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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
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
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
Editorial Projects in Education, 2014
The Common Core State Standards Initiative will enter a critical period during the 2014-15 school year. Several states have recently reversed course on adoption of the mathematics and English/language arts standards, as vocal opposition gains prominence elsewhere. Despite fraying of the two national consortia developing assessments tied to the new…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, National Surveys
Editorial Projects in Education, 2014
To better understand the views of teachers and school-based administrators on student engagement and motivation, the Education Week Research Center invited users of edweek.org--"Education Week"'s flagship website--to participate in an online survey in April 2014. Surveys were received from 606 respondents, with 504 being deemed qualified…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Online Surveys
Swanson, Christopher B. – Editorial Projects in Education, 2009
The condition of America's high schools stands as a central concern among both educators and policymakers. Independent research has revealed a state of affairs in which three in ten students fail to finish high school with a diploma and in which barely half of historically disadvantaged minority students graduate. This report, a successor to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Metropolitan Areas
Swanson, Christopher B. – Editorial Projects in Education, 2008
Graduation rates have become a prominent feature in the landscape of high school reform and within the larger world of educational policy. Studies conducted over the past several years have repeatedly demonstrated that far fewer American students are completing high school with diplomas than had previously been realized. Whereas the conventional…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Graduation Rate, Graduation, Metropolitan Areas
Swanson, Christopher B.; Barlage, Janelle – Editorial Projects in Education, 2006
The Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, with support from the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, has conducted a study of the factors that have influenced the educational policy landscape during the past decade. Using a two-stage survey methodology, leading education-policy experts were asked first to identify and then to rate highly…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Educational Policy, Research Utilization, Research Methodology