School Climate & Safety Reports

Sexual Harassment and Assault in the K-12 Workplace

June 2018

Even though K-12 districts and schools are among the nation’s biggest employers, little if any information exists on educators’ experiences with workplace sexual misconduct.

In the winter of 2018, the Education Week Research Center set out to address this information gap by surveying teachers and administrators about their experiences with and perceptions of workplace sexual harassment and assault. The goal of the survey was to assess the prevalence, perceptions, and outcomes of allegations of sexual misconduct among educators. This report contains the complete results of the survey.