Education Has an Innovation Problem

Are education leaders spending too much time chasing the latest tech trends rather than trying to maintain what they have? Benjamin Herold explores the innovation trap. This essay is part of our new special report on 10 pressing trends in education. (January 23, 2019)

10 Big Ideas in Education

What Educators Really Think About Innovation (Infographic)

A new Education Week Research Center survey delves into what’s behind the common buzzword for teachers, principals, and district leaders. (January 23, 2019)

Denver Teachers Vote to Authorize First Strike in 25 Years

(January 23, 2019)

DeVos: 'Unions Are the Only Thing Standing in the Way' of School Choice

(January 23, 2019)

We're Teaching Consent All Wrong

(January 22, 2019)

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Opinion

Ed. Researchers, Here's How to Actually Improve Policy

Public scholarship isn't just about sounding off on social media. Here are four lessons to make your research count, from Katharine O. Strunk. (January 22, 2019)

To Become a Public Scholar, I Had to Face a Reality

Want to work on research that will actually help students? Sometimes the greatest obstacle to public engagement is oneself, writes Nora Gordon. (January 18, 2019)

L.A. Teachers Strike a Deal, But Miss an Opportunity

Every California teacher could see an immediate pay boost of $10,250 per year, if not for the state's massive pension debt. Yet the L.A. teacher strike deal kicks the can on that crucial issue, argues Rick Hess. (January 23, 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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FEATURED VIDEO

Creating Pathways for Gifted Students in Rural Alaska

A summer honors institute recruits high-achieving Alaska Native students from the remote corners of the state to help prepare them for rigorous coursework and set them on the path to college success.
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Digital Directions

Can Text Messages Home Help Build Vocabulary? Q&A With Researchers

A new effort shows promising signs that carefully crafted text messages to family members can help young children learn new vocabulary words they are seeing in the classroom. (January 17, 2019)

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Teacher

‘Why Are You a Teacher?’ Your Answer Should Change Over Time

It’s not uncommon for teachers to be asked about their philosophy of education, writes Domonique Dickson. Here’s why it’s important that they keep reflecting on the purpose of their work. (January 16, 2019)

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Market Brief

Educators as Ed-Tech Company Brand Ambassadors Raises Ethical, Policy Questions, Report Finds

A new report scrutinizes the growing practice among ed-tech companies of using teachers as brand ambassadors to spread the word about products. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (January 17, 2019)

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