Hillbilly Elegy Author J.D. Vance on Poverty and the Opioid Epidemic
J.D. Vance, author of the bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, rose from working-class Appalachia to Yale Law School. He spoke to Education Week about poverty, the opioid epidemic and education. (January 6, 2017)
Preparing All Students for College - Meet a 2017 Leader to Learn From
As chief program officer for Texas' IDEA Public Schools, Dolores Gonzalez designed an academic program to put the charter network's 30,000 students-many of them English-language learners-on a firm path to college.
Amid Opioid Crisis, Schools Help Students Heal
Education Week Correspondent Lisa Stark traveled to Jackson County, W.Va, to see how the school district is responding to the needs of its students whose families have been destroyed by drug abuse. (January 5, 2017)
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)
Alabama Teacher Nurtures Native American Students
Nicole Williams came back home to Calcedeaver Elementary School in rural Alabama to teach Native American culture, language, dance, and history in a community with a large Choctaw Indian population, mentoring many students through high school.
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