Math Scores Slide to a 20-Year Low on ACT Test

The continuing decline in math achievement comes even as fewer students are taking the college-readiness exam. (October 17, 2018)

Teachers' Unions Hit With New Round of Lawsuits

In the wake of the Janus Supreme Court decision, teachers' unions are facing more than a dozen legal challenges backed by right-leaning groups that could further dampen their membership numbers and finances. (October 16, 2018)

'They Didn't Have My Back': Teachers Sue Loan Servicer

(October 15, 2018)

What Happens When States Un-Standardize Tests?

(October 12, 2018)

Betsy DeVos: Lack of Civics Education Draws Students to Ideas Like Socialism

(October 16, 2018)

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  • Mojdeh Henderson, the principal at Berewick Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., sticks to a time-management plan that ensures she spends about 80 percent of her time in classrooms. —Chris Keane for Education Week
  • Mojdeh Henderson, the principal at Berewick Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., relies on a team of “first responders” who can handle matters such as student discipline and building issues. The setup allows Henderson to spend the bulk of her time doing things such as classroom observations that are meant to improve instruction. —Chris Keane for Education Week

How Principals Find Balance in All-Consuming Work

School leaders who delegate to expert staff, adhere to a schedule, and commit to taking care of themselves can thrive, time-management experts say. (October 17, 2018)

Principals Under Pressure

School-to-Work Issues Are Surging in State Legislatures

(October 16, 2018)

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School Infrastructure Is in Trouble. New Buildings Aren't the Answer

Microenvironment renovations offer schools a relatively inexpensive way to align facilities to teaching and learning, writes Bill Latham. (October 16, 2018)

We Shouldn't Teach Young Men to Fear #MeToo

The Kavanaugh confirmation process demonstrates that schools must offer boys space to understand their emotional responses, writes Jeff Frank. (October 15, 2018)

6 Steps to Data-Driven Literacy Instruction

A district reading intervention specialist explains how she makes sense of a sea of data to foster more proficient readers. (October 17, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Here's What's Behind the Nation's 'C' Grade on Student Achievement

Quality Counts 2018

The third and final installment of Quality Counts 2018 digs deeply into the data behind how states rank on academic achievement and on students' chance for success in a complex, ever-changing society.
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A Look Inside Puerto Rico's First Charter School

‘Vimenti,’ which means ‘lifelong learning,’ is the first charter school in Puerto Rico. Until now, charter schools were illegal on the island.
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Digital Directions

How to Design Computer Science for Students With Disabilities

Captions and screen readers are just a first step, said Emmanuel Schanzer of Bootstrap and Jennifer Rodriguez of PBS KIDS at the CSforALL Summit in Detroit. (October 10, 2018)

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What's the Right Amount of Homework? Many Students Get Too Little, Brief Argues

A new article from Education Next asserts that students from low-income families may not be getting enough homework. (October 10, 2018)

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7 Lessons Learned From Leaders in Business, Education Working to Boost Literacy

As literacy challenges loom, what can businesses and other organizations do, or avoid doing, to help boost literacy levels for children and adults? This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (October 2, 2018)

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