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A person sits at a computer and tries to figure out a cloud of AI Policy Confusion
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Ed-Tech Policy From Our Research Center Schools Are Taking Too Long to Craft AI Policy. Why That's a Problem
Nearly 8 of every 10 educators say their districts don’t have clear AI policies, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Alyson Klein, February 19, 2024
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Sixth-grade students use their Chromebooks for an exercise during class with their teacher Jen Howe at Portage West Middle School in Portage, Mich., on Nov. 29, 2023.
Sixth-grade students use their Chromebooks for an exercise during class with their teacher Jen Howe at Portage West Middle School in Portage, Mich., on Nov. 29, 2023.
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Reading & Literacy From Our Research Center Reading Comprehension Challenges and Opportunities, in Charts
Learn where students struggle, what types of materials educators use, and their perceptions of students' stamina and pleasure reading.
Stephen Sawchuk, January 15, 2024
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Illustration of a female teacher juggling many tasks in front of blackboard, while an A.I. Bot looks from distance.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Most Teachers Are Not Using AI. Here’s Why
All the hype around AI in education is not translating into the technology transforming instruction.
Lauraine Langreo, January 8, 2024
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Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet, left, works with a student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, R.I., on Feb. 9, 2022.
Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet, left, works with a student at Raices Dual Language Academy, in Central Falls, R.I., on Feb. 9, 2022. Mask-wearing among educators has fallen since the pandemic's beginning, but patterns differ based on the communities they teach in.
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Teaching Profession From Our Research Center Flu and COVID-19 Are Surging. Here’s How Educators Feel About Masking Now
Respiratory illnesses are on the rise. Only 3 percent of educators say they regularly wear a mask at school.
Madeline Will, January 8, 2024
4 min read
Illustration of female teacher in classroom using artificial intelligence.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Teachers Told Us They've Used AI in the Classroom. Here's Why
A third of teachers said they've use AI tools in the classroom, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Lauraine Langreo, January 5, 2024
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Illustration of a woman standing in front of a scale measurement for emotional wellness.
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Experts Recommend Mental Health Screenings for Students. Most Schools Aren't Doing Them
School leaders in districts that use mental health screenings say they help identify students in need of extra care.
Libby Stanford, January 4, 2024
6 min read
Ash covers the desks at Cardinal Newman High School where the Tubbs fire destroyed part of the school in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017.
Ash covers the desks at Cardinal Newman High School where the Tubbs fire destroyed part of the school in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Oct. 9, 2017. Forty percent of principals in a recent EdWeek Research Center survey said the buildings where they most often work lack fire sprinkler systems.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Thousands of Schools Don't Have Working Fire Sprinklers
School buildings constructed before sprinkler mandates now face prohibitively steep costs to install crucial fire-prevention systems.
Mark Lieberman, January 2, 2024
4 min read
Happy African American elementary boy showing his family exam results with the red letter A.
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Student Achievement From Our Research Center Who's the Real Audience for A-F and Numeric Grades? Hint: It's Not the Students
Traditional grading systems help parents—as well as colleges and universities—get a sense of how students are doing, educators say.
Alyson Klein, December 5, 2023
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Budget & Finance From Our Research Center When ESSER Funds Are Gone, Here's Where Districts May Turn to Fill Gaps
Districts will look to a range of funding sources to cover the services they've paid for in recent years with a surge of federal money.
Mark Lieberman, December 5, 2023
4 min read
Clint Mitchell, superintendent for Colonial Beach Public Schools in Colonial Beach, Va., visits a class at Colonial Beach Elementary School on Nov. 6, 2023. New EdWeek Research Center survey data shows how school leaders plan to go about boosting the diversity of their teaching corps.
Clint Mitchell, superintendent for Colonial Beach Public Schools in Colonial Beach, Va., visits a class at Colonial Beach Elementary School on Nov. 6, 2023.
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Recruitment & Retention From Our Research Center Districts' Strategies to Diversify Teaching Staff, in Charts
New EdWeek Research Center survey data highlights how districts plan to recruit and retain more teachers of color.
Ileana Najarro, December 4, 2023
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Tight crop photo of a student looking at their cellphone during class. The background is blurred, but shows students wearing uniforms.
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School Climate & Safety From Our Research Center Where Should Students Be Allowed to Use Cellphones? Here’s What Educators Say
There’s a yawning gap between what's permitted and what educators feel should be allowed.
Arianna Prothero, November 16, 2023
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Cropped image of teacher standing in front of a blurred classroom of students with test results in hand showing the letter A in red.
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Assessment From Our Research Center Few Educators Say A-F and Numeric Grades Offer 'Very Effective' Feedback for Students
Fewer than 1 in 6 educators—13 percent— say that A through F or numeric grades are a “very effective way” to give feedback to students.
Alyson Klein, November 6, 2023
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Collage illustration of an empathetic looking leader among images and iconography representing emotional intelligence
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School & District Management From Our Research Center How Emotionally Intelligent Are School and District Leaders? We Asked Teachers
Asked about traits like empathy, teachers rated principals higher than they rated district leaders.
Evie Blad & Vanessa Solis, November 6, 2023
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Teenage girl sitting on floor at school
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center How Educators and Teens Disagree on What's Harming Students' Mental Health, in Charts
Educators blame social media and online bullying. But students say it has more to do with schoolwork.
Arianna Prothero, October 24, 2023
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