Leadership

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Equity & Diversity Citing Anti-Gay Discrimination, a Teacher of the Year Leaves the Classroom
Kentucky's 2022 Teacher of the Year Willie Carver Jr. said he had been unable to find support from his school administration.
Valarie Honeycutt Spears, Lexington Herald-Leader
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Equity & Diversity Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Maine's Religious Schools Face Hurdle to State Tuition
The Supreme Court recently allowed religious schools to participate in a state tuition program.
4 min read
Student Achievement Want to Accelerate Students' Learning? Don't Forget About Wraparound Services
Food, transportation, and mental health supports are critical for academic recovery.
2 min read
School & District Management School Districts Showcase What's Working to Improve Student Learning
School leaders from 13 districts shared strategies at a national summit by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
3 min read
David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 near Chicago, Ill., speaks about college and career readiness during a presentation at AASA's first annual Learning 2025 Summit on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Washington, D.C. High School District 214 is one of 13 "lighthouse" districts that were recognized for innovative work to improve school systems.
David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 near Chicago, speaks about college and career readiness at a summit in Washington.
Libby Stanford/Education Week
Student Well-Being What Is the Right Age for a Kid to Get a Cellphone?
Children are acquiring them at younger and younger ages.
3 min read
Group of diverse 8-10-year-olds sitting in a window sill looking at their cellphones.
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Student Well-Being Opinion How School Can Make Students (and Teachers) Feel Dumb
Our brains don’t all work the same way, writes an English teacher who has long struggled with spelling.
Patrick O’Connor
4 min read
Image of support given to a student who is struggling.
Laura Baker/Education Week, RamCreativ, and iStock/Getty
Families & the Community How Can Parents Best Support Teachers? We Asked
We asked educators on social media to share the most helpful ways families can support their work.
3 min read
Illustration of a parent and child outside of a school building.
E+/Getty
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