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Education Week's projects are special packages of stories, visuals, and more that go deep on an education topic
School & District Management Project An Alaskan Village's Long Wait for a New School
Rural schools struggle to maintain adequate buildings, but the quest for a new school has been fraught for this remote Old Believer village.
Victoria Petersen, February 11, 2020
8 min read
Recruitment & Retention Project A Perennial Challenge in Rural Alaska: Getting and Keeping Teachers
Recruiters are offering bonuses, free housing, and airfare to entice teachers to their remote districts—and competition is about to worsen.
Victoria Petersen, September 10, 2019
10 min read
Equity & Diversity Project On the Snowy Tundra, Alaska Students Bridge Differences and Eat Moose Snout
An Alaskan high school exchange program works to promote understanding between the state's urban centers and its remote Native Villages.
Victoria Petersen, July 19, 2019
11 min read
Equity & Diversity Project Letters From Alaska
Explore how cultural and geographic barriers, teacher shortages, historical developments, and other factors have shaped schooling in Alaska.
July 19, 2019
School Climate & Safety Project Why Victims' Families Are Seething Over Broward Schools' Handling of the Parkland Shooting
Grieving families say missteps, inaction, and a lack of empathy have broken their trust in the Broward school district and its leader.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
34 min read
Families & the Community Project At a Parkland Elementary School, PTA Decides It Can’t Wait for Safety Upgrades
Parkland, Fla., parents used to buy musical instruments for their children's school. Now, they are also paying for stop-the-bleed kits.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
4 min read
School Climate & Safety Project Hero Parkland Teacher on School District’s Response to Shooting: 'Too Little, Too Late'
Ernest Rospierski braved gunfire to save his students' lives. Five months later, the district called to see if he's OK.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
7 min read
Law & Courts Project Over 100 Pending Lawsuits Blame the Parkland Shooting on the School District. Do They Stand a Chance?
Broward County Public Schools has received at least 103 notices of pending legal claims related to the Parkland mass shooting.
Benjamin Herold, December 12, 2018
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Project After Parkland: A Broken Trust
Grieving families say missteps, inaction, and a lack of empathy have broken their trust in the Broward school district and its leader.
December 12, 2018
Equity & Diversity Project Education, Unsettled: Inside the Struggle to Keep Migrant Students in School and Out of the Fields
Alex Granados follows along with educators doing the tough work of linking migrant farmworkers' children with needed educational services.
Alex Granados, November 28, 2018
13 min read
Social Studies Project How History Class Divides Us
What if Americans' inability to agree on our shared history is a cause of our current polarization and political dysfunction, not a symptom?
Stephen Sawchuk, October 23, 2018
18 min read
School Climate & Safety Project Hate in Schools
Data on hate-related incidents in schools are skimpy, but it's clear hate and intolerance are being boldly expressed in some schools.
Francisco Vara-Orta, August 6, 2018
27 min read
School Climate & Safety Project Policing America’s Schools
Education Week analyzed federal data to see who is arrested most at school and which students are most likely to go to schools with cops.
January 24, 2017
School Choice & Charters Project Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that U.S. cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic & management problems, we conducted a investigation.
November 3, 2016