What Is Grit? Should Schools Be Judged for How 'Gritty' Students Are?
University of Pennsylvania psychologist and author Angela Duckworth previews her keynote discussion on grit and the role it plays in the success of students, educators, and schools. (May 25, 2016)
FB Live Interview: Politics & The University: A Collision Course?
Does the leftward tilt of education scholarship spell trouble for ed. policy? Rick Hess of AEI thinks so. In this Facebook Live video, Hess discusses with Education Week Commentary editor Elizabeth Rich. (January 12, 2017)
At 25, TFA Bridges Teaching Generations
Teacher Wanda Troutman was a member of Teach For America’s original 1990 corps. Alejandro Diasgranados entered teaching through TFA in 2015. We asked them about their experiences and how the organization has changed in 25 years. (January 14, 2016)
A Lesson in Humanity: Children's Diaries of the Holocaust
Alexandra Zapruder, author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust, discusses how children's accounts of the genocide serve as a powerful reminder of the dehumanizing effects of racism, bias, and prejudice. (October 27, 2015)
New Ferguson Superintendent Takes On Schooling Inequities
Joseph Davis, the new superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, discusses why he applied for the job after Michael Brown’s shooting death and his plans to work with the community to transform the school system. (September 15, 2016)
John Lacarbiere, a New Orleans teacher, performs his poem “August 29th.” (August 19, 2015)
'Do I Have to Take This Test?'
Leena Hasbini, a college counselor at a private high school in West Palm Beach, Fla., describes how students react to excessive testing—and why she left the public school system. (January 23, 2015)
'How Can You Be a Failure at 5?'
Rosemarie Jensen, a parent and organizer for United Opt Out, on why a focus on testing harms young students. (January 23, 2015)
Voices of History: Suzy Post
A longtime social justice activist in Louisville, Ky., Suzy Post is the last surviving plaintiff in the lawsuit that forced Louisville's public schools to merge with surrounding areas to create a new, desegregated district. (May 13, 2014)
Voices of History: John A. Stokes
In 1951, John A. Stokes led a student protest against the poor conditions in his segregated high school in Prince Edward County, Va., and later became a plaintiff in a case that was decided as part of Brown v. Board. (May 13, 2014)
Voices of History: Sylvia Mendez
Sylvia Mendez was 9 when her father became a plaintiff in a lawsuit that forced the Westminster school district, in Orange County, Calif., to allow children of Mexican descent to attend schools with white students. (May 13, 2014)
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