Money the Top Education Theme in State Midterms

Debates over teacher pay and more money for schools tested voters’ appetite for tax hikes to raise that money. Now comes the reckoning for newly elected officials. (November 12, 2018)

6 Things Schools Need to Know About Interoperability

Technologist and privacy advocate Bill Fitzgerald argues that school districts and education companies need to better understand the problems interoperability can solve and those that it can’t. (November 12, 2018)

A Principal's 4,800-Mile Road Trip to Visit Other Schools. What Did He Learn?

(November 12, 2018)

Why Does Personalized Learning Sometimes Feel Impersonal?

(November 12, 2018)

'It's Like a High School Girl Fight': Talking Politics With Students After Election Day

(November 9, 2018)

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Opinion

Even If They Lose, Teachers Who Run for Office Score a Win

In 2009, after Todd Alan Price ran and lost against Tony Evers to become Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, he learned a few lessons. (November 9, 2018)

What Newly Elected Teachers Should Do Next

It was a big year for teachers in politics. Jonathan E. Collins offers four strategies for teachers-turned-legislators to keep up the momentum. (November 8, 2018)

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem, says Peter DeWitt. (November 11, 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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Steven Van Zandt Gives Teachers PD and a Rock Concert

The member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos is touring the country with his band to promote music education and show solidarity with teachers.
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Digital Directions

Computers + Collaboration = Student Learning, According to New Meta-Analysis

A review of 425 studies found significant positive impacts on learning, skill acquisition, and perceptions when computers were used to support student collaboration. (November 7, 2018)

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Teacher

How to Help Students Heal From 'Math Trauma'

Timed tests and "drill-and-kill" approaches to math education can leave students with long-lasting anxiety, writes researcher Jennifer Ruef. There's a better way to teach the subject. (November 6, 2018)

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Market Brief

Pearson Unveils Immersive History Curriculum, Even as Potential Sale of K-12 Products Looms

Pearson is marketing a new, immersive curriculum in history, even as it continues to pursue a sale of its overall K-12 curriculum in the U.S. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (November 5, 2018)

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