Could Testing Wreck Civics Education?

As civic education undergoes a renaissance in schools, educators are looking beyond standardized tests to determine whether the lessons empower students to embrace civic behaviors, like voting or volunteering. (September 20, 2019)

How Teachers Can Address Politics 'When the World Is on Fire'

In this Q&A, education researcher Lisa Delpit discusses a new book of essays by teachers, principals, and other educators on how to teach in a fraught political climate. (September 20, 2019)

Walmart to Stop Selling Electronic Cigarettes at Its Stores

(September 20, 2019)

To Connect With Families, Schools Must Build Trust, Report Finds

(September 20, 2019)

Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students

(September 19, 2019)

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Opinion

How Our District Reimagined Special Education

We should have one nimble education system that serves all students, writes Colorado educator Steve Sandoval. (September 17, 2019)

The Irrefutable Case for Taking Class Outside

Serious learning doesn't just have to be an indoor activity. In fact, it really shouldn't be, argues instructional and leadership coach Kate Gardoqui. (September 16, 2019)

4 Poll Results That'll Shape the 2020 Election Education Debates

Every August, we get the two major annual polls on K-12 education. This year, the surveys were rife with provocative findings, says Rick Hess. (September 16, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Meet the 2019 Leaders To Learn From

Leaders To Learn From 2019

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From report and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students. We are excited to reveal our 2019 honorees.
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FEATURED VIDEO

Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?

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

Digital Learning Tools Are Everywhere, But Gauging Effectiveness Remains Elusive, Survey Shows

Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there’s good information available about which resources work best. (September 12, 2019)

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Teacher

Teaching Never Gets Any Easier. But It Gets Better

Teacher Justin Minkel used to dream of the magical day when teaching would feel so much easier. He's realized that that day won't arrive, but something powerful takes its place: The insight, skill and big heart to be a better teacher. (September 11, 2019)

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Market Brief

Which Curriculum Providers Are Winning States’ Approval? A Peek Inside 12 Markets

Educators are turning to a database created by a state ed-tech directors’ association to search for quality instructional materials. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 12, 2019)

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