How Schools Can Make Advisories Meaningful

Advisory periods—that common block of time in middle and high school schedules intended to strengthen relationships in schools—often feel burdensome to teachers and useless to students. But some schools are finding ways to make advisories matter. (March 19, 2019)

Taking the Guesswork Out of Teacher Hiring

School districts and researchers are working together to try to predict teacher effectiveness by looking at resumes and job applications. (March 18, 2019)

Are Principals Perfect? If You Ask Most of Them, the Answer Is Yes

(March 19, 2019)

Study: Most Teachers Won't Have Enough in Their Pension Plans

(March 17, 2019)

School Districts Are Banning Teachers From Using DonorsChoose

(March 14, 2019)

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Opinion

What Really Causes Special Education Teachers to Burn Out?

Special education students need more support, but so do their teachers, writes high school teacher Josh Brown. (March 18, 2019)

I Moonlight as a Private College Counselor. The Inequity Is Baked In

Most rich parents don't commit fraud to get their kids into college, but there are plenty of legal ways to buy an unfair advantage, writes Mary Finn. (March 15, 2019)

12 Books You Need on Your Leadership Bookshelf

Every so often I love when I get into a space of learning where I can sit down, read a book, and take multiple notes, writes Peter DeWitt. (March 11, 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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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading

Education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports spoke with Education Week about her radio documentary on early reading and what teachers should know about reading science.
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Digital Directions

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Asked for Big New Education Ideas. Here's What They Got

As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by nonprofits, universities, corporations, developers and educators. (March 14, 2019)

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Teacher

Millennials Are the Most Diverse Generation, But the Teaching Force Hasn't Caught Up, Analysis Finds

While there are more teachers of color than there were a few decades ago, the teacher workforce is growing whiter than the college-educated population as a whole, according to a new analysis from Brookings. (March 14, 2019)

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Market Brief

New Buying Guide Aims to Show Educators How to Improve Ed-Tech Purchasing

ISTE and Project Unicorn today released a guide to give teachers and administrators direction and examples of how districts can make better decisions around selecting ed tech. (March 14, 2019)

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