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His decades of work as an editor, publisher, and thought leader helped elevate the national conversation about education at a pivotal time for public policy.
Many teachers want to ban the popular video game from classrooms, but others are weaving students’ passion for it into classroom discussions and assignments.
Principals say they must devote a lot of time dealing with the growing trend of students vaping at school, especially with the widespread popularity of a discreet device used to vape known as a Juul.
The extraordinary wave of teacher strikes highlights the fact that teachers, who make up the largest profession, have the power to demand and win funding changes when working collectively.
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
New research suggests that the "critical period" for learning a second language is longer than previously thought.
For the second time in three years, Tennessee experienced major online testing disruptions, prompting new state legislation and raising questions about ESSA compliance.
The question of whether recent teacher strikes are legal—or whether they’re actually “strikes” at all—is obscured by legal differences of opinion, fast-moving events, and politics surrounding those actions.
Although the federal K-12 law doesn't explicitly ask for it, a systemic and data-informed approach to long-term student achievement is part of the mix for many states as they implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
The number of districts reporting desegregation cases nearly doubled from 2013-14 to 2015-16, after plunging 86 percent four years ago on the Education Department’s previous biennial report.
Some states have said yes to pay increases for teachers. This doesn’t mean they are prioritizing education funding, writes Derek W. Black.
As parents turn to the education marketplace to get ahead, some students get left behind, writes one education professor.
Teachers are feeling undersupported, forgotten, and misunderstood. It’s time we do more than just listen, writes H. Richard Milner IV.
Letters
In the age of #MeToo, schools have an important role to play in combating sexual harassment, writes sociologist Lorena Garcia.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates 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 04/12/2018)

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