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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)
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)
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.
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.
Vermont Parents Square Off Over Vaccine Rules for School
States are wrestling with how far to go in requiring parents to vaccinate their school-aged children. The story of one Vermont child helped sway lawmakers there. (September 27, 2017)
Who Are the Nation’s English-Learners?
The nation’s English-learners are the fastest growing segment of the K-12 student population, and now make up 10 percent of public school enrollment. (September 26, 2017)
5 Things Students Should Know About the First Amendment
Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, but at a time when understanding the U.S. Constitution seems more important than ever, many Americans fall well short of even basic knowledge. (September 15, 2017)
The Legal Landscape for Transgender Students
Schools must consider a patchwork of local, state, and federal policies when determining their obligations to transgender students in areas like access to bathrooms and locker rooms. (August 21, 2017)
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.
'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)
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)
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)