Grandmother Turned Education Activist Battles NAACP Over Charter Schools
A Memphis, Tenn., mother of four and grandmother of 13 has become an education activist, working to improve education for children of color. She now finds herself in a battle with the NAACP over charter schools.
California Voters to Decide How Schools Teach English-Learners
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)
Older English-Learners Face 'Restricted' Opportunities to Learn
University of California, Santa Cruz, education researcher Peggy Estrada says middle- and high school-age English-language learners often have limited options and opportunities.
'A Lot of Inadequate' Teaching of English-Learners
University of California, Los Angeles, education professor Patricia Gándara says an overemphasis on English-language-learner reclassification has obscured the fact that no one knows what quality instruction for English-learners looks like.
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)
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)
The Struggle to Diversify Elite Public High Schools
Due to their selectivity, elite high schools often lack a diverse student population. How can these institutions attract and welcome students of color? Education Week spoke to students at Lowell High School in San Francisco, Calif. (July 26, 2016)
Bettina Love: On Black Girls, Discipline, and Schools
The schools attended by African-American girls who live in poverty are often low-performing and too focused on discipline, explains researcher Bettina L. Love. (June 2, 2016)
Andrew's Journal: A Cross-Country Trip to Build Student Voice
College student Andrew Brennen has been traveling the country this year in an effort to persuade K-12 students to lend their own voices to the debate about the future of education. (May 31, 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)
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