Schools are paying attention to what students post online, concerned about school safety and culture. Critics say this may violate free-speech and privacy rights. Here’s the view from one district. (June 20, 2017)
Cambridge Public Schools in Massachusetts is working to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into classrooms to help both students and teachers manage their stress and regulate their emotions. (June 7, 2017)
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How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. (June 6, 2017)
Amid renewed concerns about safety, a record number of states are considering legislation to add seat belts to school buses, sparking a controversial and emotional debate. (May 16, 2017)
The Disparate Impact of School Closings
Reporter Denisa Superville shares the latest data on why schools close and which communities and students are typically affected.
Training Teachers to Help Students Spot Fake News
Amid growing concerns that students have difficulty discerning between misleading and reliable news and information, some media literacy groups are ramping up training for teachers and providing strategies and resources. (June 20, 2017)
Value of the CCCs Campaign – Alexis Alston: Architect
[Content provided by ASHA] As an ASHA-Certified Speech Language Pathologist, Alexis has been able to help her students improve.
Tweens & Social Media: Online Habits Start Early
The explosion of smartphones and social media apps puts the online world at the fingertips of younger and younger children. Two middle-schoolers tell us how and why they use social media. (June 21, 2017)
In This School District, Health and Wellness Start With Teachers
The North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh has long focused on the health and wellness of its students. But district leaders noticed some alarming trends in the health of its staff.
School Bus Cameras Catch Violators
In Austin, Texas, when the flashing red lights go on and stop signs come out, video cameras start recording and drivers who illegally pass school buses get hefty fines. The number of violations may surprise you! (May 17, 2017)
How to Cultivate Positive School Leadership
Popular author and EdWeek blogger Peter DeWitt talks with Commentary editor Elizabeth Rich about the kind of mindset principals and teachers need to drive positive school leadership. (May 8, 2017)
Hidden Inequities: How Differences in Parents’ Income Play Out in Schools
When it comes to their children’s education, high-income parents tend to interact with schools a little differently than parents at the lower end of the income scale. (April 25, 2017)
Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism
A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
Teaching Fractions Under the Common Core
Zach Champagne, assistant in research at FCR-STEM at Florida State University, compares the “traditional” area model for teaching fractions to the number-line model emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. (November 7, 2014)
Gaming for Life Skills
Could a video game about aliens change the way U.S. schools think about testing? Researchers in Wisconsin believe new games like Crystals of Kaydor can measure learning in real time and help build “noncognitive skills” like self-control and empathy.
Dan Meyer on Real-World Math
Math teacher Dan Meyer explains how presenting real-life scenarios through photos and videos makes math problems "irresistible" to students. (April 5, 2011)
'Co-Teaching Is a Marriage'
Two Baltimore-area school teachers explore what it's like to share a classroom every day. (October 14, 2011)
Fighting Student Homelessness
Correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest school districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families. (February 14, 2017)
What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?
Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world beyond the classroom. (April 19, 2017)
A New York City teacher explains how he uses this classic experiment to teach self-control. (September 20, 2011)
How It Works: Adaptive Testing
Learn how adaptive testing works in this video and see what states are adopting it. (October 22, 2012)
Video Solves New Math Problems
In Mooresville, N.C., one educator discusses how digital content has transformed the way she teaches and the way her students learn. (May 17, 2013)