Go deeper on the latest education issues with these explainers from Education Week
Classroom Technology Explainer Is the Gas App Safe? Here's What You Need to Know
Gas is billed as a positive, safer alternative to other popular social media apps. But experts see problems.
Reading & Literacy Explainer 'Encoding' Explained: What It Is and Why It's Essential to Literacy
From children's earliest strokes on a page to letter formation and spelling, writing helps students connect speech to print.
Classroom Technology Explainer What Is ChatGPT and How Is It Used in Education?
Some educators think the popular AI bot could revolutionize teaching. Others worry it will have the opposite effect.
Equity & Diversity Explainer School Dress Code Debates, Explained
What are they, who do they serve, and do they need to be changed?
School & District Management Explainer What to Know About PCBs in Schools: A Visual Primer
Key facts about a toxic chemical that continues to contaminate older schools.
Student Well-Being Explainer Why Districts Are Stocking Naloxone in Response to the Opioid Crisis
Districts are equipping schools with an overdose-reversal drug due to emergencies caused by fentanyl and other opioids.
Student Well-Being Explainer The School Year Is Getting Hotter. How Does Heat Affect Student Learning and Well-Being?
Climate change will lead to more hot school days, and experts say schools are not prepared.
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.
School & District Management Explainer Who Are Paraprofessionals and What Do They Do?
Paraprofessionals are a vital part of the classroom team with a wide range of responsibilities and skills.
School & District Management Infographic School Staffing by the Numbers
How many people work in schools, what types of work do they do, and how much do they get paid? Education Week breaks it down for you.
Teaching Explainer What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?
Here's what it means to be a culturally responsive teacher and where critical race theory ties in—or not.
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.
Privacy & Security Explainer School Cyberattacks, Explained
Hackers are terrorizing schools with increasingly complex attacks, causing data breaches and more. Here’s what educators need to know.
School & District Management Explainer Teachers' COVID Sick Leave, Explained
Who gets paid? Are unvaccinated teachers eligible? How long should teachers be allowed to take off? Districts' answers will surprise you.