Education Week Bias and Reliability Overview

Education Week is an independent news organization focused on covering issues about K-12 education. Founded in 1981, the publication offers content in print, broadcast and online. Education Week is owned by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. and is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The weekly magazine The website records approximately 1.33 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Education Week in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Education Week’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.49

Bias: -3.79

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Where Did the Term 'Asian American' Come From? (Opinion)046.33
Understaffed School District IT Departments Are a Big Problem. Here’s One Way to Solve It041
College Enrollment Dip Hits Students of Color the Hardest-247.33
5 Essential Questions Teachers Should Ask During Job Interviews037
A Principal’s Battle With COVID-19036.67
What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?-841.5
Supreme Court Backs Suits Challenging School Policies That Seek Only ‘Nominal’ Damages050
Biden Administration, Education Groups Back School District in Student Online Speech Case049
Lawsuit Challenges Admissions Changes Meant to Boost Diversity at Acclaimed High School0.3346.67
Major Case on Student Off-Campus Speech to Be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court April 28043
AP Exams Can't Be Business as Usual This Year (Opinion)-2.3340
‘Deaths Every Single Day': Leading a School Through the Pandemic and Racial Strife-2.3342.33
Districts Eye Summer and Beyond to Recoup Learning Losses. Here’s What 3 Have on Tap-0.3347
Want to Improve Learning Outcomes? Give Students More Time (Opinion)-340
One District’s COVID-19 Journey: A Year of Upheaval and Unexpected Insights045
This Could Be the Moment to Help the Poorest Among Us: Our Nation's Children (Opinion)-14.3334.67
Student Interest in Health-Care Careers Takes Off During Pandemic045.67
Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Rule on Responding to Sexual Assault in Schools-444
The Dr. Seuss Controversy: What Educators Need to Know-3.6744.67
'Data' Has Become a Dirty Word to Public Education Advocates. It Doesn't Have to Be (Opinion)-4.3339.33
Summer School, Extended Learning a Priority in $129 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill-3.6745.33
Miguel Cardona Takes Key Step Forward in Drama-Free Senate Committee Vote-243.67
Is Biden Lowering the Bar for What ‘Reopening Schools’ Means?045
Judge: District Had No Duty to Flag Danger From Student in Parkland Shootings048
Governors, State Lawmakers: Schools Should Reopen for In-Person Learning047.67