Michele Molnar is a veteran journalist who has written about education at the local and national levels, as well as about business and community associations. The parent of a college graduate and a college student, she has seen first-hand the role of parent involvement in public education.
(Active March 2012-present)

Nora Fleming has been an education reporter for a newspaper in California and held editorial jobs at a number of other publications. In this blog, she looks at the world of learning outside the traditional school day.
(Active April 2010-present)

Caralee Johnson Adams explores the issues affecting access to higher education. Ms. Adams has worked as a journalist for nearly 25 years, covering education, health, parenting, and other issues.
(Active April 2010-present)

A wide-ranging forum for discussing school curriculum across the subject areas with Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen.
(Active June 2008-present)

Education Week Digital Directions writers Katie Ash and Ian Quillen and Education Week Digital Directions senior writer Michelle Davis cover tech topics and trends in K-12 education.
(Active September 2008-present)

In District Dossier, Education Week reporter Christina A. Samuels follows the latest developments in the nations’ school districts and digs into the issues, successes, and controversies surrounding education leadership and management.
(Active August 2009-present)

Education Week staff writer Lesli A. Maxwell and contributing writer Julie Rasicot are reporters and bloggers with a long track record of covering education. Both moms themselves, they bring you insights, news, and analysis on the growing field of early childhood education.
(Active September 2010-present)

Sarah D. Sparks, who has written extensively about federal and state education regulations, digs into education research for Education Week to bring academic findings out of the lab and into the classroom.
(Active August 2010-present)

Veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell delves into the educational, policy, and social issues surrounding English-language learners in U.S. schools.
(Active February 2007-present)

Jason Tomassini joined Education Week in early 2012 and covers business and innovation. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, and other news organizations
(Active February 2012-present)

Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
(Active January 2008-present)

Michele McNeil and Alyson Klein provide regular coverage of political developments that affect education at the federal and state levels.
(Active September 2007-present)

Diette Courrégé is an education reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. She's lived in small towns and big cities, and she's made her home in the Lowcountry covering a mix of rural and urban schools.
(Active June 2010-present)

News and analysis on legal developments affecting schools, educators, and parents, written by Mark Walsh, contributing writer to Education Week, who has been covering legal issues in education for more than 17 years.
(Active January 2008-present)

Education Week news producer Bryan Toporek brings you K-12 sports coverage that reaches far beyond box scores. He has written about education for Education Week Teacher, high school sports for the Falls Church News-Press in Virginia, and is a former NBA Team Leader for
(Active January 2011-present)

Sean Cavanagh, who reports on state policy for Education Week, tracks education policy and politics across the 50 states.
(Active January 2010-present)

Veteran teacher-quality reporter Stephen Sawchuk explains the policy and politics of the teaching profession.
(Active August 2008-present)

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A devoted book lover, Catherine A. Cardno of Education Week’s Commentary staff, writes about new releases in the K-12 education-publishing arena and interviews authors. Educators and policy experts round out the blog with their periodic book reviews.
(Active February 2012-present)

In this group blog from Learning First Alliance, national education leaders explore how to transform public education to support student achievement and lifelong success in the global community.
(Active February 2012-present)

Leading education thinkers Deborah Meier and Diane Ravitch engage in an ongoing conversation about what matters most for today's students, educators, and policymakers.
(Active February 2007-present)

Greg Jobin-Leeds guides a conversation on the politics and economics of public education and the relationship to school reform and movements for social justice.
(Active November 2011-present)

Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground.
(Active July 2011-present)

This blog from the photo editors of Education Week uses the medium of documentary photography to focus on the people directly affected by education news and policy.
(Active November 2011-present)

Anthony Jackson, vice president for education at Asia Society, explores how school systems at home and abroad are keeping pace with a changing world.
(Active November 2011-present)

The former executive director of the National Education Association, John Wilson, follows education policy, politics, and people with a focus on student success.
(Active November 2011-present)

The first group blog by school leaders for school leaders, LeaderTalk expresses the voice of the administrator in this era of school reform.
(Active December 2008-present)

Public school principal Justin Baeder examine issues of performance, improvement, and the changing nature of the education profession.
(Active December 2010-present)

Education policy maven Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute think tank offers straight talk on matters of policy, politics, research, and reform.
(Active February 2010-present)

Sara Mead is a senior associate with Bellwether Education Partners who writes about education policy, with particular attention to early childhood education, school reform, and improving educational outcomes for low-income students.
(Active July 2010-present)

Robert Slavin and guests write about how educational policy can be informed by research and innovation and, in turn, promote development of promising practices.
(Active September 2011-present)

Marc Tucker, president of the National Center on Education and the Economy, examines what we can learn from nations leading the world in student achievement and how those lessons can help shape U.S. education policy and practice.
(Active November 2011-present)

Walt Gardner taught for 28 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District and was a lecturer in the UCLA Graduate School of Education.
(Active February 2010-present)

Teacher Magazine's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders. Coverage runs the gamut from the inspirational to the infuriating, from practical classroom tips to raging policy debates, and from "news you can use" to "news of the weird."
(Active April 2010-present)

Each month, selected teacher panelists respond to and discuss key issues in education policy and instructional practice.
(Active October 2011-present)

Larry Ferlazzo, an author and award-winning English teacher, addresses readers' questions on classroom management, ELL instruction, lesson planning, and other issues facing teachers.
(Active August 2011-present)

Marilyn Rhames, a science teacher at a charter school in Chicago, offers her perspectives on health and wellness in the classroom, charter schools, and the need for education reform.
(Active August 2011-present)

The leadership team of Learning Forward (formerly NSDC), a nonprofit advocate of high-quality professional development in schools, keeps you up to date on the latest in teacher learning and its connection to student achievement.
(Active December 2010-present)

Patrick Ledesma, a classroom fellow with the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Ambassador program, explores instructional practice and education policy issues.
(Active September 2010-present)

Instructional coach David Ginsburg offers sage advice on classroom practice gleaned from three decades of experience in business and education, 17 of those years as a teacher, instructional coach, and school leader.
(Active September 2010-present)

Nancy Flanagan offers her perspective on the incomprehensible and the inspirational in American education.
(Active January 2010-present)

After 18 years as a science teacher in inner-city Oakland, Calif., Anthony Cody now works with a team of experienced science teacher-coaches who support the many novice teachers in his school district. He is a National Board- certified teacher and an active member of the Teacher Leaders Network. With education at a crossroads, he invites you to join him in a dialogue on education reform and teaching for change and deep learning.
(Active June 2008-present)

Tamara Fisher is a K-12 gifted education specialist for a school district located on an Indian reservation in northwestern Montana and president-elect of the Montana Association of Gifted and Talented Education. In this blog, Fisher discusses news and developments in the gifted education community and offers advice for teachers on working with gifted students.
(Active August 2007-present)

Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts and social studies teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or in her words "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down. After responding to reader questions in her popular, "Creating Readers" Ask The Mentor column, Donalyn has returned to blog. She will write about how to inspire and motivate student readers, and respond to issues facing teachers and other leaders in the literacy field.
(Active November 2007-present)

TopSchoolJobs Blogs

Members of the American Association for Employment in Education, a professional organization for college career-center directors and school district recruiters, provide career advice and discuss developments in the education job market.

Battelle for Kids Human Capital Director Emily Douglas explores effective human capital strategies for recruiting, selecting, developing, and recognizing educators and non-instructional staff in schools to ensure the best learning experience for students.

Previous Education Week Blogs

Through the lens of social science, eduwonkette takes a serious, if sometimes irreverent, look at some of the most contentious education policy debates.
(Active January 2008-January 2009)

The members of the Futures of School Reform Group represent leading thinkers from the academic, business, philanthropic, government, and public-policy sectors. Organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, they contributed to a seven-part series on education reform that was published in 2011 in Education Week's Commentary pages. In this accompanying, limited-time blog, they expanded upon and discussed their visions for the future of schools.
(Active March 2011-June 2011)

An exploration of news and policy about how teenagers fare in high school and beyond by Education Week reporter Catherine Gewertz.
(May 2009-December 2009)

A career changer and former high school teacher, Hanne Denney is a special education teacher and department chairperson at Southern Middle School in Anne Arundel County, Md. In this blog, she shares her thoughts on middle school pedagogy, career change, and the teaching life.
(Active July 2007-July 2008)

Andrew L. Yarrow has studied and written about education for The New York Times, the U.S. Department of Education, and Public Agenda and, as a parent, is no stranger to parental involvement in education.
(Active September 2010-December 2010)

Kevin Bushweller is an assistant managing editor for who has 18 years of experience covering K-12 education for national and regional publications. A father of four children—ages 3, 8, 11, and 14—he is particularly interested in tackling the question: What works, and what doesn't work, to motivate students to do better in school?
(Active September 2006-February 2009)

NCLB: ACT II is currently on hiatus. It will resume publication when reauthorization news warrants.
(Active July 2007-April 2009)

Education Week reporter Vaishali Honawar brings you coverage from the 2008 National Education Association's and American Federation of Teachers' conventions.
(Active June 2008-August 2008)

Susan Graham has taught family and consumer science (formerly "home ec") for 25 years. She is a National Board-certified teacher, a former regional Virginia teacher of the year, and a Fellow of the Teacher Leaders Network. She invites readers to pull a chair up to her virtual table as she offers her voice-of-experience perspective on teaching today, with a special focus on teacher leadership and continuous professional growth.
(Active October 2007-present)

2009 National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen chronicles his experiences as he travels the country visiting schools and talking with educators and policymakers.
(Active September 2009-September 2010)

Roslyn Johnson Smith, a veteran school administrator in New Orleans, chronicles the highs and lows of starting over in the city's new educational landscape.
(Active October 2007-May 2008)

Students at the Center is a 12-year-old writing and digital-media program for students in two New Orleans high schools, co-directed by educators Jim Randels and Kalamu ya Salaam. This blog highlights the students' work.
(Active January 2008-June 2008)

Katie Hanifin is a teacher at Canastota High School in upstate New York, where she specializes in the integration of technology in the classroom. She has written for EdTech magazine on innovative classroom technology as well as Web 2.0, virtual worlds, video gaming, and the online learning experience.
(April 2009-November 2009)

Richard Whitmire, a former editorial writer at USA Today, is a frequent commentator on national education issues.
(Active January 2010-November 2011)

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