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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Teacher Yearns for a Return to the Classroom
Puerto Rican teacher Isabel Rodriguez Santos describes the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Yet, she and other educators on the island are hopeful for what comes next for Puerto Rico’s schools and students. (October 18, 2017)
For Students and Their Mentors, Learning Goes Both Ways
In school-based mentoring, finding the right match between mentors and students is crucial, schools say. Education Week asked some mentor-mentee pairs to talk about what makes their relationships work. (October 19, 2017)
Teachers Cash In Selling Lesson Plans Online
Educators selling lesson plans online is becoming a popular side business. But some worry that seeing education as a “business,” will lead to fewer free resources and less professional collaboration.
Taking STEM Lessons Outside of the School Day
The demand for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math is increasing, and schools are feeling pressure to bolster so-called STEM education. A Rhode Island after-school program is helping out. (November 15, 2017)
Sandy Hook Mom's Grief Fuels Fight to End Gun Violence
Nicole Hockley now feels it is her moral responsibility to try to prevent gun violence. It is how she honors the memory of her 6-year old son who died in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
It was one of the largest cheating scandals in the nation. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests. Years later, the fallout of that scandal reverberates. (October 25, 2017)