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)
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)
Building Skills in the Interactive Schoolhouse
Middle school students in Irving, Texas, are using a mix of digital tools to learn about sustainable energy in their new "net zero" school building, which produces as much energy as it consumes. (March 12, 2013)
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)
Blended Learning, Real Teaching
Students and teachers at Mott Hall V Middle School in New York City experience a blended learning environment, which combines online learning and face-to-face instruction. (March 9, 2012)
Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that. (April 10, 2018)
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)
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)
Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism
A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism.
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)
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