The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
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)
Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
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)
School Shootings Ignite Controversial Proposals Around Arming Teachers
Gun-rights advocates across the country are pushing to allow educators to carry concealed weapons in classrooms to protect students from an attack on a school. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe.
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.
GOAL Academy Scores in Colorado
[Content provided by Microsoft] GOAL Academy High School works to provide a technology-driven solution to the high-school dropout problem with Microsoft Education by putting the right tech into students’ hands.
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)
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