Educators selling lesson plans online is becoming a popular side business. But some worry that seeing education as a “business,” will lead to fewer free resources and less professional collaboration.
A number of important issues are on the horizon as 2018 begins, including the implications of new federal tax laws, the fate of DACA students and teachers, the implications of ESSA, and the Trump administration’s plans for expanding school choice.
[Content provided by Microsoft] Watch School administrators from around the world tell how Microsoft Education solutions provides better learning outcomes on a platform that is easy to deploy and manage.
Nicole Hockley now feels it is her moral responsibility to try to prevent gun violence. It is how she honors the memory of her 6-year old son who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Meet the first three exceptional educators selected by Education Week for its 2018 class of Leaders To Learn From. Our full slate of outstanding leaders will be announced in February.
The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
It was one of the largest cheating scandals in the nation. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests. Years later, the fallout of that scandal reverberates. (October 25, 2017)
Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms to protect students from an attack on a school. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe.
What Is STEAM and Why Should Schools Find Time for It? A Principal’s Perspective
After adding a STEAM block to the schedule a Rhode Island middle school principal watches her teachers and students discover new ways of learning. (November 14, 2017)
After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s Schools Aid Recovery, Resolve to Build a Better Future
An Education Week video documentary of the role of Puerto Rico’s schools after Hurricane Maria.
GOAL Academy Scores in Colorado
[Content provided by Microsoft] GOAL Academy High School works to provide a technology-driven solution to the high-school dropout problem with Microsoft Education by putting the right tech into students’ hands.
Making Physics Fun: Step Inside The Physics Bus
Educators on The Physics Bus use old hair dryers, shop vacs, and other everyday items to demonstrate concepts like motion and electricity in lessons that make science appealing to students. (October 10, 2017)
Raising Kings: A Year of Love and Struggle at Ron Brown College Prep
Ron Brown College Prep in Washington D.C. is a radically different kind of high school. It’s a public school designed specifically to meet the needs of D.C.’s young men of color. (October 17, 2017)
Reporter’s Notebook: Puerto Rico’s Schools After Hurricane Maria
Education Week reporter Andrew Ujifusa reports from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to discuss how teachers and other educators are coping with the aftermath of the storm, which devastated the U.S. territory on Sept. 20.
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.
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)
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)
'Co-Teaching Is a Marriage'
Two Baltimore-area school teachers explore what it's like to share a classroom every day. (October 14, 2011)
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)
A New York City teacher explains how he uses this classic experiment to teach self-control. (September 20, 2011)
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)
How It Works: Adaptive Testing
Learn how adaptive testing works in this video and see what states are adopting it. (October 22, 2012)