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Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2020
In fall of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center set out to gain a clearer sense of nationwide teacher and teacher education perceptions and practices by sending out two surveys about topics related to early reading instruction, especially as it related to phonics. One survey was taken by 674 K-2 and elementary special education teachers who indicated…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Early Reading, Reading Instruction, Phonics
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
Disruptive changes sparked by education technology and other forces are on the radar of education analysts. Even a quick internet search reveals a whole host of articles and organizations focused on educational innovation. But how do educators currently working in schools and districts think about innovation? How much of a priority is it for them?…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Barriers
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
In December 2018, the Education Week Research Center, with the assistance of the Journalism Education Association, conducted an online survey of nearly 500 K-12 journalism educators to learn more about the current status of the programs in which they work. This report examines survey results regarding President Trump's criticism of the media,…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, National Surveys, Mass Media, Student Participation
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Victor; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
In the spring of 2019, the EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of more than 1,200 K-12 gifted and talented teachers and coordinators to learn more about how districts and schools define, identify, serve, and instruct students in gifted and talented programs. A major objective was to gain a better understanding of the extent to which…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Equal Education, Disproportionate Representation, Screening Tests
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Chen, Xinchun; Furuya, Yukiko – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
To better understand the practices that teachers employ to personalize instruction and the attitudes or experiences that shape those strategies, the EdWeek Research Center surveyed nearly 600 pre-K-12 teachers. The nationally-representative survey, conducted in July and August of 2019, gauges teachers' overall attitudes on the personalized…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Surveys
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
In March 2019, the EdWeek Research Center conducted an online survey of 700 pre-K-12 teachers to learn more about how they experience and perceive ed-tech innovation. Results suggest that K-12 schools, while not innovation deserts, have plenty of room to grow when it comes to meaningful and positive changes to the ways in which they use technology.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Blomstrom, Olivia – Editorial Projects in Education, 2019
If students and teachers do not feel safe, it is difficult for learning to occur. But how safe do they really feel? And what do teachers think would improve that sense of safety? Is it another security camera, an additional active shooter drill? A social-emotional learning program? Resources for student mental health? What are schools doing now to…
Descriptors: School Safety, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Elementary School Teachers
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2018
Even though K-12 districts and schools are among the nation's biggest employers, little if any information exists on educators' experiences with workplace sexual misconduct. In the winter of 2018, the Education Week Research Center set out to address this information gap by surveying teachers and administrators about their experiences with and…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Work Environment
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2018
In recent decades, the number of school resource officers has exploded. In 2013, about 30 percent of schools had one, as compared to 1 percent in 1975, The New York Times reported in 2018. These officers have increasingly received attention in the wake of high-profile school shootings. Yet relatively little is known about them. Who are they? How…
Descriptors: Police School Relationship, Security Personnel, Police, School Safety
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2018
In February 2018, the Education Week Research Center fielded an online survey to more than 500 school leaders, including principals, assistant principals, and deans. The questionnaire focused on screen-time, personalized learning, social media, cyber-bullying, media literacy, sexting, and the Computer Science for All movement. Highlights of survey…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
Kurtz, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alex; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2018
As the nation has become increasingly politically divided in the wake of the 2016 Presidential elections, educators have turned their attention to civics education that might have the ability to encourage students to engage productively in public life. In addition, the February 2018 shootings at Parkland High School sparked a nationwide movement…
Descriptors: Civics, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship Education, Barriers
Yettick, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2017
No matter how big, well-funded, or popular a reform might be with lawmakers or the public, the buck ultimately stops with the teacher who has the ultimate responsibility of implementing the changes in the classroom. For this reason, it is critical to understand how teachers view education reforms. Are they embracing the changes? Are they getting…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change, National Surveys, Teaching Methods
Yettick, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Osher, Michael – Editorial Projects in Education, 2017
K-12 educators comprise a large and influential presence in American politics. Not only do they vote in significant numbers, but they also, at least in theory, possess the power to shape a new generation of young voters, not least by encouraging informed civic participation. When it comes to myriad issues related directly to education, their views…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
Yettick, Holly; Lloyd, Sterling; Harwin, Alexandra; Riemer, Andrew; Swanson, Christopher B. – Editorial Projects in Education, 2016
The concept of growth mindset--the belief that intelligence can be developed through effort--has gained considerable attention in K-12 education in recent years. To learn more about educators' experiences and views regarding growth mindset, the Education Week Research Center developed an original survey and administered it to a national sample of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, National Surveys
Editorial Projects in Education, 2015
To better understand educators' views of social and emotional learning, the Education Week Research Center invited users of edweek.org--"Education Week'"s flagship website--to participate in an online survey in April 2015. A total of 709 people participated, with 562 deemed qualified based on self-identification as a K-12 teacher or…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, National Surveys, Online Surveys
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