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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
Special Report Uprooting Inequities
What does it take for schools to move from embracing the goals of equity to enacting concrete steps that actually change the schooling experience for students who are black, Hispanic, and from low-income families?
March 4, 2020
Special Report The New World of Work
Students may need new and different skills—such as creativity or data know how—to thrive in the emerging economy. This special report explores what some schools are doing to meet those needs and what employers want from their new hires.
February 5, 2020
Special Report Quality Counts 2020: Chance for Success
The EdWeek Research Center issues its annual report card on how well the nation and each of the states do in bolstering the prospects of success over the course of a lifetime.
January 22, 2020
Special Report 10 Big Ideas in Education 2020
In the latest edition of Big Ideas, Education Week reporters and editors question some of the basic assumptions that underpin public education and stand in the way of transformation.
January 8, 2020
Special Report Getting Reading Right
Learning to read is arguably the most important academic experience students will have during their school years. But it’s not a given.
December 4, 2019
Special Report Personalized Learning
The optimistic vision of personalized learning shared by many educators does not match up well with what is actually happening in K-12 classrooms. That’s the big takeaway from Education Week’s latest special report on personalized learning.
November 6, 2019
Special Report Inside the Principal-Teacher Relationship
Education Week talked to dozens of principals about strategies for building strong partnerships with teachers and heard from many teachers about what they need most from school leaders.
October 16, 2019
Special Report Why Ed Tech Is Not Used and What to Do About It
See Education Week’s special report about how schools are tracking the usage of educational technology tools and the steps they are taking to make better use of those technologies.
October 2, 2019
Special Report Managing the Money
Money fuels the daily operations of every school and district, but funding fights often take place far from the classroom. This special report focuses on what those on the hot seat are doing to make sure the taxpayer’s dollar gets spent in a way that advances learning.
September 25, 2019

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