A Bold Vision for Education in Appalachia

Jeff Hawkins’ vision for education and economic development in southeastern Kentucky are deeply entwined. As executive director of the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative, his support of innovations in teaching and learning in 22 school districts is pushing the region to see itself as place where young people and new ideas can thrive. He is recognized as a 2019 Leader To Learn From. (February 22, 2019)

Landmark Case on Student Free Speech Resonates 50 Years Later

The Supreme Court’s 1969 ‘Tinker’ ruling in the case of students wearing black armbands remains a touchstone in the robust debate over the rights of free expression in public schools. (February 22, 2019)

Leading Scholars Criticize Study on 3rd Grade Retention of English-Learners

(February 22, 2019)

Stark Choice for States: Bank Surpluses, or Spend Them on K-12

(February 21, 2019)

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These Governors Are Calling for Teacher Pay Raises

Amid threatened teacher strikes and budget surpluses, more than 15 governors so far this year have recommended that their state boost teachers’ pay, according to an Education Week analysis of State of the State addresses. (February 19, 2019)

School Police and Civil Rights: A Primer for Administrators

(February 21, 2019)

What Happens to Vulnerable Students When Teachers Strike?

(February 22, 2019)

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The Problem With Literacy Programs

Most commercial literacy programs won't actually teach students how to read and write well, argues Mike Schmoker. Educators need to demand higher quality curricula. (February 21, 2019)

No, Engineering Isn't Just About Job Creation

Why do we keep selling early STEM education short? The Museum of Science Boston's Christine M. Cunningham explores. (February 20, 2019)

Two Things Teachers Tire of Hearing

Instead of repeating these trite statements to teachers, we should take three steps to keep the best and brightest in our classrooms, according to guest blogger Sara Ziemnik. (February 20, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Data: Are We Preparing Students for a Lifetime of Success?

Quality Counts 2019

Here's how states and the nation score on a wide swath of family, school, and bread-and-butter indicators that affect conditions for success—and a scorecard for who's on top and who lags behind.
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A Year After Parkland, More States Counting on Student Tips to Prevent Violence

A year after the Parkland shooting, more states are setting up anonymous tip lines to help prevent school violence. We take a look at Pennsylvania, the latest state to join in.
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Digital Directions

Hundreds of 2018 E-Rate Applications Still in Limbo

More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program’s cumbersome bureaucracy. (February 20, 2019)

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How Onsite Child Care Helps Teachers Juggle Parenthood and Work (Video)

As districts across the country have struggled to attract and retain qualified teachers, some school systems are offering new benefits for their employees. (February 19, 2019)

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Market Brief

Pearson Sells Its K-12 Instructional Materials Business to Investment Firm

Pearson is selling its line of business focused on U.S. textbooks and instructional materials to Nexus Capital Management for $250 million. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 19, 2019)

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