Issues

July 14, 2021

Education Week, Vol. 40, Issue 37
Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school  located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
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Education Briefly Stated: July 14, 2021
July 13, 2021
8 min read
Blue illustration of global COVID-19 line graph and bar chart showing an increase.
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Image shows preschool boy wearing a protective face mask with a marker in hand.
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An arrangement of Oxycodone pills in New York, pictured on Aug. 29, 2018. A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine and colleagues reported the findings Monday, June 10, in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The painkiller Oxycodone is among the opioids implicated in a health crisis that has school districts joining with states and municipalities in seeking damages from drug manufacturers.
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Monica Wilbur expresses her opposition to critical race theory at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Standing behind her is Betty Sawyer, who holds an opposing point of view.
Monica Wilbur, center, expresses her opposition to critical race theory at the statehouse in Salt Lake City earlier this year, while Betty Sawyer, standing behind her, supports it.
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Collage showing two boys in classroom during pandemic wearing masks with cropped photo of feet and arrows going in different directions.
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Conceptual illustration of the flag of the United States with the stripes changing to black and white, cutout people representing the black and white population and Black student in the classroom with hand raised.
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In this photo illustration, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, left, and Becky Pringle, the president of the National Education Association, right.
In this photo illustration, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, left, and Becky Pringle, the president of the National Education Association, right.
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Corey Ruth, a student at McDonogh 35 high school in Louisiana, was unsure of getting the COVID-19 vaccine until his athletic trainer talked to him about it.
Corey Ruth, a student at McDonogh 35 high school in Louisiana, was unsure about getting the COVID-19 vaccine until his athletic trainer talked to him.
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One person tries to speak but another person on a ladder is painting over their speech.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion I Had Hope for Racial Justice. Now, I See a Standstill
David E. Kirkland, June 30, 2021
5 min read
Illustration of girl working on computer at home.
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Ed-Tech Policy Opinion Why Are We Turning Our Backs on Remote Learning?
Theresa Rouse, June 17, 2021
5 min read
Teaching Letter to the Editor Academic Freedom Calls for Critical Race Theory Instruction
July 12, 2021
1 min read
Equity & Diversity Letter to the Editor Former Teacher: Essay on Equity Falls Short
July 12, 2021
1 min read
Reading & Literacy Letter to the Editor The Politics of Reading Is Failing Students
July 12, 2021
1 min read
Illustration of teachers helping students climb books.
Jess Suttner for Education Week
Reading & Literacy Opinion The Pandemic Will Worsen Our Reading Problem. Another Outcome Is Possible
Emily Freitag, July 6, 2021
4 min read