A Progress Report: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Six months into her new job, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has faced political and logistical challenges in getting her agenda off the ground. (August 8, 2017)
What the Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Teachers
Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of classroom experience, federal statistics show.
A Superintendent Mobilizes to Mitigate the Effects of Lead Exposure on Students
Bilal Tawwab, the schools superintendent in Flint, Mich., is leading a comprehensive effort to head off the effects of lead on his students.
Meal Programs Help Ensure Children Get Fed During the Summer
For some children, the summer can be the hungriest time of year, because they miss out on school breakfast and lunch. We visited a food bank in Omaha, Neb., that is trying to fill that summer hunger gap. (July 25, 2017)
At First Denied U.S. Entry, Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Shows the World What They Can Do
After visa issues, an all-girls team from Afghanistan finally reached the U.S. to participate in a robotics competition. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza talks with some of the girls. (July 18, 2017)
How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.
Snapchat and Schools - Monitoring What Students Post Online
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)
To Introduce Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom, This District Starts With Its Teachers
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)
Seat Belts on School Buses – Imperative or Impractical?
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)
How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News
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)
Daniel Willingham Talks Reading and the Mind
Liana Heitin Loewus, an assistant editor for Education Week, sits down with Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, to talk about his new book, The Reading Mind. (May 17, 2017)
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