States Raise 'Proficient' Bar on Tests in Last 10 Years

Most states have raised their expectations for what constitutes proficiency on state math and reading tests in the last decade, according to a new study. (August 21, 2019)

March For Our Lives Group Unveils Gun Control Plan

The plan envisions major gun-reform legislative and executive policy changes, and would hinge on building young people's capacity and appetite for civic engagement and voting. (August 21, 2019)

Two Big-City Teacher Strikes Loom on the Horizon

(August 21, 2019)

Missing Voices: How Do We Teach With Primary Sources?

(August 19, 2019)

The '1619 Project' Curriculum Challenges Teachers to Reframe U.S. History

(August 20, 2019)

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  • First grader Conner MacElhiney slaps the color block that represents his mood during physical education class at Bethlehem Elementary School in New Hampshire. The school is leading the way in a statewide experiment to build schools that are more supportive of students dealing with trauma. —Sarah Rice for Education Week
  • Matt Kristoff gets his 3rd graders ready to fly kites they built at Bethlehem Elementary School in Bethlehem, N.H. To make his class more welcoming, Kristoff greets each student every day with a greeting that they’ve created for themselves. —Sarah Rice for Education Week
  • First grader Connor Marcy checks into music class by playing the note associated with his mood at Bethlehem Elementary School. The tones help his teacher take a temperature check on students’ emotions before class begins. —Sarah Rice for Education Week

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

With little research to guide them and a growing sense of urgency, schools are working to create learning environments for students in stress. Read what they're doing. (August 21, 2019)

Superintendent: Immigrant Kids Need a Safe Harbor in School

(August 20, 2019)

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Opinion

An El Paso Teacher's Pledge: I Will Help My Students Through Their Fear

The killer may have known El Paso's demographics, but he did not know the community's heart, writes teacher Christina Mier. (August 15, 2019)

I Knew Toni Morrison. She Was a Gifted Teacher

An unexpected friendship with the author and Nobel laureate gave this professor—and her preservice teachers and their middle school students—insight into Morrison’s talents as a teacher. (August 14, 2019)

How to Combat the Pressure for Student Perfection

In the IB Diploma Programme, graders start at the bottom of the rubric and work their way up. This process emphasizes growth over gaps in students' understanding, says guest blogger Loren Baron. (August 21, 2019)

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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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Prepping the Classroom for Back-to-School

With the annual back-to-school ritual in full swing, teachers at Shields Elementary School in Lewes, Del., ready their classrooms for a new school year.

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Digital Directions

Teens More Likely to Turn to YouTube for Current Events Than a News Organization, Survey Finds

Less than half—41 percent— of teenagers get their news from a print or online newspaper at least three times a week. And only 37 percent turn to TV news at least a few times a week. (August 14, 2019)

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The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education

In the wake of recent shootings linked to white supremacy and an uptick in hate crimes, we need to teach students to actively work against racism, writes Christina Torres. (August 14, 2019)

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Cast Your Vote to Get Our Panels on the SXSWedu Agenda

Vote for our panels on social-emotional learning, the ed-tech market, artificial intelligence, global education opportunities and the K-12 marketplace to appear on the agenda at SXSWedu. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (August 14, 2019)

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