Is STEM Oversold as a Path to Better Jobs?

Not all STEM and STEM-related jobs are growing, and not all of them are highly paid either. (May 23, 2018)

STEM Education

Arizona's Draft Science Standards Minimize Evolution

The draft portrays evolution as less than settled fact and introduces other errors. Many believe Diane Douglas, the state superintendent, directed the changes. (May 23, 2018)

Judge in Gavin Grimm Case Backs Transgender Student Rights

(May 22, 2018)

Students, Educators Lost in Texas School Shooting: Their Stories

(May 21, 2018)

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at Hearing

(May 22, 2018)

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  • Alexis Willis, center, and other high school students from Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood hold an anti-violence sign during a march in their neighborhood in March. Willis' 16-year-old cousin was shot and killed in Chicago three weeks after the demonstration. —Martha Irvine/AP
  • Alexis Willis fights back tears after talking about her cousin, Jaheim Wilson, at her Chicago home last month. Wilson was shot and killed less than three weeks earlier as he walked with a friend in Chicago.
  • Alexis Willis holds the funeral program for her cousin Jaheim Wilson at her Chicago home. —Martha Irvine/AP

Student 'Peace Warriors' Promote Nonviolence

Students at Chicago's North Lawndale High School have created a national youth movement aimed at stopping gun violence. (May 23, 2018)

Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past

(May 23, 2018)

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Opinion

Teachers Are Organizing. But What About Teachers' Unions?

As teacher take the lead in protests over pay, unions face an uncertain future, writes Berkeley sociologist Bruce Fuller. (May 22, 2018)

I'm a Veteran Teacher. Here's Why I'm Speaking Out

Many teachers have long tended to avoid activism, but that is changing, says veteran educator Paula Reed. (May 21, 2018)

There's No Shortage of Education Buzzwords

What jargon about teaching and learning do we overuse the most? Educators weigh in. (May 22, 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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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that.
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Digital Directions

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, and what it means for K-12 educators and students. (May 16, 2018)

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Teacher

The Anger Teachers Don’t Feel Comfortable Expressing

There is a strong taboo against teachers admitting to anger, let alone expressing it, writes Justin Minkel. Here are four ways they can handle that. (May 16, 2018)

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Market Brief

States' Ed-Tech Directors Working to Make Student Data More Useful for Instruction

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association lays the groundwork for states to plan how districts’ data—once aggregated—can be used for instruction. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 15, 2018)

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