ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law
The Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. (March 31, 2016)
Walking in a Student's Shoes
The Shadow a Student Challenge encourages school leaders to spend a day walking in a students' shoes. Assistant principal Karen Ritter followed a 9th grader through all of his classes. What did she learn? (August 11, 2016)
The Journey to a Growth Mindset: Carol Dweck's Live Keynote Presentation
Carol Dweck presented and discussed her latest research around "growth mindsets" at Education Week's Leaders to Learn From event in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2016. (March 14, 2016)
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)
What Is Formative Assessment?
Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, helps clear up some confusion about what formative assessment is—and how it differs from other types of assessments used in classrooms across the country. (February 17, 2017)
To Introduce Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom, This District Starts With Its Teachers
Cambridge Public Schools in Massachusetts is working to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into classrooms to help both students and teachers manage their stress and regulate their emotions. (June 7, 2017)
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)
Snapchat and Schools - Monitoring What Students Post Online
Schools are paying attention to what students post online, concerned about school safety and culture. Critics say this may violate free-speech and privacy rights. Here’s the view from one district. (June 20, 2017)
K-12 Startups Target Educators' Needs
Tess Brustein and Michael Gerson, both in their mid-20s, quit their jobs on the East Coast and moved to the Silicon Valley to pursue a dream of building a successful education technology company. (September 17, 2012)
What Are Your Worst Professional Development Stories?
Education Week asked teachers to tweet us examples of professional development activities that were bizarre, boring, or just didn't work.
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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