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Education Week
Education Week logo.svg
Owner(s)Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
Founder(s)Ronald A. Wolk[1]
PublisherEditorial Projects in Education, Inc.
PresidentMichele J. Givens, President and CEO
Editor-in-chiefScott Montgomery, Editor-in-Chief/Chief Content Officer
Managing editorKathleen Kennedy Manzo, Managing Editor
Staff writersabout 35 journalists (plus interns)[2]
FoundedSeptember 7, 1981; 40 years ago (1981-09-07)
Political alignmentNonpartisan [3]
OCLC number07579948

Education Week is an independent news organization that has covered K–12 education since 1981. It is owned by Editorial Projects in Education (EPE), a nonprofit organization, and headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland in Greater Washington DC.

The newspaper publishes 37 issues a year, including three special annual reports (Quality Counts, Technology Counts, and Leaders to Learn From). From 1997 to 2010, Quality Counts was sponsored by the Pew Center on the States.[4]


In 1957, Corbin Gwaltney, founder and then editor of Johns Hopkins Magazine for alumni of Johns Hopkins University, and a group of other university alumni magazine editors came together to discuss writing on higher education and decided to form Editorial Projects for Education (EPE), a nonprofit educational organization. Soon after, Gwaltney left Johns Hopkins Magazine to become the first full-time employee of the newly created EPE, starting in an office in his apartment in Baltimore and later moving to an office near the Johns Hopkins campus.[5] He realized that higher education would benefit from a news publication.[6] Gwaltney and other board members of EPE met to plan a new publication. In 1966, EPE published the first issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.[6][7][8]

In 1978, EPE sold Chronicle to its editors and shifted its attention. With the support of several philanthropies, EPE went on to launch Education Week under the leadership of Ronald A. Wolk.[9] The first issue of Education Week appeared on September 7, 1981, and sought to provide Chronicle-like coverage of elementary and secondary education.[10] It launched with a splash by running a scoop[11] about efforts by President Ronald Reagan's administration to downgrade the U.S. Department of Education, which was then still in its infancy.[1] In August 1981, EPE officially changed the name to Editorial Projects in Education.


  1. ^ a b Walsh, Mark (April 29, 2018). "Ronald A. Wolk, Education Week Founder Who Launched New Era for K-12 Journalism, Dies at 86". Education Week.
  2. ^ "Editorial Projects in Education Staff". Education Week. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Statement of Editorial Independence and Standards". Education Week. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  4. ^ "Diplomas Count". Editorial Projects in Education. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  5. ^ Baldwin, Patricia L. (1995). Covering the Campus: The History of the Chronicle of Higher Education, 1966-1993. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press. p. 167. ISBN 0-929398-96-3.
  6. ^ a b De Pasquale, Sue (April 2000). "A Model of Lively Thought". Johns Hopkins Magazine. Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
  7. ^ Viadero, Debra, Education Week: "A Media Organization With Many Faces". Education Week, September 6, 2006
  8. ^ Baldwin, Joyce (Winter 2006). "Chronicling Higher Education for Nearly Forty Years" (PDF). Carnegie Results. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 7, 2012. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Anderson, Nick (May 2, 2018). "Ronald Wolk, whose Education Week put national spotlight on schools, dies at 86". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Archer, Jeff (September 6, 2006). "Education Week: The Story Behind the Stories". Education Week. Bethesda, MD: Editorial Projects in Education. 26 (2): 36–40. ISSN 0277-4232. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Far-Reaching Shift in Federal Role Urged by Bell". Education Week. September 7, 1981.

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