Five Common Traits of the Top School Systems

What lessons can states that perform well on the Quality Counts annual rankings offer other states looking to move the needle? (January 19, 2018)

Report and Rankings

Map: State Grades on K-12 Education

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)

Ohio's Largest Cyber Charter Closes Mid-Year

(January 19, 2018)

How One District Cut Student Homelessness by 25 Percent

(January 19, 2018)

10 Big Ideas in Education

Trump Administration Appeals to High Court on Injunction Restoring DACA

(January 19, 2018)

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No, Students Don't Need Grades

It's time to reimagine a classroom where students are driven by curiosity rather than a score, writes educator and author Mark Barnes. (January 18, 2018)

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Four Prerequisites for a Productive Education Debate

In our hyperpolarized political environment, education scholars should wade into public debates wisely, cautions Patrick J. Wolf. (January 18, 2018)

How to Tell if a Coaching Conversation Is Going Wrong

A conversation gone wrong creates an emotional chasm—which makes the coaching far less impactful, writes Elena Aguilar. (January 17, 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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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.

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Digital Directions

Computer, Data-Science Skills Worth Extra Across Job Market, Analysis Finds

Twenty percent of living-wage jobs now value computer-science skills, and those jobs pay $20,000 more per year than jobs that don’t, according to a Burning Glass/Oracle Academy analysis. (January 12, 2018)

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La. Teacher's Arrest Wasn't the Only Time School Boards Tried to Block Free Speech

The viral arrest of a Louisiana teacher isn't the only time school boards have clashed with parents and educators over free speech. (January 11, 2018)

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Market Brief

Feds Searching for Partner to Support Open Educational Resources Project

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking an outside, nonprofit organization to help it support and build the #GoOpen Network. This story is from EdWeek Market Brief, a service offering business and school leaders actionable insights about the K-12 marketplace. (January 16, 2018)

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