State Lawmakers Tackle Issues on Parent Checklist

School safety, student-data privacy, and the charter sector all drew significant attention in this year’s legislative sessions, most of which have now wrapped up. (July 15, 2019)

The 5 Toughest Tasks for One CTO

Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha, Neb., school district, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year. (July 15, 2019)

Where's the Senate's Education Spending Bill? Will the Holdup Affect Schools?

(July 15, 2019)

Teachers' Union Delegates Commit to Beating Trump

(July 12, 2019)

What to Do When Physics Teachers Don't Know Physics

(July 15, 2019)

North Carolina's Reading-Test Problems Shine a Light on Procurement

(July 15, 2019)

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Opinion

'Achievement Gap' Deficit Lens Needs Flipping

Does a student have a fixed or a growth mindset? That's the wrong question for us to measure, argues researcher Dave Paunesku. (July 9, 2019)

Did One Program Really Cost 276 Years of Learning?

You should be skeptical about how education research is translated, explain RAND researchers John F. Pane and Matthew D. Baird. (July 8, 2019)

Why We Shouldn't Teach Literature With Excerpts

Reading an excerpt of a book is like looking at a corner of a painting, writes teacher Ariel Sacks. Students miss out on the experience of the piece as it was intended. (July 1, 2019)

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Yearly Reports

Meet the 2019 Leaders To Learn From

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

More Cities Take On ‘Period Poverty’ as a Way to Keep Kids in School

Many girls can’t afford menstrual products, leading them to miss class. Some cities like Providence, R.I., are providing free pads and tampons to help keep them in school.
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Digital Directions

How to Help Introverted Students Express Themselves in Class

Technology can help reach students who might be reluctant to raise their hands in class or volunteer to be the line leader. (June 26, 2019)

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Teacher

Teachers' Unions Expected Big Membership Losses. Here's Why Those Haven't Panned Out

The labor groups have lost members since last year’s Janus Supreme Court case, but not as many as anticipated. Is that because the unions have reenergized teachers, or because teachers don’t understand their rights? (June 27, 2019)

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Market Brief

Open Educational Resource Providers End Fight Over Attribution

Curriculum providers Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics say they’ve settled a dispute over attribution rules for their materials. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (June 26, 2019)

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