Joaquin Oliver was one of the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a year ago. His father, Manuel, is determined to make sure his son did not die in vain. (February 12, 2019)
A year after the Parkland shooting, more states are setting up anonymous tip lines to help prevent school violence. We take a look at Pennsylvania, the latest state to join in. (February 13, 2019)
Heather Martin survived the massacre at Columbine High School 20 years ago by hiding with dozens of others. Now, she helps victims of other mass shootings, including students from Parkland. (February 13, 2019)
More than 1 million children have a parent serving in the military. Educating the children of military families is a challenge for public schools, as these students, on average, move six to nine times before they finish high school. January 23, 2019
Any parent whose child has special needs can find navigating a school system challenging. But that stress is compounded for military families, who move repeatedly among schools that may offer different services. (January 30, 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 the Real Lessons of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is often seen as a quintessential feel-good holiday – but many argue the way its taught in schools perpetuates a myth and dishonors Native Americans. (November 21, 2018)
Superintendent Henry Strom on the Importance of Hearing From Practitioners in the Field at Education Week Leaders To Learn From
Superintendent Henry Strom discusses the importance of listening to other district leaders, hearing their struggles, and learning where they’ve found success. (October 30, 2018)
Personalized Learning: What Is It?
Ask a dozen educators to define personalized learning and you’re bound to get 12 different answers about why this approach to learning has strong benefits and real risks for students. (November 6, 2018)
The Midterms Are Over. How Did Teachers Do?
Now that the midterm election is over, let's take stock of how these teacher candidates did—and where teacher political activism is likely to go from here.
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)