May 30, 2018

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Vol. 37, Issue 33
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Nationwide, schools have lost 20 percent of their librarians and media specialists in the past 15 years. Here's why that could hamstring district literacy efforts.
Nearsightedness is on the rise among schoolchildren, but many of them may not know it yet.
The 2017-18 school year has the highest death toll from school shootings in recent decades, outnumbering the years of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre and the Columbine shootings.
When a Texas official called for making schools safer by limiting entrances to buildings, gun control advocates panned him. But architects say doing so is a common part of comprehensive safety plans for schools.
Educators seek to focus on the practical as politicians, polarized advocates, and even entertainers weigh in on the issue of school violence.
Findings from the national survey include significant support for a unified and aligned system of early-childhood education from birth to age 8.
Digital self-harm is a newer form of teenage expression of self-hatred and depression that is just beginning to capture the attention of school officials.
Already popular at the college and professional levels, esports are now gaining a foothold in K-12 schools despite concerns about bad behavior and equity problems associated with competitive game playing.
The cabinet-level commission chaired by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has met once since it was created after the February shooting that killed 17 at a high school in Parkland, Fla.
House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.
In a strongly worded speech to a Roman Catholic organization, the education secretary says so-called "Blaine" amendments should be consigned to the "ash heap of history."
Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan’s charitable investments to promote student learning through personalized learning could backfire, warns one researcher.
Solving the nation's math problem requires a new approach, writes Jeannine Diddle Uzzi of the University of Southern Maine.
When you reject "the way we’ve always done things," you may find your leadership challenged, note Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch.
Letters
Whether or not the Trump administration rescinds Obama-era discipline guidance, Michael J. Petrilli has suggestions for what should come next.
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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