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)

In Parkland, Tough Questions Surround Return to School

(February 19, 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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In Chicago, Schools Chief Rises Above the Political Fray

Janice K. Jackson's journey through the Chicago public school system has prepared her for one of the toughest jobs in K-12 education. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From. (February 21, 2018)

We're Getting ADHD Wrong (Especially in Boys)

(February 21, 2018)

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

Enough is enough. The U.S. Department of Education must take action on school safety, writes Deborah S. Delisle. (February 19, 2018)

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)

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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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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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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