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Leadership Reports

Big Ideas 2022: 10 Broad Trends In K-12 Education in 10 Charts

October 2022

Each year, Education Week produces a special report on big ideas in K-12 education. The reports focus on critical topics educators have dealt with over the past year.

The September 2022 edition of the report included data from surveys that informed reporting by Education Week’s journalists.

This additional spotlight report elaborates on findings from those surveys which were conducted by the EdWeek Research Center.

The surveys were conducted as educators continued to grapple with the turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the debates that sometimes draw education policies into the culture wars surrounding social and political issues.

The survey results highlight educators’ perspectives on equity and equality including their views on two major federal laws aimed at addressing disparities in student achievement: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Findings also shed light on how educators see the pandemic’s lasting impact and the degree to which they believe it has transformed K-12 education.