What Literacy Skills Do Students Need for Work?

When it comes to literacy skills, there seems to be a gap between what employers want and what schools provide, but it’s a fuzzy one. (September 26, 2018)

Literacy for the Workplace

Jeff Bezos' Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions

The world's richest man says he wants to help tackle one of the biggest issues in education: improving early-childhood learning. (September 25, 2018)

Teachers Aren't Just Running for Office—They're Winning

(September 25, 2018)

Guns and Disadvantaged Students Take Center Stage at ESSA Hearing

(September 25, 2018)

Are Too Many Students Working Below Grade Level?

(September 25, 2018)

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Simulator Trains Educators, Police for School Shootings

The computer simulation—which looks similar to a video game—allows teachers, administrators, and police to train for crisis events in schools, including shootings. The Department of Homeland Security will offer the program free to schools starting Nov. 1. (September 26, 2018)

What Educators Get Wrong About Bloom's Taxonomy

(September 26, 2018)

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Opinion

In the Rush to Improve Early Ed., Don't Forget About Teachers

Investing in early-childhood educators will pay off for parents and kids, writes veteran early educator Michele Miller-Cox. (September 24, 2018)

Think Today's Students Don't Know History? Try 100 Years Ago

Hand-wringing over young people’s historical illiteracy may be popular, but it isn’t new, writes Sam Wineberg (September 21, 2018)

The Impact of Implicit Bias and How We Must Work Together to Overcome It

After taking an implicit bias test, Starr Sackstein realized she held unconscious assumptions about race and gender. She reflects on how to promote equity and understanding as a leader. (September 25, 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

Differentiating Instruction: It’s Not as Hard as You Think

Differentiation is not about long nights of planning and grading, but about being flexible and making decisions in the moment based on what your students need, Larry Ferlazzo explains.
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Digital Directions

'Homework Gap' Hits Minority, Impoverished Students Hardest, Survey Finds

The lack of access to technology and internet connectivity at home is especially severe among poor, rural, and minority students, a new survey from ACT reveals. (September 19, 2018)

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Teacher

The Particular Agony of Teacher Observations

Teacher observations can be stressful and feel deeply personal, writes Justin Minkel. He suggests how teachers can best prepare for an observer’s visit—and how they can manage feelings of self-doubt. (September 18, 2018)

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Market Brief

How the 2018 State Elections Could Shape the K-12 Market

Thirty-six governors’ races and thousands of state legislative seats are on the ballot this fall. The results will carry consequences for the K-12 market. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 14, 2018)

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