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General tips

Searching by author

Finding Commentaries

Narrowing a search by date

Searching by title

Searching specific blogs

Finding all content

Using wildcards in search

Finding education jobs

Finding Edweek Market Brief content

Viewing a PDF version of the newspaper


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General tips

Default search: The default search setting will return results based on relevance — that is, the top articles will be those that contain multiple occurrences of all of your search terms. To minimize page load times, relevance sorting does not include all the results that match your search. To see all the results matching your search terms, sort the results by date.
Refining your search: You can also refine your search results by date, source, author, volume and issue using the box on the left side of the results page.


If you enter: Results will include:
"advanced placement" Will return only articles containing the exact phrase "advanced placement."
advanced placement Will return articles that contain both the word "advanced" AND the word "placement," though not necessarily as a phrase.
"test scores" -college Will return articles that contain the phrase "test scores" but do not mention the word "college."
(Note: The minus sign must be directly before the term—no space.)
intitle:e-rate Will retrieve all pages with "e-rate" in the title.
(Note: The search term must be directly after the colon—no space.)
allintitle:retention teacher Will retrieve all pages with both "retention" and "teacher" in the title.
(Note: The search term must be directly after the colon—no space.)
scores test OR assessment Will return articles that contain both the word "scores" AND EITHER the word “test” OR the word "assessment."


For more advanced search terms, please see a list of Google syntax and query terms here.

Some content might not be searchable, including select blogs, EdWeek video, advertisements, older photographs and captions, webinars, and graphics.

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Searching by author


To find content written by a particular author you can either search for that author's name, or search for a word you think will appear in the content and then refine your search results by author using the filter on the left side of the search results.
One author may appear multiple times in the filter if their name appeared differently in different articles.

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Finding Commentaries


Commentaries are opinion articles from Education Week.
To find Commentaries on a particular subject, search for the subject. Then refine your search results by selecting "Education Week Articles" and then "Opinion" from the bar on the left side of the search results.

To find only Commentary content, search for "ewcommentary." Commentaries published after 2012 will be in your search results, along with a portion of Commentaries published earlier.

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Narrowing a search by date


To find content published within a date range:
  • First search for the subject of the content you are interested in.
  • Then refine your search results by selecting dates in the "Date Range" section on the left side of the search results. Click the box in the calendar with the correct date to select it.
  • After selecting dates, click the "Search" button again. Your search results will now display only stories published within the dates you specified.

If an article was published online and in print on different dates, the print date is the one displayed in the search results.

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Searching by title


If you know a word or words from the online title of the content you are looking for, search for them using the "allintitle" search. The words you use do not have to appear next to each other in the title.
Example search:
  • allintitle:California budget

Alternatively, if you know the exact title (print or online) you will get the best results if you search for the title in quotes (without using allintitle).
You can sort your results by date by clicking "Sort by date" on the right side of the page above the search results.

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Searching specific blogs


To find only posts from a specific blog, search for the blog name in the title.
Example searches:
  • intitle:"curriculum matters" -- Finds all posts from the blog Curriculum Matters
  • intitle:"curriculum matters" math -- Finds all posts from the blog Curriculum Matters that mention math

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Finding all content


To find all Education Week, Education Week Teacher, Digital Directions, PD Sourcebook and blog content:
  • Search for a very common word -- we suggest "the".
  • On the right side of the page above the search results, choose "Sort by date."
  • Then you can filter your results by date or author.

To find all video content, search for "video" and then filter your results by "Education Week Video".

Search does ignore stopwords if they are included with other, non-stopwords. However, if you search only for a stopword, it is not ignored. Examples of stopwords include "to," "a," and "the."

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Using wildcards in search


You can use two wildcards in search:
  • * -- Stands in for zero or more characters
    • Example: A search for "school*" will return results that include "school," "schools," "schooling," and "schooled."
  • ? -- Stands in for exactly one character
    • Example: A search for "school?" will only return "schools."

Wildcards can be used at either the beginning or end of searches.

You can sort your results by date by clicking "Sort by date" on the right side of the page above the search results.

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Finding education jobs


To find employment opportunities in the education field, visit TopSchoolJobs, where you can search by location and type of job.

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Finding Edweek Market Brief content


EdWeek Market Brief covers the marketplace of K-12 education. Learn more about the benefits of Market Brief membership.

Some content is for Market Brief members only. No Market Brief content is included in the edweek.org search. To search Market Brief content, go to marketbrief.edweek.org.

Information about searching EdWeek Market Brief:
  • Results with your search terms in the title are listed first.
  • Results with your search terms in the text, but not in the title are listed next.
  • Within each group, results are further sorted chronologically by publication date.

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Viewing a PDF version of the newspaper


For subscribers only (you can subscribe here)
To see a PDF version of the newspaper:
  • Go to the Education Week homepage.
  • Click the red box at the top right of the page that says "View Education Week Digital."
  • You will see the front page of the most recent issue of the newspaper.

You can flip to another page by using the arrows at the top of the page. Or, you can put in the page number you want to view in the box at the top of the page.

To view a different issue of the newspaper:
  • Click the toolbox icon at the top of the page, on the right.
  • Click on "Archives"
  • Scroll to the issue you want and click on it.

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