Education Week Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Education Week in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.65

Bias: -3.74

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
‘Genius Hour’ Lets Kids Take Charge: Would Einstein Have Liked This? 0 53.33
Don’t Use SAT and ACT as Your High School Tests, Study Urges -5.67 38
Where Did the Term 'Asian American' Come From? (Opinion) 0 46.33
Understaffed School District IT Departments Are a Big Problem. Here’s One Way to Solve It 0 41
College Enrollment Dip Hits Students of Color the Hardest -2 47.33
5 Essential Questions Teachers Should Ask During Job Interviews 0 37
A Principal’s Battle With COVID-19 0 36.67
What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack? -8 41.5
Supreme Court Backs Suits Challenging School Policies That Seek Only ‘Nominal’ Damages 0 50
Biden Administration, Education Groups Back School District in Student Online Speech Case 0 49
Lawsuit Challenges Admissions Changes Meant to Boost Diversity at Acclaimed High School 0.33 46.67
Major Case on Student Off-Campus Speech to Be Heard by U.S. Supreme Court April 28 0 43
AP Exams Can't Be Business as Usual This Year (Opinion) -2.33 40
‘Deaths Every Single Day': Leading a School Through the Pandemic and Racial Strife -2.33 42.33
Districts Eye Summer and Beyond to Recoup Learning Losses. Here’s What 3 Have on Tap -0.33 47
Want to Improve Learning Outcomes? Give Students More Time (Opinion) -3 40
One District’s COVID-19 Journey: A Year of Upheaval and Unexpected Insights 0 45
This Could Be the Moment to Help the Poorest Among Us: Our Nation's Children (Opinion) -14.33 34.67
Student Interest in Health-Care Careers Takes Off During Pandemic 0 45.67
Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Rule on Responding to Sexual Assault in Schools -4 44
The Dr. Seuss Controversy: What Educators Need to Know -3.67 44.67
'Data' Has Become a Dirty Word to Public Education Advocates. It Doesn't Have to Be (Opinion) -4.33 39.33
Summer School, Extended Learning a Priority in $129 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill -3.67 45.33
Miguel Cardona Takes Key Step Forward in Drama-Free Senate Committee Vote -2 43.67
Is Biden Lowering the Bar for What ‘Reopening Schools’ Means? 0 45

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