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)

Districts Have Approved the Most Charter Openings. That's Changing

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)

10 Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year

(August 13, 2018)

Swastikas. The N-word. 'Go Back to Mexico.' What Hate Looks Like in Schools

(August 7, 2018)

Why It's So Important to Pronounce Students' Names Right

(August 14, 2018)

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Do Anonymous Tip Lines Thwart School Violence?

There’s been a surge of interest in anonymous school violence reporting systems since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Students, often the best source of information about threats, can be reluctant to report what they know. (August 13, 2018)

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

(August 14, 2018)

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Opinion

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)

STEM Education Has a Math Anxiety Problem

Early educators in science, technology, engineering, and math need to face up to unproductive math practices, contends elementary instructional coach Gina Picha. (August 7, 2018)

Santa Fe: A Reckoning

This middle school dean reflects on joining his students in activism after the Parkland shooting, and considers the change he has witnessed in the months since the tragedy. (August 10, 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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JUULs are easy to hide, have a flavored smell, and don’t emit much vapor. So how is a teacher to know if a student is JUULing, or vaping, in class?
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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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