These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Education Week Left-Center biased based on advocacy and editorial positions that align with a moderate liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine / Organization-Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1981, Education Week is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization covering news and analysis on education issues. According to their about page, they are “the comprehensive cornerstone for educators, policymakers, and business leaders alike.”
Editorial Projects in Education, Inc is the publisher and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in Greater Washington DC. Please see here for the board of trustees.
Funded by / Ownership
Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) is the nonprofit publisher of Education Week. Education Week is a nonprofit organization funded through donations and grants. Notable supporters include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Charles Butt Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the NewSchools Venture Fund, among many. Please see here for a complete list of supporters.
Advertising, subscriptions, and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Education Week Magazine reports on a broad range of topics covering local, state, and national news, educational politics, and policy reform that affects preschool educators through the twelfth grade. Education Week also produces in-depth reports focused on concerning issues.
In review, articles and headlines often utilize moderate emotional language, such as “What Education Issues Did Voters Care About Most? Hint: It Was Not Critical Race Theory.” This story, like most, is properly sourced from credible outlets such as The National Education Association (NEA) (the largest labor union in the United States). Further, also within this article, they demonstrate balanced reporting by sharing opposing viewpoints from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative policy think tank.
Editorially, Education Week favors the left by promoting diversity and equity. They also report negatively on former President Trump, such as: “Trump Targets History Class as Well as School Choice in Bid for Second Term,” and Republicans, such as “Here’s the Long List of Topics Republicans Want Banned From the Classroom.”
Education Week generally publishes factual news that holds a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. They are used as a resource by fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate Education Week Left-Center biased based on advocacy and editorial positions that align with a moderate liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 12/29/2022) Updated (11/08/2023)
Last Updated on November 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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