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At Monument Valley High School in Kayenta, Arizona, students from the Navajo Nation get hands-on instruction in caring for animals. Director Clyde McBride discusses how the program helps prepare students for success. (April 19, 2017)
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A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
Bill Nye The Science Guy joined PBS Education Editor Vicky Pasquantonio to discuss ways of empowering kids to pursue science. (April 3, 2017)
What Is Grit? Should Schools Be Judged for How 'Gritty' Students Are?
University of Pennsylvania psychologist and author Angela Duckworth previews her keynote discussion on grit and the role it plays in the success of students, educators, and schools. (May 25, 2016)
Using “Hamilton” in the Classroom
In New York City, 400 public school teachers got free tickets to “Hamilton" and the chance to bring the musical's historical themes and lessons about immigration and diversity into the classroom. (March 27, 2017)
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Caring for the Emotional Health of Military Children
Military child-care centers provide a stable social and emotional environment for military children and peace of mind for their families. (March 21, 2017)
How Scrapping Transgender Bathroom Guidelines Impacts Schools
Federal guidelines advising schools to let transgender kids use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity are being withdrawn. Reporter Evie Blad discusses the issue. (February 22, 2017)
School Police: What’s Their Role? How Should They Treat Students?
In Minnesota, the St. Paul school district revamped its school policing program to focus less on enforcement and more on student relationships. (January 24, 2016)
Why K-12 Ed-Tech Companies’ Pitches Fall Flat
EdWeek Market Brief Senior Editor Sean Cavanagh talks to school district leaders about what they want to hear from vendors–and what turns them off. (February 14, 2017)
Career and Technical Education That Helps Students Succeed - Meet a 2017 Leader to Learn From
Clyde McBride, director of career and technical education in Kayenta, Ariz., runs a powerhouse pre-veterinary-sciences program that propels Navajo students to college and prepares them for jobs. (January 6, 2017)
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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)
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)
Building Skills in the Interactive Schoolhouse
Middle school students in Irving, Texas, are using a mix of digital tools to learn about sustainable energy in their new "net zero" school building, which produces as much energy as it consumes. (March 12, 2013)