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Big Ideas in Education

Big Ideas is Education Week’s annual special report that brings the expertise of our newsroom—and occasionally those beyond our newsroom—to bear on the challenges you might be facing in your classroom, school, or district. Big Ideas questions the status quo and explores opportunities to help you build a better, more just learning environment for all students. Browse our collection below.

The report is committed to supporting you and the work you are doing. And so we want to hear from you. To share your thoughts, please use #K12BigIdeas on social or email us at bigideas@educationweek.org.

—Elizabeth Rich, Executive Project Editor for Big Ideas

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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Education's Urgent Challenges
This special report tackles big challenges and hard questions, like: What is the purpose of school? Are we leaning on districts too much?
September 14, 2021
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education
There’s no single solution for combating anti-Black racism in schools. That’s why we filled an entire special report on the subject.
September 23, 2020
Big Ideas in Education Special Report 10 Big Ideas in Education 2020
In the latest edition of Big Ideas, Education Week reporters and editors question some of the basic assumptions that underpin public education and stand in the way of transformation.
January 8, 2020
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report 10 Big Ideas in Education 2019
Education Week reporters and editors identify 10 of today’s most pressing challenges in education and offer bold ideas for addressing them.
January 9, 2019
Big Ideas in Education Special Report 10 Big Ideas in Education 2018
Part opinion writing, part conversation, and part journalism analysis, this special report explores game-changing disruptions to the field of education that have the potential to shake up the schoolhouse and the classroom.
January 10, 2018