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Top Education Stories of 2018

Education Week's Most Viewed

Get a sense of what was high on educators’ priority lists in 2018. This list of Education Week’s 10 most-viewed news articles and blog posts provides insight into what piqued the interest of our audience of teachers, school leaders, and more.

Education Top Education Videos of 2018: Education Week's Most Viewed
The videos in this list—Education Week's most viewed across our different platforms—provide a snapshot of some of our best video stories of the year.
December 20, 2018
Before they were teenagers, Rochester Hills, Mich., students Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens showed the advanced computer skills and probing minds that are highly sought after by employers. How did things go so wrong?
Before they were teenagers, Rochester Hills, Mich., students Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens showed the advanced computer skills and probing minds that are highly sought after by employers. How did things go so wrong?
Rachel Woolf for Education Week
School Climate & Safety At Age 12, They Hacked Their School District. The Adults Are Still Trying to Catch Up.
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they may be charged with a crime.
Benjamin Herold, November 7, 2018
10 min read
Hours after signing a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act on July 31, President Donald Trump arrives for a rally in Tampa, Fla.
Hours after signing a reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act on July 31, President Donald Trump arrives for a rally in Tampa, Fla.
Evan Vucci/AP
College & Workforce Readiness Donald Trump Signs First Major Education Policy Bill of His Presidency
The Trump administration made updating the federal career and technical education law a priority, as its other plans, such as expanding school choice, have stalled.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 31, 2018
3 min read
Student Well-Being 'Juuling' and Teenagers: 3 Things Principals and Teachers Need to Know
Educators say a growing number of students are using tiny devices, called Juuls, to clandestinely inhale flavored nicotine vapor at school.
Evie Blad, July 18, 2018
2 min read
Teacher Preparation 'An Expensive Experiment': Gates Teacher-Effectiveness Program Shows No Gains for Students
An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.
Madeline Will, June 21, 2018
10 min read
Special Education From Our Research Center Why Special Educators Really Leave the Classroom
It's not all about paperwork, hard-to-manage students, and prickly parents.
Christina A. Samuels, January 23, 2018
7 min read
School & District Management Map: State Grades on K-12 Education (Quality Counts 2018)
Every year, Education Week grades school systems in states and the U.S. on key indicators. Dig into those scores with this interactive map, table, and top-to-bottom rankings.
January 17, 2018
School & District Management 10 Game-Changing Ideas in Education
We went looking for big ideas in K-12 schooling: trends, disruptions, practices, technologies, or findings that could help solve some of the field's biggest challenges.
The Editors, January 10, 2018
2 min read