Families across the country interview each other about what it's like to learn at home since schools closed due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
During the coronavirus pandemic, Larry Ferlazzo, a high school teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., reached out to dozens of teachers for their best ideas on remote learning. He shares those tips in this video. April 1, 2020
To get a handle on how schools are preparing and responding to coronavirus, EdWeek surveyed over 1,000 district and school leaders.
6 steps for school leaders on how to respond if the virus emerges in your community.
When a school’s policies clashed with the needs of the daughter he wanted to enroll, an Arizona dad fought to overturn them.
Bringing the ‘Why’ To Life: How to Enlist Teachers Behind a Challenging New Curriculum
Jana Beth Francis, the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Daviess County Schools in Owensboro, Ky, has helped teachers to embrace a new, more challenging curriculum that systematically builds students’ content knowledge.
Building Social-Emotional Resilience Among Students and Staff
In the Cleveland County school district in Shelby, N.C., Nellie Aspel, the director of exceptional children, has ensured that the system is responsive to the social-emotional needs of both students and staff. March 25, 2020
On a Mission to Help Student-Teachers Thrive—and Stay in the Profession
Marsha Francis, the program director of GO First Step in Fulton County, Ga., has rethought from top to bottom how the district handles student teaching. March 18, 2020
Increasing District Capacity to Support Student and Staff Mental Health Needs
Jeff Wellington, the supervisor of special projects in the Hamilton Township, N.J., school district has drawn on his breadth of experience as a special education teacher, school counselor, psychologist, and mental health counselor. March 11, 2020
The World of Careers Is Changing. This Superintendent Aims to Get His Students ‘Future Ready’
Students get a postsecondary jump-start through Hamilton County, Tenn.’s Future-Ready Institutes. Superintendent Bryan Johnson has led the initiative, which couples exploration of real-world careers with project-based learning. Feb. 26, 2020
Making Tech Work for Schools—And Students
Technology Director Mark Breen wants all students in the Vail, Ariz. district to be comfortable with technology – both its conceptual applications and specific skills like coding. Feb. 26, 2020
Helping Put Homeless Students on Solid Footing
Johnnye Waller, a 2020 Leader To Learn From, describes the components of Lee County, N.C.’s innovative Project Lift-Off, a summer program that nurtures homeless students’ social and academic skills. Feb. 19, 2020
Careers, Competitions, Creativity: New Courses Help Students Explore the Future
Students can explore different career industries and internships in Baldwin, N.Y., where Superintendent Shari Camhi has created a series of rigorous academies giving students a hands-on chance to explore. Feb. 19, 2020
Fighting for School Buses in One of the Nation’s Most Dangerous Cities
Concerned for her daughters' safety, an East St. Louis, Ill., mother battled for expanded bus service. State lawmakers listened.
College of Education Now Prepares Teachers in the Science of Reading
Dee Dee Cain and Kristi Starks have spent much of their careers teaching children to read, but just a few years ago, they found out about the science of reading, and why many children they taught never learned to read. (April 30, 2019)
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 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)
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.
'Co-Teaching Is a Marriage'
Two Baltimore-area school teachers explore what it's like to share a classroom every day. (October 14, 2011)