Schools' Racial Makeup Can Sway Disability Diagnoses

Three new studies show that a web of factors appear to influence how often black and Hispanic children are identified for special education compared to similar white peers. (June 18, 2019)

Review Finds Errors, Bias in Social Studies Lessons

A review found that Studies Weekly's lessons had hundreds of examples of errors and racial bias, including activities calling indigenous people "troublemakers" and asking students to take the perspectives of slaveholders. (June 14, 2019)

Schools Underreport How Often Students Are Restrained or Secluded, GAO Finds

(June 18, 2019)

What Are the Blind Spots in Teacher PD?

(June 17, 2019)

Blind Spots in Teacher PD

Public Supports K-12, But Reluctant to Pay for It

(June 14, 2019)

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Teachers-Turned-Lawmakers Learn Political Ropes

This spring, dozens of teachers who were elected to their state legislatures got a crash course in civics—and a wake-up call on the difficulties of moving well-intentioned ideas into laws. (June 18, 2019)

Why We Should Teach Legal-Reasoning Skills to Students

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Opinion

If You Won't Do Restorative Justice Right, Don't Do It

My school tried its best at restorative justice, but we needed something more than good intentions: resources and training, writes former teacher Allison Fried. (June 14, 2019)

Stop Trying to Standardize Your Students' Language

Instead of fixating on the word gap and other false language-skills dilemmas, focus on what's really hurting students, writes Olivia Obeso. (June 13, 2019)

Four Strategies to Support Immigrant Students

Guest bloggers Clare Kambhu and Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario share ways to support and include immigrant students in education. (June 14, 2019)

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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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Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs

In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment—yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels.
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Digital Directions

How AI Is Shaping Jobs of the Future: What It Means for Schools

The rise of Artificial Intelligence is expected to have big implications for the future of the labor market, and could lead to some new fields, a pair of reports concludes. (June 11, 2019)

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No, Mentoring a Student-Teacher Won't Hurt Your Evaluation Score, Study Suggests

Mentoring a student-teacher won't hurt a teacher's district evaluation score—in fact, it might even give it a boost, according to a working study. (June 10, 2019)

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Khan Academy, NWEA Team Up to Link Assessment Results With Learning Resources

The two organizations have created a MAP Accelerator platform that will be piloted with 150,000 students in math for the 2019-20 school year. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 6, 2019)

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