Are GreatSchools Ratings Making Segregation Worse?

The wildly popular GreatSchools.org has added new factors and nuances to how it rates schools. Researchers argue that the site exacerbates already existing patterns of segregation. (December 11, 2019)

ESSA Voices: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Four Years Later

The federal main education law is now four years old; here's what educators and officials from across the K-12 spectrum think about where it stands. (December 10, 2019)

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  • U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan listens as President Barack Obama speaks to students at Wright Middle School in Madison, Wis., in 2009. —Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
  • President Barack Obama speaks before signing the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” the main federal education law, setting U.S. public schools on a new course of accountability. The 2015 law changes the way teachers are evaluated and how the poorest performing schools are pushed to improve. —Susan Walsh/AP
  • Police keep an eye on students as they are evacuated classroom by classroom from Northwood High School after someone called in a threat in Irvine, Calif., in 2017. —Jeff Gritchen/The Orange County Register/AP
  • Kelci Gouge teaches a 3rd grade class at a summer reading academy at Buchanan Elementary School in Oklahoma City in 2014. —Sue Ogrocki/AP

Teaching in 2020 vs. 2010: A Look Back at the Decade

As the 2010s draw to a close, teachers are left reeling from massive shifts in policy and practice that have affected their everyday work. (December 11, 2019)

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Only 3 States Expect Teachers to Learn About Institutional Bias

Students of color don't need to get "grittier," writes New America's Jenny Muñiz. They need us to fix institutional racism. (December 10, 2019)

I Study How Teachers Collaborate Online. How They Can Do It Better

Researcher Robin Anderson shares what happened when one online community of teachers tried to unlearn their deficit mindsets together. (December 9, 2019)

Still Searching for Work-Life Balance?

The World Health Organization says burnout is now considered a medical condition due to the impact it can have on our overall health. Here are some ways we become burned out and a few ways we can find that work-life balance to help minimize stress. (December 8, 2019)

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