Democratic Candidates Debate Charters, Equity

Democratic presidential candidates debating in Houston Thursday had the most extensive talk of K-12 education so far, answering questions about charter schools, equity, and school funding. (September 12, 2019)

How ESSA Could Complicate Rural Turnarounds

Smaller school districts could face unique challenges in complying with the federal education law’s mandate for evidence-based strategies when it comes to improving their lowest-performing schools. (September 13, 2019)

Parent Who Criticized His Son's Math Program Is Sued by Curriculum Company

(September 11, 2019)

Highly Rated Curricula Are Out There. Are Schools Using Them?

(September 13, 2019)

Can Bite-Sized Lessons Make Social-Emotional Learning Easier to Teach?

(September 12, 2019)

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Opinion

Teaching Never Gets Any Easier. But It Gets Better

Teacher Justin Minkel used to dream of the magical day when teaching would feel so much easier. He's realized that that day won't arrive, but something powerful takes its place: The insight, skill and big heart to be a better teacher. (September 13, 2019)

What Makes Teachers Thrive?

Susan Moore Johnson: What a failed $575 million investment in effective teaching got wrong—and what truly successful schools get right. (September 12, 2019)

4 Poll Results That'll Shape the 2020 Election Education Debates

Every August, we get the two major annual polls on K-12 education. This year, the surveys were rife with provocative findings, says Rick Hess. (September 16, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Meet the 2019 Leaders To Learn From

Leaders To Learn From 2019

Each year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders in its Leaders To Learn From report and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact on the success of educators and students. We are excited to reveal our 2019 honorees.
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FEATURED VIDEO

Academic Redshirting, and Why It's Not So Simple

When it comes time for elementary school, some parents decide to hold their child back a year from kindergarten. Here’s some advantages—and cautions.

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Digital Directions

Malware Attack Prompts School District Closure: K-12 Cyber Disruptions Rising

The Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona is just the latest to fall victim to a cybersecurity attack so disruptive it forced schools to close. (September 9, 2019)

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Teacher

How My Students Led a Voter Registration Drive, and Why Yours Should, Too

When students organized a drive to register their fellow students on campus, they found their voice and their power, writes teacher Jacqulyn Whang. (September 4, 2019)

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Market Brief

Where Do Teachers Have The Most Influence in Buying K-12 Products?

Do teachers influence purchasing? It depends. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 6, 2019)

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