By refocusing on the needs of students and empowering teachers, Principal Hamish Brewer and his team helped turn their Virginia school around and get its accreditation back.
Can laundromats be used to help improve literacy? Researchers hope so. They’re studying the effect of putting reading corners and story hours in the middle of the washers and dryers. (March 6, 2019)
[Content provided by Boys Town] Teachers and students thrive in structured, predictable environments. Learn about one schools’ journey to create an environment where all students had the tools to succeed socially and academically.
It’s called active reading - making sure you read with your children, not to them. Reading experts have tips on how parents can help make reading fun. (March 15, 2019)
Emilio Pack, the founder and CEO of STEM Preparatory Schools in South Los Angeles, is building a network of schools to transform low-income kids of color into high-tech problem solvers.
What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading
Why do so many students struggle with reading? In a recent radio documentary for APM Reports, Emily Hanford says that the science on how to teach reading is clear, and yet it’s not being used in elementary classrooms today.
K-12 Performance Assessment Terms Explained
Education Week writers take a stab at common definitions for performance-based assessment terms related to student achievement in this animated glossary.
Creating a Climate of Connection Starts with Collaboration
[Content provided by Boys Town] Boys Town can help you transform a climate of chaos into a climate of connection. The Boys Town Education Model can help create a positive culture where everyone can develop skills for success.
Perks for Teachers: District Offers Free Gym & Convenient Health Care
A free gym, onsite health care, stress reduction classes--you might find these offered at big companies, but one school district also provides these benefits, to keep employees happy and healthy. (February 21, 2019)
Home Schooling in America: An African-American Family’s Cultural Decision
In many schools, African-American history begins with stories of slavery. Monica Utsey, a Washington, D.C. mom, wanted to give her sons a deeper and richer history of black people, which is what motivated her to home school them. (January 18, 2019)
K-12 Demands for Social-Emotional Learning Products on the Upswing
Districts across the country are investing in products meant to provide social-emotional support to students, and their needs are creating new opportunities for companies in curriculum, PD, and other areas.
‘It Has to Be Possible’: Educating Gifted Students in Small Town Alaska
Growing up gifted in rural Alaska can be a struggle. But in the city of Nome, educators and community members are working to find ways to get the brightest students planted firmly on a path to college.
Home Schooling in America: ‘Unschoolers’ Put Children in Charge of Their Learning
When Daniel Matica first heard about ‘unschooling,’ he was skeptical. Now, with one college graduate, two children in college, and two thriving teenagers—none of whom ever attended school—he says he has proof that unschooling works.(January 18, 2019)
Do NOT Go to the Principal’s Office
Bethany Hill, the principal at Central Elementary School in Cabot, Ark., shuns a formal office in favor of roving around the school where she can be as close as possible to teachers and students all day. (October 17, 2018)
Teaching Fractions Under the Common Core
Zach Champagne, assistant in research at FCR-STEM at Florida State University, compares the “traditional” area model for teaching fractions to the number-line model emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. (November 7, 2014)
Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?
JUULs are easy to hide, have a flavored smell, and don’t emit much vapor. So how is a teacher to know if a student is JUULing, or vaping, in class? (July 31, 2018)
Vaping in Schools: ‘Juuling’ Is Popular Among Teens Despite Health Risks
The use of these e-cigarettes like the popular Juul brand is spiking among youth, but parents often aren't even sure what they are and many teens mistakenly believe there are no serious health risks. (July 18, 2018)
Gaming for Life Skills
Could a video game about aliens change the way U.S. schools think about testing? Researchers in Wisconsin believe new games like Crystals of Kaydor can measure learning in real time and help build “noncognitive skills” like self-control and empathy.
Fighting Student Homelessness
Correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest school districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families. (February 14, 2017)
What the Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Teachers
Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of classroom experience, federal statistics show.
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)
State Testing Standards: How States Stack Up
A new federal report compares state testing standards against a national assessment. See how some state’s test stacks up. (June 12, 2018)
'Co-Teaching Is a Marriage'
Two Baltimore-area school teachers explore what it's like to share a classroom every day. (October 14, 2011)