time and ADHD

(July 18, 2018)

One-Third of Parents Fear for Their Child's Safety at School

(July 17, 2018)

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  • Guests at a reunion of Santa Fe High School alumni walk by the words “SF Strong” on their way to the fundraiser event at Galveston County Fairgrounds last week in Santa Fe, Texas. –Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP
  • Kristi Helton of the Galveston County Mounted Posse accompanied by Wesley Willoughby, left, share a smile during the Santa Fe High School’s class of 2008 reunion fundraising event. –Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP
  • Diona Evers, right, helps her friend Sara Reul, wear a Santa Fe headband at the Santa Fe High School’s class of 2008 reunion fundraising event. –Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP

After School Shooting, Reunion Rallies Town

Alumni from Santa Fe High School in Texas came together for a class reunion and fundraiser for victims of last May’s school shooting. (July 18, 2018)

Did the Charter Takeover Improve New Orleans' Schools?

(July 17, 2018)

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Opinion

How School Choice Is About to Fundamentally Change

Where children live still largely determines their education options. But a dramatic shift is already under way, write Mark A. Elgart and Belle S. Wheelan. (July 17, 2018)

The Assault on Unions Won't Win. It Only Makes Us Angrier

The Janus ruling and subsequent attempts to "defang" unions offer opportunities as well as threats, argues AFT President Randi Weingarten. (July 12, 2018)

5 Ways to Introduce Students to the Workplace

Every student deserves a shot at developing workforce skills and getting real work experience. Eshauna Smith of Urban Alliance explains how to provide that opportunity. (July 18, 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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Should Schools Rethink Sex Ed. in the #MeToo Era?

Some states and school districts are rethinking how they teach sex education in the wake of the #MeToo movement. We visit a Washington, D.C. school where students learn how to form healthy relationships.
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Digital Directions

Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg's Education Initiative

Despite a surprising leadership change, CZI still plans to give hundreds of millions of dollars per year to support “whole-child personalized learning.” (July 11, 2018)

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Teacher

Lessons From N.Y.C. Teachers' Paid Parental Leave Win

Teachers' unions must recommit to solving community-based concerns and taking on actions that influence structural power, writes John Troutman McCrann. (July 11, 2018)

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Market Brief

K-12 Artificial Intelligence Market Set to Explode in U.S. and Worldwide by 2024

Teachers and students will have more ed-tech tools that use artificial intelligence in coming years, and the AI market is expected to skyrocket. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 10, 2018)

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