Education Week is proud to announce the first three exceptional educators it has selected for its 2017 class of Leaders To Learn From. Meet the full slate in February. (December 6, 2016)
Many African-American parents in poor communities say charter schools have been a lifeline. But the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, is calling for a moratorium. (November 22, 2016)
America's national parks have been called the country's "largest classroom," in part because they provide millions of hours in free educational programming every year.
In California, nearly 1 in 4 children don't speak English fluently. On Election Day, the state's voters will decide whether to overturn a longstanding policy of English-only classrooms, or whether to embrace bilingual education. November 4, 2016.
Upset about state budget cuts, a record number of Oklahoma teachers are running for state legislature positions this election season.
Service Dogs and Students With Disabilities in the U.S. Supreme Court
The justices will decide whether service dogs for children with disabilities in school are more a matter for the Americans with Disabilities Act or federal special education law. (October 25, 2016)
Feeling at Home in School
Dinora Flores, a daughter of Mexican immigrants, talks about adjusting to life at a state-run residential high school for advanced math and science students. (October 24, 2016)
What Clinton and Trump Have Said, and Not Said, About Education
The Politics K-12 team discusses the two leading presidential candidates' positions on school choice, the Common Core State Standards, and teachers. (October 6, 2016)
A Mother's Battle for Classroom Cameras
Texas mother Breggett Rideau talks about her 10-year fight for the state's school districts to install cameras in self-contained special education classrooms upon parent request. (September 30, 2016)
Bridging the Cultural Divide Between Teachers and Students
STEP-UP, a month-long intensive fellowship in Chicago, seeks to teach cultural competency through immersion. (September 2, 2016)
Walking in a Student's Shoes
The Shadow a Student Challenge encourages school leaders to spend a day walking in a students' shoes. Assistant principal Karen Ritter followed a 9th grader through all of his classes. What did she learn? (August 11, 2016)
Beyond Bathrooms: The Transgender Student Experience
The battle over bathroom access for transgender students is heating up. Stuck in the middle of the legal battle are transgender students, who say their needs are far more complex. (June 13, 2016)
Amid Influx of Muslim Students, Schools Temper Tensions
In St. Cloud, Minn., a large influx of Somali immigrants has sparked intolerance in the community. The city's school district, however, is working to create a welcoming climate. (May 19, 2016)
Getting Students' Names Right: Why It Matters
Students at Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School in San Jose, Calif., describe how their names get mispronounced and misspelled in school. (May 9, 2016)
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)
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)
Blended Learning, Real Teaching
Students and teachers at Mott Hall V Middle School in New York City experience a blended learning environment, which combines online learning and face-to-face instruction. (March 9, 2012)