Editorial Projects in Education: Our Projects
Updated March 3, 2017
Education Week is an independent national news organization focusing on pre-K-12 education policy. Serving as a bridge between the worlds of policy and practice, Education Week is recognized as American precollegiate education’s “newspaper of record,” but it is an integrated print-digital news source spanning multiple platforms, including print, online, and mobile. Edweek.org includes the editorial-content channels Education Week Teacher, EdWeek Market Brief, and Digital Directions as well as the TopSchoolJobs job board. The site also provides 30-plus years of Education Week online archives and also hosts approximately 50 news and opinion blogs, along with many of the projects listed below. Paid readership of the print and digital publications tops 150,000, and edweek.org averages about 1.4 million unique visitors a month. Education Week also maintains a robust presence of more than 1.5 million followers overall on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
Education Week produces three specially branded annual reports: Quality Counts focuses on state-level efforts to improve public education, Technology Counts reports on the state of education technology, and Leaders To Learn From shines a light on forward-thinking district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. In addition, six to eight other special reports are published each year focused on specific topics such as personalized learning, curriculum resources, assessment, and teacher professional development. All the reports are part of the 37-issue annual subscription to Education Week and are also featured on edweek.org, usually with additional online-only content.
Education Week’s video unit produces enterprising and informative digital videos on a wide range of topics, from formative assessment to policing in schools, for viewing on edweek.org. The video team and the Education Week newsroom also produce news-driven segments for Facebook Live. Under a content partnership with the PBS NewsHour, Education Week produces broadcast videos—typically focused on education issues as they are playing out in schools and towns throughout the country—for public television’s flagship nightly newscast. Examples of NewsHour segments include “Fighting Student Homelessness” and “School Police: What’s Their Role? How Should They Treat Students?”
Serving classroom teachers and instructional leaders with news, information, opinion, and service journalism, the online Education Week Teacher promotes professional engagement, idea-sharing, and a lively but civil discourse on issues of education policy and teacher practice. The site brings additional voices to the teacher community through partnerships with Learning Forward, the Teaching Channel, and the CTQ Collaboratory. Adding to the mix are such teacher-focused opinion blogs as Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo, Work in Progress, and Teacher in a Strange Land.
This premium, membership-based online service offers original reporting, deep analysis, and proprietary, data-driven research. Its mission is to provide actionable intelligence about K-12 education to help companies and other organizations make better decisions about how to work effectively with schools and school districts.
The Education Week Research Center conducts a range of original research each year for Education Week/edweek.org, the annual Counts reports, EdWeek Market Brief, other EPE departments, and external clients. The Research Center does surveys such as the 2016 Mindset in the Classroom: A National Study of K-12 Teachers and also collects and analyzes data to support Education Week’s investigative and enterprise reporting in numerous areas of public concern. The research team contributed, for example, to the reporting projects Black Students More Likely to Be Arrested at School, A Virtual Mess: Inside Colorado's Largest Online Charter School, and Corporal Punishment Use Found in Schools in 21 States.
TopSchoolJobs.org is Education Week’s career community—a place where K-12 teachers and administrators can go to look for jobs and professional-development resources, read the site’s Career Corner blog, and join free online job fairs. Recruiters hiring for K-12 positions have access to a rich pool of qualified candidates.
The Education Week Press publishes Education Week Spotlight PDF collections of the newspaper’s original content, as well as books and e-books such as Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century and The Principal’s Playbook: Tackling School Improvement. The authors include educators and experts from outside EPE, as well as writers inside the organization. Topics include literacy instruction, classroom management, professional development, and school and district leadership.
Education Week Events include live and virtual interactive opportunities for audience members focused on some of education’s most pressing issues. Among the types of events are the annual Leaders To Learn From recognition gathering, held in Washington; leadership dinners for K-12 district leaders, held in cities around the country; webinars and live chats; online job fairs; and online “summits” on current issues in pre-K-12 education.
Education Week’s collection of 11 e-newsletters brings the latest news and in-depth analysis to readers’ in-boxes. These electronic publications cover critical areas of the K-12 landscape, including curriculum, the teaching profession, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the ed-tech sector. The flagship newsletter, EdWeek Update, brings a convenient roundup of education news every weekday morning. Readers can also sign up for news alerts on major stories in the pre-K-12 world and real-time delivery of the latest posts from their favorite news and opinion blogs.