Your Guide to ESSA's New School Spending Mandate

What's required? Who's reporting school-level data so far? And what's the practical impact for district leaders, principals, teachers, local policymakers, and the public? EdWeek explains. (October 11, 2019)

States Gird for ESSA's District-Spending Reviews

A new mandate under the Every Student Succeeds Act requires a top-to-bottom look at how such districts deploy their money, staff, and the time used to support improvement. (October 10, 2019)

Managing the Money

Yes, Teachers Once Could Be Fired for Being Pregnant. What You Should Know

(October 11, 2019)

DeVos Announces Plan to Encourage More Charter Schools in Opportunity Zones

(October 11, 2019)

Drug Education Curriculum Moves Beyond 'Just Say No' to Teach Harm Reduction

(October 11, 2019)

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Who's Doing the Teaching After School Lets Out?

Faced with a push for academic programming, after-school providers are deploying new strategies to train and recruit effective educators. (October 10, 2019)

10 Tips for Building a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Classroom

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The 'Magic' Teachers Need From Their Principals

Teachers work their magic with students all the time, building community and trust. What would school be like if principals worked that same magic with teachers, wonders Jonathon Medeiros. (October 10, 2019)

Stop Punting Dyslexia to Teachers. It's Everyone's Responsibility

Struggling to read is more than just a classroom problem—and teachers need support, writes Molly Ness. (October 8, 2019)

7 Ways Our Students Are Judged Too Harshly

Our judgments and biases are preventing students, and adults, from succeeding, argues Peter DeWitt. He offers seven examples of when that happens. (October 7, 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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Special Report: Why Ed Tech Is Not Used and What to Do About It

See Education Week’s special report about how schools are tracking the usage of educational technology tools and the steps they are taking to make better use of those technologies. (October 1, 2019)

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How Do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says

The debate on how to teach early reading has raged for a century. But for the last few decades, the cognitive science has been clear: Teaching young kids how to crack the code—teaching systematic phonics—is the most reliable way to make sure that they learn how to read words. (October 2, 2019)

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Negative Posts on Facebook Business Pages Outnumber Positive 2 to 1, Research Says

The lead researcher on the study advises education companies to handle negative posts gingerly, and not automatically hit “delete.” This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 8, 2019)

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