Teacher Evaluations Have Changed the Principal's Job

More-rigorous evaluations have made principals better instructional leaders, new research shows, but they've created major time-management challenges. (November 16, 2018)

DeVos Issues New Guidance on Sexual Assault and Harassment

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a long anticipated rewrite of federal Title IX guidance Friday that allows schools to raise the bar on what evidence is needed to prove claims of sexual assault and harassment. (November 16, 2018)

FDA Announces Plan to Curb Youth Smoking, Vaping

(November 15, 2018)

Schools Are Spending Lots on Safety. Is It Working?

(November 14, 2018)

6 Things Schools Need to Know About Interoperability

(November 14, 2018)

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Sometimes Personalized Learning Feels Impersonal

Worried about students' social detachment in technology-driven, personalized learning environments, some schools are weaving social-emotional support into lessons. (November 15, 2018)

Digital Technology Is Gambling With Children's Minds

(November 16, 2018)

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Opinion

Why Schools Must Safeguard Free Speech

We should condemn language that incites violence, but we can't do so by stifling vigorous—even provocative—debate, writes Andy Smarick. (November 14, 2018)

Even If They Lose, Teachers Who Run for Office Score a Win

In 2009, after Todd Alan Price ran and lost against Tony Evers to become Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, he learned a few lessons. (November 9, 2018)

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem, says Peter DeWitt. (November 11, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Here's What's Behind the Nation's 'C' Grade on Student Achievement

Quality Counts 2018

The third and final installment of Quality Counts 2018 digs deeply into the data behind how states rank on academic achievement and on students' chance for success in a complex, ever-changing society.
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Steven Van Zandt Gives Teachers PD and a Rock Concert

The member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos is touring the country with his band to promote music education and show solidarity with teachers.
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Digital Directions

What Does Personalized Learning Mean? Whatever People Want It to

For some, such variety is reason for optimism. But others warn that loose definitions could lead to incoherence and ineffectiveness in the classroom. (November 6, 2018)

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Teacher

Teacher Observations Don't Have to Be So Stressful. Here's a Better Model

Teachers should be participants in the process of their own improvement, rather than the subjects of a rating, writes Trisha Arnold. (November 14, 2018)

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Market Brief

International Private Schools Are Booming. New Report Probes Their Teachers’ Well-Being

A survey of educators at international private schools reveals the pressure teachers and students face to achieve high test scores. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 14, 2018)

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