How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News
How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. (June 6, 2017)
The Disparate Impact of School Closings
Reporter Denisa Superville shares the latest data on why schools close and which communities and students are typically affected.
In This School District, Health and Wellness Start With Teachers
The North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh has long focused on the health and wellness of its students. But district leaders noticed some alarming trends in the health of its staff.
Training Teachers to Help Students Spot Fake News
Amid growing concerns that students have difficulty discerning between misleading and reliable news and information, some media literacy groups are ramping up training for teachers and providing strategies and resources. (June 20, 2017)
Tweens & Social Media: Online Habits Start Early
The explosion of smartphones and social media apps puts the online world at the fingertips of younger and younger children. Two middle-schoolers tell us how and why they use social media. (June 21, 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)
School Bus Cameras Catch Violators
In Austin, Texas, when the flashing red lights go on and stop signs come out, video cameras start recording and drivers who illegally pass school buses get hefty fines. The number of violations may surprise you! (May 17, 2017)
How to Cultivate Positive School Leadership
Popular author and EdWeek blogger Peter DeWitt talks with Commentary editor Elizabeth Rich about the kind of mindset principals and teachers need to drive positive school leadership. (May 8, 2017)
Hidden Inequities: How Differences in Parents’ Income Play Out in Schools
When it comes to their children’s education, high-income parents tend to interact with schools a little differently than parents at the lower end of the income scale. (April 25, 2017)
Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism
A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
For children to get the most out of recess, research shows this time should be considered an essential part of the school day, rather than a “break.” (April 26, 2017)
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