How Can Teachers Bounce Back From Failure?

When a lesson falls flat, it can be tough to recover and move on. Teachers say they’d like training in how to do so. (May 17, 2019)

Blind Spots in Teacher PD

Q&A: How to Bolster Cybersecurity in Your Schools

Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves." (May 17, 2019)

65 Years After Brown, Where Are Black Teachers?

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Transgender Students, Athletics, Bullying: What 'Equality Act' Would Mean for Schools

(May 17, 2019)

Study: Teacher Experience and Prep Led to Stronger Black and Hispanic Achievement

(May 17, 2019)

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  • lo Rice, who was a substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on the day a student gunman killed 10 people, was shot multiple times in both legs. Since the shooting, Rice and her husband have advocated for substitute teachers to be included in all school safety trainings and drills. —Marie De Jesus for Education Week
  • Mourners gathered at a memorial for Santa Fe High School freshman Aaron Kyle McLeod, who was killed during a shooting at the school in Santa Fe, Texas, on May 18, 2018. —Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP
  • Community members lined the highway in front of Santa Fe High School, welcoming students back to class for the first time after a mass shooting killed 10 people on May 18, 2018. —John L. Mone/AP

Substitute Shot at School Says Subs Need Safety Training

Flo Rice, a substitute teacher who was grievously wounded in last year’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, said the incident exposed a massive blind spot in school safety: little to no emergency preparation for subs like her. (May 16, 2019)

What Do Teachers Really Want From PD? Respect

(May 15, 2019)

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Opinion

How Two Opposing Education Philosophies Hurt Students

Some schools embrace a "tough" approach, while others go for "fluff." Neither is right, argues veteran principal Howard Fields. (May 16, 2019)

Why We Weren't Surprised to See Teachers Holding a Noose

No, many educators don't just "know better" when it comes to acts of racial violence, write Shaun R. Harper and James Bridgeforth. (May 15, 2019)

How Changes in U.S. Reading Instruction Compare Internationally

The OECD recently issued its new book-length report, "Measuring Innovation in Education 2019." Amidst the jargon and complicated charts, there are four interesting takeaways. (May 13, 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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A Battle Over Reading for Children With Dyslexia

An effort to help students with dyslexia has now changed reading instruction for every child in Arkansas. Parents led the way, forcing changes in laws around reading education.
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Digital Directions

'Mission Accomplished' on K-12 Internet Connectivity: Q&A With Evan Marwell

Evan Marwell, the founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, spells out why school internet connectivity is "mission accomplished," what still needs to be done in education technology, and how to push big changes in K-12. (May 15, 2019)

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Even More Teachers Can Now Have Their TEACH Grant Debt Forgiven

So far, about 2,300 teachers have had their TEACH grant debt forgiven by the U.S. Department of Education, according to reporting by NPR. (May 3, 2019)

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Districts Still Have Money to Spend at End of the 2018-19 School Year

Right now many districts are facing “use it or lose it” decisions about funds that need to be spent before the school year ends. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 10, 2019)

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