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)
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)
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. But many organizations passionately disagree that arming staff will help keep kids safe. (December 5, 2017)
Discussing Hate: Advice for Teachers From Teachers
After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August, teachers came together to share resources on how to best discuss racism and hatred in the classroom. Here are five pieces of advice from educators. (August 22, 2017)
A Cooking Lesson: How a Nebraska Program Is Educating and Inspiring Teens
A group of trained chefs in Omaha, Nebraska, are showing young people from low-income neighborhoods how to navigate through the kitchen and learn how to make healthy meals on a budget. (August 9, 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.
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