Lockdown Drills Prompt Fear, Self-Reflection

Lockdown drills are ubiquitous in schools these days, but teachers say they’re especially unnerving in the wake of a horrific school shooting such as the one in Parkland, Fla. (February 20, 2018)

Students Want to Know: Will Shooting Change Gun Laws?

Grief and anger are driving students in Parkland, Fla., to ask tough questions of the adults responsible for protecting them. (February 16, 2018)

Principal Shares Emotional Message After School Shooting

(February 18, 2018)

Computer Science for All: Can Schools Pull It Off?

(February 20, 2018)

He Wants Chicago Kids to Build the Next Silicon Valley. He's 13.

(February 20, 2018)

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  • Congregation members embrace during a service at the First United Methodist Church of Coral Springs in Coral Springs, Fla., on Feb. 18. The service was dedicated to the victims of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. —Gerald Herbert/AP
  • An early morning fog rises where 17 memorial crosses were placed, for the 17 deceased students and faculty from the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. —Gerald Herbert/AP

In Parkland, Tough Questions Surround Return to School

Teachers, parents, and students face a long and difficult recovery as they contemplate returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and educators were killed in last week's mass shooting. (February 19, 2018)

Congress Has Failed Our Students on Gun Violence. What's Next?

(February 19, 2018)

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Opinion

Why Security Measures Won't Stop School Shootings

Research into school shootings finds that status and identity issues can contribute to students turning against their school community, write three professors. (February 16, 2018)

ESSA's Success (or Failure) Is Up to All of Us

When it comes to state ESSA plans, it’s up to the public to hold leaders accountable, write two former ed. policymakers. (February 14, 2018)

Teacher on Parkland: 'I Don't Know How to Protect You Anymore'

"How can I tell my students that while I'd move mountains for them, I know my body is just as feeble against bullets as theirs?" asks Christina Torres. (February 14, 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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State News and Resources

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FEATURED VIDEO

Home Schooling in the United States

Home schooling has gained wider attention and more mainstream acceptance as the numbers of students learning at home doubled in the past decade—a trend driven in some measure by the expansion of online schooling options.
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Digital Directions

As Cellphones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan." (February 8, 2018)

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Teacher

Being an ELL Is Hard. Here Are 5 Ways Teachers Can Make It Easier

When English-learners have the opportunity to work in groups and speak their native languages, they feel more comfortable in class, writes Justin Minkel. (February 7, 2018)

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Market Brief

Why Startups Fail: Lessons for Education Companies

CB Insights did a postmortem on why startup companies fail—a chronicle of missteps that may offer lessons for K-12 companies. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (February 9, 2018)

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