What's Harder Than Learning? Unlearning

The biggest impediment to professional change might just be what you already know. (May 23, 2019)

Study: Teachers of Color Get Lower Ratings Than White Peers

The study also found that male teachers receive low ratings more often than female teachers. (May 23, 2019)

How Should Districts Plan for Future Students? New Federal Data Offer Insights

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Counselors Blast SAT's 'Disadvantage' Score

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Tech Problems Open Doors for Entrepreneurs to Solve

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  • Marie Hatwan, the principal of Marshall Academy of the Arts, discusses her group’s ideas to address implicit bias during the training. —Meg Oliphant for Education Week
  • Teachers and administrators of Long Beach Unified school district do a group stretch during a professional development day about implicit bias on April 13. Californians for Justice, a youth advocacy organization for equity in California schools, led the voluntary training at the Teacher Resource Center in Long Beach, Calif. —Meg Oliphant for Education Week
  • Jessica Smith, a 2nd grade teacher at Birney Elementary School in Long Beach, Calif., participates in group discussions during a professional-development session. —Meg Oliphant for Education Week
  • Participants brainstorm ways to address implicit bias during one session in the day-long professional development. —Meg Oliphant for Education Week

Teachers Learn to Face Their Unconscious Biases

Implicit-bias training goes further than asking teachers to understand their students’ backgrounds. It asks teachers to look at themselves. (May 22, 2019)

Blind Spots in Teacher PD

Here's Why Betsy DeVos' Staff Didn't Publicize Her School Visit in Advance

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Opinion

Coalition-Building in the Era of Educator Activism

"Teaching is a political act," argues teacher-turned-politician John Waldron. And it's going to take more organizing to rescue public education. (May 22, 2019)

Teens Need to Discern Fact From Fiction. Adults Need to Help

Media literacy is becoming more challenging by the day. That's why teacher and parents need to team up, argues Mike Stone. (May 20, 2019)

Gay Kids Play Sports, Too. It's a Story That Needs to Be Shared

The world of sports at all levels needs to be a safe and welcoming environment for everyone, says Phil Bildner. (May 22, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

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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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FEATURED VIDEO

What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?

When it comes to paddling or censorship, the courts have ruled that U.S. students don’t always share the same constitutional rights as adults outside of school. Learn more about the Constitution’s limited reach into schoolhouse doors.
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Digital Directions

6 Tips to Boost Usage of Your Ed-Tech Product

School districts today are using a variety of ed-tech tools to track whether the digital resources they’ve purchased are being used. EdWeek Market Brief’s Michele Molnar offers tips for companies to make sure their usage is robust in classrooms. (May 15, 2019)

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Teacher

65 Years After Brown v. Board, Where Are All the Black Educators?

The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs. (May 14, 2019)

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Market Brief

A New 'STEM Opportunity Index' Maps Openings in the Market

This new online tool about STEM education can help companies pinpoint where there might be opportunities to offer their products and services across the U.S. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 16, 2019)

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