Are the Effects of State Pre-K Overrated?

A comparison of states' preschool enrollment and test scores, and a deeper look at Tennessee's pre-K program bolster arguments that prekindergarten is not the primary solution to closing the achievement gap. (July 19, 2018)

To Help Students in Math, Work on Teachers' Growth Mindset

In a new study from the Stanford Graduate School of Education, students whose teachers underwent a professional-development program challenging the "myth of the math person" scored higher on an assessment of math ability. (July 19, 2018)

Facial-Recognition Systems Pitched as School-Safety Solution

(July 18, 2018)

With Successful Strikes Behind Them, Teachers Are Now Running for Office

(July 18, 2018)

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

(July 17, 2018)

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Court Decision Paves Way for School Closures

The ruling on a handful of schools appears to smooth the way for the closure of hundreds more, though the island's civil rights commission has criticized the process. (July 18, 2018)

Children Are Naturally Curious About Science. Let's Nurture That

(July 19, 2018)

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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)

Hold Your Tension: Gender, Sexuality, and Comedy in the #NanetteSyllabus

Hannah Gadsby’s stand-up special “Nanette” powerfully weaves together humor, gender, sexuality, and the power of storytelling. Christina Torres explores how to use this comedy show in the classroom. (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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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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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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