Homeschooling in the United States
Home schooling has gained wider attention and more-mainstream acceptance as the numbers of students learning at home doubled in the past decade—a trend driven in some measure by the expansion of online schooling options. (February 5, 2018)
6 Tips for Going Gradeless
Author and Education Week blogger Starr Sackstein offers some quick tips for teachers who want to stop marking student progress with letters and numbers, and instead focus on ongoing learning. (January 30, 2018)
Five Common Traits of Top State School Systems
Education Week’s annual Quality Counts report card ranks state school systems on a host of factors, and the data shows common strengths among top performers. (January 25, 2018)
The Age of Artificial Intelligence: How Educators Can Prepare Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs
Artificial intelligence will disrupt the workforce, and students need to be prepared. What must educators do to get young people ready for the coming disruptions? (January 9, 2018)
A Political Snapshot of America’s K-12 Educators
A nationally representative Education Week survey shows rifts among teachers, principals, and superintendents on hot-button social issues affecting K-12 education, including immigration, charter schools, vouchers, and LGBT rights. (December 13, 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)
How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.
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)
Open Educational Resources: Some Basics
In this digital age, free online educational resources (OER) are getting an increasingly high profile. Here’s a guide on what they are, why they’re popular, and what educators need to be cautious about in using them. (April 17, 2017)
What Is Formative Assessment?
Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, helps clear up some confusion about what formative assessment is—and how it differs from other types of assessments used in classrooms across the country. (February 17, 2017)
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