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Special Report Motivating All Students to Be STEM Problem Solvers
Motivating students in STEM-related classes can be difficult. But competency and confidence in STEM subjects is important for everyone.
May 28, 2024
Photo illustration of teen girl working on soldering board.
F. Sheehan for Education Week + iStock / Getty Images Plus
Special Report Special Education: Adapting to Challenging Realities
Exploring how special education services are adapting to unprecedented challenges and opportunities in education, from teacher shortages to technological advancements.
May 13, 2024
Student standing in front of a school that's distorted, hinting at changing realities.
Nicole Xu for Education Week
Special Report Relationships Matter: Building Strong Student-School Connections
More students on track, more students at school, better behavior. See how schools are harnessing the power of student relationships.
April 14, 2024
Students at Ruby Bridges Elementary School in Woodinville, Wash., play during recess on April 2, 2024. Students have access to cards with images and words on them so all students, including those who do not speak, can communicate on the playground.
Students at Ruby Bridges Elementary School in Woodinville, Wash., play during recess on April 2, 2024. Students have access to cards with images and words on them so all students, including those who do not speak, can communicate on the playground.
Meron Menghistab for Education Week
Special Report Technology & Student Wellness: How Tech, SEL, and Mental Health Are Now Linked
See how schools are trying to put student wellness front and center to help kids navigate a world in which social media and AI are all around them.
March 25, 2024
Custom illustration of a young female student in a meditative pose floating above a cell phone. She is surrounded by floating books and wide range of emotions reflected by different emojis. Digital / techie textures applied to the background.
Taylor Callery for Education Week
Special Report Schools Are Using AI. But Are They on the Right Track?
See Education Week's roadmap for how to navigate the rising role of artificial intelligence in K-12 education.
February 19, 2024
A person and a robot study a giant cylinder filled with AI elements
Kathleen Fu for Education Week
Special Report Reading to Understand: Unlocking the Elements of Comprehension
Reading comprehension is a complex element of the "science of reading." Learn how schools can foster students’ ability to make sense of texts.
January 15, 2024
First grade students read over a story they crafted together in Megan Gose’s classroom at Moorsbridge Elementary School in Portage, Mich., on Nov. 29, 2023.
First grade students read over a story they crafted together in Megan Gose’s classroom at Moorsbridge Elementary School in Portage, Mich., on Nov. 29, 2023.
Emily Elconin for Education Week
Special Report Strategies for Building a Diverse Staff
Delve into the link between diverse staff and students’ academic performance and explore strategies to recruit and retain diverse staff.
December 4, 2023
Educators listen to Rose Chu's presentation at the Edifying, Elevating, and Uplifting Teachers of Color conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 20, 2023.
Educators listen to Rose Chu's presentation at the Edifying, Elevating, and Uplifting Teachers of Color conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on Oct. 20, 2023.
Andrea Ellen Reed for Education Week
Suzan Harris, principal of Henderson Middle School, works with teachers during a planning period at the school in Jackson, Ga., on Oct. 16, 2023.
Suzan Harris, principal of Henderson Middle School, works with teachers during a planning period at the school in Jackson, Ga., on Oct. 16, 2023.
Dustin Chambers for Education Week
Special Report Tackling the Mental Health Crisis in Schools
Adolescents’ mental health is getting worse, and schools are on the front lines.
October 16, 2023
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Special Report Learning Recovery: Getting It to Work
Academic recovery is hard. See how some districts are pulling it off in this special report.
September 25, 2023
EL teacher Katina Tibbetts holds up a dry erase board of main ideas her 3rd grade level Wit and Wisdom students came up with after observing the painting "The Boating Party" by Mary Cassatt at East Veterans Memorial Elementary in Gloucester, Mass., on Sept. 20, 2023.
EL teacher Katina Tibbetts holds up a dry erase board of main ideas her 3rd grade level Wit and Wisdom students came up with after observing the painting "The Boating Party" by Mary Cassatt at East Veterans Memorial Elementary in Gloucester, Mass., on Sept. 20, 2023.
Libby O'Neill for Education Week
Special Report Math + Tech: Are We Solving the Equation?
Math educators are testing new technologies such as artificial intelligence to see if they can help improve math instruction.
September 18, 2023
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Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas to Solve New and Persistent Challenges in Education
A look at the substantive divides in education—over how we pay teachers, how we teach reading, how we integrate AI, and much more.
September 1, 2023
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Traci Debarko for Education Week

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