5 Ways Principals Can Form a Strong School Climate

Recommendations for leaders on making schools feel safe, welcoming, and uplifting whether learning is in person or remote. (October 19, 2020)

Lucy Calkins Says Balanced Literacy Needs 'Rebalancing'

A new document emphasizes that sounding out words is the best strategy for kids to use to figure out what those words say. (October 19, 2020)

Yes, Teachers Are Still Being Evaluated. Many Say It's Unfair

(October 16, 2020)

Survey: In-Person Learning Expands, Absences Up, Teachers Work Longer

(October 16, 2020)

Biden on Transgender Children's Rights: 'There Should Be Zero Discrimination'

(October 16, 2020)


A Roadmap for Reparations in Education

Breaking the cycle of institutional racism includes a quality education for Black students, writes Khalilah M. Harris. Here’s how that could look. (October 16, 2020)

What the Election Says About Character Education

Joe Biden says character is on the ballot, but we need more of it in our schools, argues Character.org president Arthur Schwartz. (October 13, 2020)

There's a Better Way: Trust-Based Observations

Teacher observations have long been seen as a waste of time because they provide little effective feedback. Trust-based observations take the challenges of observations into consideration and improve them, writes Craig Randall. (October 18, 2020)

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Yearly Reports

Nation Gets a 'C' on School Finance, Even as Economic Downturn Takes Hold

Quality Counts 2020

This second of three Quality Counts 2020 installments provides national rankings and state-by-state grades on school finances at a time when school leaders prepare to navigate the fiscal crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Black Student Voices: What Educators Should Know

In the final video of this series, students discuss the importance of Black educators, the effects of racism and anti-Blackness, and the need for teachers to understand where students are coming from.

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Digital Directions

Many Students Still Lack Home Internet. Here's How Big the Problem Is

Only 11 percent of school district leaders and principals said all their students have the home internet access they need to fully participate in virtual instruction. (October 14, 2020)

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Six Ways to Prepare Students for Voting

Many educators discuss the importance of voting with our students, but that's not always enough, writes teacher Julie Rine Holderbaum. (October 12, 2020)

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Market Brief

Social-Emotional Learning: What Products and Programs Do Districts Want?

A new EdWeek Market Brief special report looks at what features in social-emotional learning products districts want, how much they're paying for SEL, who influences buying decisions, and much more. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 16, 2020)

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