Mining for Gifted Students in Untapped Places

An internationally known gifted-education center is scouting—and helping to develop—gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Maryland’s most challenged school districts. (December 13, 2019)

Most Principals Have No Say in Choosing School Police

Principals rarely take part in the selection of school resource officers who work in their buildings. That’s a big mistake, experts say. (December 12, 2019)

What the Youth Vaping Epidemic Costs Schools

(December 12, 2019)

Are GreatSchools Ratings Making Segregation Worse?

(December 11, 2019)

10 Ways the Teaching Profession Has Changed Over the Past 10 Years

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The Dangerous Narrative That Lurks Under the 'Achievement Gap'

Black students are not to blame for their lack of educational opportunities, argues assistant principal Eric Higgins. (December 11, 2019)

Only 3 States Expect Teachers to Learn About Institutional Bias

Students of color don't need to get "grittier," writes New America's Jenny Muñiz. They need us to fix institutional racism. (December 10, 2019)

Still Searching for Work-Life Balance?

The World Health Organization says burnout is now considered a medical condition due to the impact it can have on our overall health. Here are some ways we become burned out and a few ways we can find that work-life balance to help minimize stress. (December 8, 2019)

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Leaders To Learn From 2020 Sneak Peek

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students in its Leaders To Learn From special report. We are excited to reveal two of our 2020 honorees early.
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Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier

A group of high school students from Anchorage spent spring break at a remote Native Village as part of an unusual cultural exchange program in Alaska. See what they learned.

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Standards for Online Learning Updated for First Time Since 2011

One of the authors of the updated standards says they reflect the growing importance of digital accessibility and student engagement in online courses. (December 11, 2019)

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Poor-Quality Materials Abound on Lesson-Sharing Websites, Report Says

A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute paints a bleak picture of lesson-sharing sites such as ReadWriteThink, Share My Lesson, and Teachers Pay Teachers. (December 10, 2019)

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Does Work on a 'Learning Credential Blockchain' Have Implications for K-12?

IBM is working with a consortium of organizations that are seeking to create a “learning credential blockchain” for education. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (December 6, 2019)

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