A Year Later, Storm Haunts Puerto Rico Educators

Teachers and administrators are still grappling with lingering storm damage, the impact of school closures, and how best to address the trauma left by last September's devastation. (September 19, 2018)

Opioid Epidemic Could Have Implications for Special Education

Thousands of babies are born each year to mothers who abused opioids while pregnant, and a new study offers a snapshot of the educational impact of that early trauma. (September 18, 2018)

PISA Plans to Add Creative-Thinking Test in 2021, and ACT Will Design It

(September 19, 2018)

Dual-Language Learning: 6 Key Insights for Schools

(September 17, 2018)

'Homework Gap' Hits Impoverished, Minority Students Hardest, Survey Finds

(September 19, 2018)

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  • A generator supplies light to Swansboro Middle School as residents of the North Carolina town take refuge in the school from Hurricane Florence over the weekend. —Tom Copeland/AP
  • Members of the U.S. Geological Survey set up gauges to measure flood water from Little River on Sept. 18, 2018, in Spring Lake, N.C. —Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP

Superintendents Tackle Re-Opening Schools Post Storm

Fixing shattered windows, flooded classrooms, and caved-in roofs while not losing sight of Hurricane Florence’s steep human toll is a major challenge for superintendents and other school leaders in North and South Carolina. (September 19, 2018)

Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Over Printed Books

(September 14, 2018)


How to Build a Better Teacher Contract

A team of district administrators and teachers lay out seven steps for a mutually beneficial contract negotiation. (September 18, 2018)

Why I Drop-Kicked a Book Out of Class

A popular Netflix documentary series highlights an alarming academic trend among student athletes. An educator from the show speaks out. (September 17, 2018)

High School Global Travel Programs: Increasing Access and Impact

High school study abroad can be beneficial for all students. This director of a global citizens program shares why and how to make it happen. (September 18, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card

Quality Counts 2018

Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall. This is the first of three data-driven Quality Counts packages.
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Differentiating Instruction: It’s Not as Hard as You Think

Differentiation is not about long nights of planning and grading, but about being flexible and making decisions in the moment based on what your students need, Larry Ferlazzo explains.
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Digital Directions

FBI Raises Alarm on Ed Tech and Student Data Privacy, Security

The widespread collection of sensitive information via ed tech, combined with often-weak cybersecurity protections in schools, is leaving students at risk, the FBI warned. (September 13, 2018)

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What a Teacher Wishes for His Own Children This School Year

As teacher David Rockower returns to the classroom this fall, so will his son and daughter. In a letter to his children's teachers, he shares his hopes for the year ahead. (September 12, 2018)

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Market Brief

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Philanthropic Fund for Pre-K, Homeless Families

Billionaire Jeff Bezos today tweeted that he will be launching “Montessori-style preschools” and supporting organizations that help homeless families with a $2 billion philanthropic fund. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (September 13, 2018)

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