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A Political Snapshot of America’s K-12 Educators
A nationally representative Education Week survey shows rifts among teachers, principals, and superintendents on hot-button social issues affecting K-12 education, including immigration, charter schools, vouchers, and LGBT rights. (December 13, 2017)
5 Things Students Should Know About the First Amendment
Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, but at a time when understanding the U.S. Constitution seems more important than ever, many Americans fall well short of even basic knowledge. (September 15, 2017)
Homeschooling in the United States
Home schooling has gained wider attention and more-mainstream acceptance as the numbers of students learning at home doubled in the past decade—a trend driven in some measure by the expansion of online schooling options. (February 5, 2018)
What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?
Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world beyond the classroom. (April 19, 2017)
6 Tips for Going Gradeless
Author and Education Week blogger Starr Sackstein offers some quick tips for teachers who want to stop marking student progress with letters and numbers, and instead focus on ongoing learning. (January 30, 2018)
How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.