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)

Curriculum Company Sues Parent for Defamation

(September 11, 2019)

Can Bite-Sized Lessons Make SEL Easier to Teach?

(September 12, 2019)

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

(September 13, 2019)

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  • Joshua Gill, director of personnel and student services for Lower Kuskokwim schools in Alaska, recruits teachers at a job fair in Homestead, Pa. —Jared Wickerham for Education Week
  • Students from the University of Alaska Anchorage’s education program celebrate during graduation in May. The school lost accreditation for all seven of its teacher-preparation programs. —Young Kim for Education Week

Inside Rural Alaska's Teacher Shortage

Recruiters already are offering bonuses, free housing, and airfare to entice teachers to their remote districts—and the competition is about to get worse. (September 11, 2019)

Teaching Never Gets Any Easier. But It Gets Better

(September 13, 2019)

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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)

What the New Reading Wars Get Wrong

Advocates for phonics and whole language need to start by agreeing on what we even mean by "reading," writes Mia Hood. (September 11, 2019)

What Do Teachers Need? Are Leaders Willing to Give It to Them?

We talk a lot about what teachers need, but often our words and our actions do not match up, says Peter DeWitt. Here's how to change that. (September 8, 2019)

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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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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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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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