Tensions Rise as Puerto Rico's Schools Face New Reality
As the U.S. territory's schools recover from Hurricane Maria, big changes and conflict loom. (February 9, 2018)
Parent Changemaker: Fighting for Teacher Home Visits
At first, single dad Paul Lumpkin was worried when his daughter’s kindergarten teacher asked to visit them at home. Now he advocates for parent-teacher home visits across the country. (January 22, 2018)
Empower staff with eMPower Assessments
[Content provided by Measured Progress] Meet several school leaders to see how eMPower Assessments™ empowers student learning and provide early insight into college and career readiness for grades 3–8.
Five Common Traits of Top State School Systems
Education Week’s annual Quality Counts report card ranks state school systems on a host of factors, and the data shows common strengths among top performers. (January 25, 2018)
Parent Changemaker: Fighting for School Recess
With an increasing emphasis on school testing and academics, Florida elementary schools began dropping recess. Two parents set out to change that. (January 16, 2018)
Teachers Cash In Selling Lesson Plans Online
Educators selling lesson plans online is becoming a popular side business. But some worry that seeing education as a “business,” will lead to fewer free resources and less professional collaboration.
The Big Education Issues Ahead for 2018
A number of important issues are on the horizon as 2018 begins, including the implications of new federal tax laws, the fate of DACA students and teachers, the implications of ESSA, and the Trump administration’s plans for expanding school choice.
Sandy Hook Mom's Grief Fuels Fight to End Gun Violence
Nicole Hockley now feels it is her moral responsibility to try to prevent gun violence. It is how she honors the memory of her 6-year old son who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Leaders to Learn From 2018 Sneak Peek
Meet the first three exceptional educators selected by Education Week for its 2018 class of Leaders To Learn From. Our full slate of outstanding leaders will be announced in February.
School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe. (December 5, 2017)
Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
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