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Special Report Teaching Kids How to Read During COVID-19
Many of the nation's elementary schools are staring down a daunting challenge: teach young children to read, without being able to interact with them in person.
October 21, 2020
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Special Report Getting School Climate Right: A Guide for Principals
Understand the key features of a healthy school climate and concrete ideas for how to create the conditions in which all students and staff can flourish.
October 14, 2020
Dawn Brooks-Decosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in the Bronx.
Dawn Brooks-Decosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in the Bronx.
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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
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Special Report Quality Counts 2020: Grading the States
This third and final installment of Quality Counts 2020 delivers a data-driven portrait of the nation’s school system along with A-F grades and rankings for each state.
September 2, 2020
Special Report Taking Care of Teachers
This report looks at the many ways stressors related to COVID-19 and racial inequities have affected the teacher workforce, strategies for self-care, and how school leaders and districts can help protect their teachers’ social and emotional well-being through the continued uncertainty.
July 22, 2020
Special Report How We Go Back to School
To help school leaders navigate complex decisions around reopenings, Education Week explores the options for returning to school this fall.
June 11, 2020
Special Report Quality Counts 2020: School Finance
This second of three Quality Counts 2020 installments provides national rankings and state-by-state grades on school finances at a time when school leaders prepare to navigate the fiscal crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 3, 2020
Special Report Technology Counts 2020: Coronavirus, Virtual Learning, and Beyond
During the COVID-19 school building closures, educators upgraded their tech skills faster than ever before. But will they use those newfound skills when schools reopen?
June 3, 2020
Special Report Tech Use Surges Under COVID-19: Where Does Artificial Intelligence Fit In?
Education Week’s final installment of its three-part series on ed-tech issues examines the role of artificial intelligence in K-12 teaching and learning and the management of schools.
May 20, 2020
Special Report Leveling the Playing Field in Math
For nearly 30 years, the nation’s lowest-performing students have gained no ground in math. Educators are trying bold approaches—almost all of them in use now, remotely—to help all students succeed at math.
May 6, 2020
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Special Report Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Work
The challenges and opportunities for teaching social-emotional learning when students are in school, and when they aren't.
April 8, 2020
Special Report Cyberattacks on Schools
There have been at least 775 publicly disclosed cyber incidents in K-12 schools nationally since 2016. Under normal circumstances, this was a big problem. Now, the coronavirus could make it even bigger.
March 18, 2020

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