Go deeper on the latest education issues with these explainers from Education Week
Teaching Profession Explainer Do Teachers Get Paid Maternity Leave? Do They Get Vacation Days? These Answers and More
Here's how teachers' sick leave and other benefits work—and how they're changing due to COVID-19 and other pressures.
Teaching Video Explainer: What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?
Plenty of educators say they use culturally responsive teaching in the classroom but many don't know its history or what it means.
Teaching Profession Video Explainer: Why Is America’s Teaching Force So White?
A lack of diversity in the teaching profession is a problem with academic ramifications for all students. A look at the history behind the issue.
Education Funding Explainer Everything You Need to Know About Schools and COVID Relief Funds
How much did your district get in pandemic emergency aid? When must the money be spent? Is there more on the way? EdWeek has the answers.
English-Language Learners Explainer Who's Teaching the Children Crossing the U.S. Border? Answers to 6 Questions
A growing number of unaccompanied minors are crossing into the U.S. via the southwestern border. What's happening with their education?
Equity & Diversity Video What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Are States Banning It? (Video)
Several state legislatures have severely limited the way teachers can discuss issues of race in the classroom.
Equity & Diversity Explainer What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?
Debates about critical race theory are coming to your district, board room, and classroom. Here's what you need to understand about the academic concept—and how it's portrayed in political circles.