Teenage Voting Hit 'Historic' High in 2018 Midterms

Eighteen- and 19-year-olds turned out in historically high numbers for last year's midterm elections. Now advocates want to learn how schools can sustain that momentum. (August 14, 2019)

A Bold Idea for a New School and $10M. So Why Did It Fail?

Powderhouse Studios was supposed to open this fall after winning a $10 million startup grant from XQ Institute. But after nearly seven years of planning, school committee members unanimously rejected the high school. (August 16, 2019)

Academy Aims to Equip New Principals With Real-World Skills

(August 15, 2019)

Sealed Records on Dayton, Ohio, Gunman Pit Safety Against Privacy

(August 16, 2019)

K12 Inc., Georgia Charter School Locked in Bitter Fight

(August 14, 2019)

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  • A group of history teachers gathers around archive materials concerning the massacre of the Conestoga as part of a weeklong professional- development program on teaching colonial history held by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. —Michelle Gustafson for Education Week
  • Teachers look over and discuss the archived historical maps, political cartoons, and propaganda pamphlets related to the Paxton Boys Massacre. —Michelle Gustafson for Education Week
  • Julie Levine, an assistant reading specialist at Shaw Avenue Elementary in Valley Stream, N.Y., and Ted Zimmerman, an 8th grade U.S. history at the Math, Civics, and Sciences Charter School in Philadelphia, look over archived political cartoons. —Michelle Gustafson for Education Week

Missing Voices: How Do We Teach With Primary Sources?

Teachers have been encouraged to bring more primary sources into the classroom, but those documents are often missing the voices of Native Americans and other historically marginalized groups. (August 19, 2019)

A Losing Fight to Keep Schools Desegregated

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Opinion

An El Paso Teacher's Pledge: I Will Help My Students Through Their Fear

The killer may have known El Paso's demographics, but he did not know the community's heart, writes teacher Christina Mier. (August 15, 2019)

I Knew Toni Morrison. She Was a Gifted Teacher

An unexpected friendship with the author and Nobel laureate gave this professor—and her preservice teachers and their middle school students—insight into Morrison’s talents as a teacher. (August 14, 2019)

How to Make School Choice More Equitable

Reserving seats for vulnerable, at-risk students would mean fewer chances for other students to enroll in sought-after schools. Guest blogger Jessica Sutter explains why that trade-off is worthwhile. (August 14, 2019)

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Digital Directions

National Science Foundation Touts 'Everyday' STEM Learning Opportunities

The NSF's "Last Days of Summer STEM Bucket List" includes a wide range of on- and offline learning tools aiming to help children build their identities as budding scientists. (August 6, 2019)

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How Growth Mindset Makes for Better Student Writing

When students begin to value their own improvement, and see their weaknesses as opportunities, the grades will come, writes teacher Stephanie Curtis. (August 6, 2019)

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Pearson has announced it will produce all of its college textbooks digitally, first. What does the move signal for curriculum-producers in the K-12 arena? This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 30, 2019)

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