March 7, 2018
Vol. 37, Issue 23
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Immigrants in Canada's schools perform on par with native-born students within three years of arriving. What is Canada doing that the United States isn’t?
School district leaders must weigh costly measures like adding school police and installing metal detectors against considerations for students' civil rights and whether hiring a school counselor might achieve greater safety benefits.
Civics often takes a backseat in schools, but educators say the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students-turned-activists are setting a powerful model for civic engagement.
Months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, meeting the emotional needs of staff and students alike remains a crucial piece of the school system's recovery effort.
News in Brief
News in Brief
News in Brief
This report examines challenges and strategies for educating some of the most vulnerable students in the nation’s schools, including youths in juvenile detention facilities, immigrant students fearing deportation, homeless students with disabilities, and foster children.
The Supreme Court's refusal to intervene in the legal battle over DACA means more uncertainty for young undocumented immigrants unless Congress acts.
Facing an increasing array of daily security threats, schools are teaching what is being dubbed "cyber hygiene," basic cybersecurity habits for use in school and at home.
Governors and state legislators grapple with proposals to arm teachers, ramp up police presence in schools, and strengthen security plans amid a heated policy debate.
The president suggested arming a fifth of the nation's teachers, including those who are military veterans. But few teachers have gun training, and those who do say the idea is problematic.
Hundreds of thousands of U.S. students use Pearson's curriculum products in their classrooms, but soon those print and digital resources will be owned by a different company.
A deep split apparent at the oral arguments makes it even more likely that Justice Neil M. Gorsuch will end up being the tie-breaker on whether public employee unions can collect fees from nonmembers.
Educators were among the hundreds of demonstrators in Washington for court arguments in a dispute over whether public-employee unions can continue to collect fees from nonmembers.
The Trump administration may turn its school choice focus to a group of students the federal government has a special responsibility for: military-connected kids.
PAGE 18 - Commentary
Nearly half of U.S. children experience adversity, but community-school partnerships can make a difference, write Olga Acosta Price and Wendy Ellis.
To treat student trauma effectively and heal children’s brains and bodies, doctors and school communities must work together, says pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris.
PAGE 20 - Commentary
Education Week has rarely seen an event that has stirred readers quite like the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
PAGE 24 - Commentary
The 2020 census is two years away. Preventing an inaccurate count will help students and their schools, writes Gregg Behr.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 10/20/2017)
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