Why Teacher Pay Raises Can Prove So Tough to Win

Finding the revenue and navigating state politics can be daunting even when there’s agreement that teachers are underpaid and due a raise. (April 26, 2018)

Data: Discipline Disparities Grow for Black Students

The latest civil rights data report finds students of color and those with disabilities are disciplined out of proportion to their numbers in school, and fall short on educational opportunities. (April 24, 2018)

Job-Market Data Inform Student Career Plans at This School

(April 24, 2018)

Why Principals Are Embracing Personalized Learning

(April 24, 2018)

U.S. 4th Graders Perform Surprisingly Well on New Exam of Online Reading

(April 25, 2018)

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  • Local special education teacher Charmaine Woods wipes away tears as she talks about not being at her teaching job in the Roosevelt School District, but instead working at one of her part-time jobs, as she checks kids in at a special day camp at a Salvation Army center due to the Arizona teacher strike on April 26 in Phoenix.  --Ross D. Franklin/AP
  • The cafeteria of Kyrene De Las Lomas Elementary School is empty but remains open for students on April 26 in Phoenix.  --Matt York/AP

Arizona and Colorado Educators Walking Out

Arizona teachers are going on strike for more school funding and better pay, while Colorado educators are rallying at the capitol on Thursday and Friday. (April 25, 2018)

I'm an Arizona Teacher. This Is Why I'm Walking Out Today

(April 26, 2018)

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The Brain Science Is In: Students' Emotional Needs Matter

Teachers already know student learning does not occur in a vacuum. New research is backing them up, writes Jim Shelton. (April 25, 2018)

When It Comes to Public Education, the Nation Is Still at Risk

Betsy DeVos and other political leaders have lost sight of the audacious Reagan-era goal to revitalize education, writes Thomas Toch. (April 23, 2018)

What's the Best Professional Development for New Teachers?

What organizations and conferences offer meaningful professional development for new teachers? Lisa Dabbs has some suggestions. (April 23, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card

Quality Counts 2018

Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall. This is the first of three data-driven Quality Counts packages.
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Can a New Leader Bring Stability to Chicago Schools?

Chicago Public Schools' new CEO, Janice Jackson, wants to build on the district's positive academic gains and bring "trust" back to the system.
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Digital Directions

Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results

An experiment with embedding “growth-mindset” messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns. (April 17, 2018)

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Teaching Now

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same. (April 16, 2018)

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Market Brief

George W. Bush Defends Legacy of No Child Left Behind at Ed. Business Conference

The former president told the crowd of education business leaders that the controversial federal law he championed was “one of the great pieces of civil rights legislation.” This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (April 17, 2018)

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