Why Don't Struggling K-12 Districts Just Dissolve?

Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving. (February 18, 2020)

Air Filters: A Potential Tool to Boost Learning?

A new study finds that test scores went up in some Los Angeles schools after air filters were installed to protect students from outside pollution. (February 14, 2020)

Do High-Stakes Tests Make Teachers More Likely to Quit? Study Says No

(February 18, 2020)

A Son of Migrant Farmworkers Is the 2020 Superintendent of the Year

(February 18, 2020)

5 Things Big Business Wants Students to Learn for the Future of Work

(February 18, 2020)

The New World of Work

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  • Senior Emily Cardona and her teacher Megan Pap, center, confer on a classroom project using data on teenage depression in the Introduction to Data Science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, Calif. —Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week
  • Seniors Arionna Morris and Jasani Cole, left to right, collaborate on a poster during data science class at Renaissance High School for the Arts. The two will also write computer code for the data they are using. —Patrick T. Fallon for Education Week

Teaching Students to Wrangle 'Big Data'

In a labor market hungry for employees who can work with data, some high schools have begun to offer a new breed of classes in data science. (February 18, 2020)

The New World of Work

Fla. Districts Report Sexting, Weapon Mishaps by Safe-School Officers

(February 18, 2020)

Opinion

We Lost Family at Parkland. You Should Learn From Our Personal Tragedy

On the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, three surviving family members write about how they believe schools can be made safer. (February 12, 2020)

How to Vet the Presidential Candidates on Education

There are five key values to consider when separating campaign rhetoric from how a candidate would actually govern, writes Robert Feirsen. (February 14, 2020)

Are 'Kids These Days' Really Allowed to Make Mistakes?

Kids these days are experiencing more trauma and anxiety than most generations before them. What do we do about it? Jon Harper says we start by listening. (February 16, 2020)

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Yearly Reports

Sneak Peek at Leaders To Learn From 2020

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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Student Motivation: Praising Competence Instead of Natural Ability

Students are more likely to do something if they feel like they have the ability to be successful doing it.

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Digital Directions

Five Tips for Using Video to Ease Chronic Math Anxiety

To combat math confusion and frustration, a team of three teachers records daily videos summarizing lessons and running through example problems. (February 10, 2020)

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Teacher

Do You Have to 'Love' Every Student? And What If You Don't?

Assuring a positive student-teacher relationship is easier said than done. Here’s what veteran educators advise about how to make that relationship work, and what to do when things fall apart. (February 13, 2020)

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Market Brief

5 Key Themes in the International Education Market That Emerged From Bett

A close look at the vendors and new technologies at the Bett ed-tech conference highlighted esports, social-emotional learning, and interoperability as K-12 market areas to watch. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 12, 2020)

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