How 3 States Are Digging In on Civics Education

As growing numbers of states jump on the civics-learning bandwagon, a coalition of 90 national groups warns that some strategies are better than others. Here's a look at three states working toward a comprehensive approach to the topic. (June 27, 2019)

Biden's Comments Resurrect His Anti-Busing History

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remarks on his willingness to work with segregationists resurrected his long-ago efforts to oppose school busing. Will it hurt his campaign? (June 25, 2019)

School Shootings Drive Discussion of Gun Laws at Democratic Debate

(June 24, 2019)

Supreme Court Backs Federal Agencies' Power to Interpret Their Own Rules

(June 26, 2019)

2 More Deputies Fired After Shooting at Florida High School

(June 26, 2019)

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District and Parents Team Up to Help Students of Color

The Minneapolis district—with large achievement gaps between white and black students—is enlisting parents from communities of color to help it gather broader and better feedback on how to improve. (June 26, 2019)

Why Standardized Tests Aren't Working for Teachers or Students

(June 27, 2019)

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Opinion

Teach For America's Defenders and Detractors Are Both Wrong

TFA's effect on public education has been complex. But you wouldn't know it from the sharply polarized debate, writes Jeffrey R. Henig. (June 26, 2019)

What Teachers Need to Know to Do Right by Queer Students

Students deserve an LGBTQ-inclusive education, but many educators don’t know where to start, writes Sabia Prescott. (June 24, 2019)

Trauma-Informed Practices: Lessons From New Zealand

Guest blogger Patricia Benitez Hemans shares lessons from New Zealand on how to help students who have experienced trauma. (June 26, 2019)

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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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Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs

In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment—yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels.
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Digital Directions

Cries of 'Hunger Games' Follow Proposed Ed-Tech Funding Caps

Fans of the E-rate worry that rapid progress could be threatened by a Republican-backed effort to place new restrictions on the amount of money the E-rate program can dole out to help schools and libraries improve connectivity. (June 14, 2019)

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Teacher

Complaining About Students Is Toxic. Here Are 4 Ways to Stop

In teachers’ lounges and copy rooms all over the country, teachers complain about their students. But it’s toxic for students, and for teachers’ feelings about their work, writes Lauren Vargas. (June 11, 2019)

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Market Brief

Districts Used 7,000 Tech Tools This Year. Which Ones Were Most Popular?

Digital tools that provide instructional content showed the biggest gains among the categories of ed-tech in this analysis of tools used in more than 100,000 classrooms across the U.S. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 18, 2019)

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