Reported Essay

Insights and analysis from Education Week journalists based on their extensive coverage and expertise
School Climate & Safety Reported Essay Why Can't We Talk to Each Other Anymore?
Binary thinking is tearing the K-12 world apart. It doesn't have to be this way.
Kevin Bushweller, September 6, 2022
13 min read
School & District Management Reported Essay Teachers Are Ready for Systemic Change. Are Schools?
The pandemic underscored the need for school change. Leaders must be ready to take on that work.
Madeline Will, September 6, 2022
7 min read
Student Well-Being Reported Essay We Talk a Lot About Student Mental Health. We Need More Action
The pandemic has brought new attention to student mental health concerns. Schools need sustained help to respond.
Evie Blad, September 6, 2022
9 min read
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay The Key to More Equitable Schools? Deep Commitment
Schools are making progress on their DEI goals, but nothing short of an education overhaul will achieve equity.
Ileana Najarro, September 6, 2022
10 min read
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay When Did Equity Become a 'Trigger' Word?
Education equity may be inscribed in federal law, but that doesn't mean everyone agrees on what it means.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 6, 2022
12 min read
Policy & Politics Reported Essay What Is the Purpose of School?
We can’t build resilient schools until we agree what education's core role should be. And right now, we don’t agree.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 14, 2021
8 min read
Families & the Community Reported Essay Pandemic Parents Are More Engaged. How Can Schools Keep It Going?
Families have a better sense of what their child is learning, but schools will have to make some structural shifts to build on what they started.
Alyson Klein, September 14, 2021
6 min read
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Do Students Have What They Need? One Survey Looks to Answer That Question
Even before the pandemic started, one state started thinking about how to understand student needs better. That plan accelerated with the virus.
Evie Blad, September 14, 2021
4 min read
Ed-Tech Policy Reported Essay Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies
Schools were less prepared for digital learning than they thought they were.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 14, 2021
5 min read
School & District Management Reported Essay Principals Need Social-Emotional Support, Too
By overlooking the well-being of their school leaders, districts could limit how much their schools can flourish.
Denisa R. Superville, September 14, 2021
7 min read
Teaching Profession Reported Essay Students Aren’t the Only Ones Grieving
Faced with so many losses stemming from the pandemic, what can be done to help teachers manage their own grief?
Ileana Najarro, September 14, 2021
4 min read
Teaching Profession Reported Essay Teachers Are Not OK, Even Though We Need Them to Be
The pandemic has put teachers through the wringer. Administrators must think about staff well-being differently.
Madeline Will, September 14, 2021
6 min read
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay What the Indian Caste System Taught Me About Racism in American Schools
Born and raised in India, reporter Eesha Pendharkar isn’t convinced that America’s anti-racist efforts are enough to make students of color feel like they belong.
Eesha Pendharkar, September 14, 2021
7 min read
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Our Student Homeless Numbers Are Staggering. Schools Can Be a Bridge to a Solution
The pandemic has only made the student homelessness situation more volatile. Schools don’t have to go it alone.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 14, 2021
5 min read