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A man holds up a sign against critical race theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting in Reno, Nev. on May 25, 2021. Local school boards are increasingly rife with political division over issues like COVID-19 restrictions, the rights of transgender students and how students should be taught about the history racism and slavery in America.
A man holds up a sign against critical race theory during a protest outside a Washoe County School District board meeting in Reno, Nev. on May 25, 2021.
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Education Tears, Politics, and Money: School Boards Become Battle Zones
Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division.
The Associated Press, July 12, 2021
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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, center, enters teacher Meghan Horleman's, right, classroom during a visit to the Olney Elementary School Annex in Philadelphia on April 6, 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona enters the classroom of teacher Meghan Horleman during a visit to the Olney Elementary School Annex in Philadelphia on April 6.
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Education Funding Feds OK First State Plans for Remaining Share of $122 Billion in K-12 Virus Aid
As it approved states' relief plans, the Education Department separately opened applications for $600 million in homeless-student aid.
Evie Blad, July 7, 2021
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Conceptual image of a school door with projected shadows of students.
Collage by Laura Baker/Education Week (Images: iStock/Getty)
School & District Management Enrollment Data: How Many Students Went Missing in Your State?
America's public school system lost more than 1.4 million students during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an Education Week analysis.
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Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school  located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
Students participate in class outside at the Woodland Pond School, a private school located near Bangor, Maine. Maine experienced one of the nation's largest drops in student enrollment this school year, according to an EdWeek analysis.
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School & District Management More Than 1 Million Students Didn't Enroll During the Pandemic. Will They Come Back?
Education Week analyzed state data to gather a more comprehensive understanding of this year's enrollment loss.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 17, 2021
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States Interactive Map: Where Critical Race Theory Is Under Attack
This national map tracks where state policymakers are attempting to limit how teachers can discuss racism and sexism in the classroom.
June 11, 2021
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States From Our Research Center State Grades on School Finance: 2021 Map and Rankings
Examine the grades and scores that states and the nation earned on school finance, along with how they scored on a host of indicators.
EdWeek Research Center, June 1, 2021
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Education Funding From Our Research Center Nation Earns a 'C' on School Finance, Reflecting Inconsistency in K-12 Funding and Equity
The Edweek Research Center's latest analysis finds a gulf in many states between per-pupil spending and how that K-12 money goes out.
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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States From Our Research Center State and National Highlights Reports (Quality Counts 2021)
The Quality Counts 2021 State Highlights Reports capture the key data you need to assess your state’s performance.
January 19, 2021
School buses remain parked in a storage area due to COVID-related school closures earlier this year in Zelienople, Pa.
School buses remain parked in a storage area due to COVID-related school closures earlier this year in Zelienople, Pa.
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School & District Management Districts Offer Cash to Families Who Skip the School Bus
Facing big transportation costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some school districts will pay parents or caregivers to get their kids to school, or charge them for the bus ride.
Daarel Burnette II, September 10, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Dakota
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Library Media Specialist Stacy Olson shows kindergarteners at Rita Murphy Elementary School in Bismarck, N.D., how to draw a circle using small, handheld robots called Ozobots that move and follow a marker line.
Library Media Specialist Stacy Olson shows kindergarteners at Rita Murphy Elementary School in Bismarck, N.D., how to draw a circle using small, handheld robots called Ozobots that move and follow a marker line.
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Privacy & Security K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From 'Constant Barrage of Attacks'
In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experiences 5.7 million known cyberattacks every month.
Benjamin Herold, March 19, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in North Dakota
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Assessment N.D. Districts Can Substitute ACT for State Test
The first-of-its-kind move stems from a new kind of testing flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Catherine Gewertz, March 20, 2018
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