Another American School Is Devastated by Gun Violence

A 17-year-old junior shot and killed 10 people, many of them students, and wounded 13 others in a rampage at Santa Fe High School in Texas. It was the 13th school shooting this year in which people were injured or killed by gunfire. (May 18, 2018)

Students, Educators Lost in Texas School Shooting: Their Stories

An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering the classroom, an exchange student who aspired to work in civil service, and a substitute teacher who frequently hosted gatherings were among the 10 people killed at a Texas high school. (May 21, 2018)

Student Activists: 'You Are Going to Listen to Us' on Gun Violence

(May 17, 2018)

Will the Texas Shooting Prompt Action From Trump's School Safety Commission?

(May 21, 2018)

Under Trump, After-School Funds Are on Thin Ice

(May 18, 2018)

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Chicago Students Get a Powerful History Lesson

Elementary school students from a Chicago charter school journeyed more than 600 miles for a lesson on how children and teenagers changed the course of history in Birmingham—from the people who were there. (May 21, 2018)

I'm a Veteran Teacher. Here's Why I'm Speaking Out

(May 21, 2018)

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No, Teacher Strikes Do Not Help Students

When teachers use their students as leverage, they damage their own professionalism, write William J. Bennett and Karen Nussle. (May 16, 2018)

Does School Choice Put Freedom Before Equity?

As parents turn to the education marketplace to get ahead, some students get left behind, argues one education professor. (May 14, 2018)

Let's Be Clear: The Power of Precise Language at Work

When we get down into the nitty gritty of real names, faces, and numbers, a much clearer picture of our schools emerge, writes Rebecca Mieliwocki. (May 16, 2018)

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Yearly Reports

Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card

Quality Counts 2018

Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall. This is the first of three data-driven Quality Counts packages.
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Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that.
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Digital Directions

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Team Up to Seek 'State of the Art' Ideas for Schools

In a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek "state-of-the-art" ideas to improve students' math, writing, and "executive functions." (May 8, 2018)

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I Was a Doctor. Now I’m a Teacher. Why Don’t I Get the Same Level of Respect?

Until we remedy our pervasive denigration of teachers, public education will continue to miss the mark, writes former pediatrician Kim Talikoff. (May 9, 2018)

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Market Brief

Principals Report More Influence Over School Budgets Than Curriculum Choice in National Survey

School principals across the U.S. were asked how much actual influence they have in two areas: establishing curriculum and school budgets in this study. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (May 10, 2018)

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