How Would a Merged Ed. and Labor Dept Work?

Here's a breakdown of what could happen to key Education Department offices if the Trump administration's plan to combine the two agencies ever gets off the ground. (July 16, 2018)

Hear From the Families of Educators Who Died on the Job

At the Memorial to Fallen Educators in Emporia, Kan., a June 21 ceremony honored 10 teachers, administrators, and school staff members who died in school during the 2017-18 school year. (July 16, 2018)

The Billionaires Pushing Charter School Expansion in States

(July 16, 2018)

Trump Team May Change Rules on Jobs for Students With Disabilities

(July 16, 2018)

Teachers Want More of a Say in Their Unions' Political Endorsements

(July 16, 2018)

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Sex Ed. Is Changing in the #MeToo Era

Some schools are adopting comprehensive sexuality education, which includes discussions on healthy relationships, consent, and preventing violence. See what that looks like in this video segment. (July 11, 2018)

Conservative Groups to Teachers: Drop Your Union

(July 13, 2018)

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Opinion

The Assault on Unions Won't Win. It Only Makes Us Angrier

The Janus ruling and subsequent attempts to "defang" unions offer opportunities as well as threats, argues AFT President Randi Weingarten. (July 12, 2018)

Stop Writing That Obituary for Teachers' Unions. We're Not Going Anywhere

In the face of well-funded opposition to organized labor, teachers will not be silenced, writes NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. (July 10, 2018)

How to Create a World-Class Career and Technical Ed. System

In an open letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Marc Tucker outlines what it would take for the United States to build a career and technical education system on par with those of top-performing countries. (July 12, 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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FEATURED VIDEO

A Merger of the Education and Labor Departments? 4 Questions Answered

A new federal proposal to merge the Education and Labor Departments is on the table. We answer four basic questions to help you get up to speed.
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Digital Directions

Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg's Education Initiative

Despite a surprising leadership change, CZI still plans to give hundreds of millions of dollars per year to support “whole-child personalized learning.” (July 11, 2018)

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Teacher

Lessons From New York City Teachers' Paid Parental Leave Win

Teachers' unions must recommit to solving community-based concerns and taking on actions that influence structural power, writes John Troutman McCrann. (July 11, 2018)

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Market Brief

K-12 Artificial Intelligence Market Set to Explode in U.S. and Worldwide by 2024

Teachers and students will have more ed-tech tools that use artificial intelligence in coming years, and the AI market is expected to skyrocket. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (July 10, 2018)

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