In this three part video series, two school nurses process how their profession has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic and how they will prepare for the upcoming school year.
The Supreme Court issued an important decision on LGBTQ rights in the workplace this week. Here’s how that decision could impact education.
Following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, high school students nationwide have organized and participated in protests against police brutality and racism. They share their thoughts on what’s motivated them, and what's keeping them going.
First in a series of five videos, we hear from teachers across the country who share their experiences in adapting to new teaching environments due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New CDC recommendations on schools and COVID-19 address everything from bus rides to masks to closing cafeterias. Here’s what you need to know.
How Students Find Strength Now | Learning My Voice Has Power
Student-activist Brandon Griggs and Jacksonville’s city council vice president Samuel Newby reflect on how to empower students to use their voice in their communities.
How Students Find Strength Now | Becoming Independent Learners – Collectively
Principal Jill Gurtner and Matthew Thompson, a recent graduate of her Clark Street Community School, reflect on how a community can encourage students in the productive struggle of learning.
How Students Find Strength Now | Success Starts With Agency
Education researcher Nicole Williams Beechum and recent high school graduate Azadi Mathew-Lewis reflect on what students need from educators as students define success for themselves.
How Students Find Strength Now | Supporting Student Leadership
Youth advocate Cristina Perez talks to student-activist Jennifer Belo on how to elevate student voice in times of crisis and beyond.
How Students Find Strength Now | Everybody Needs a Team
High school student activities director Michael Jabour and student-athlete Grace Johnson discuss how doing athletics remotely during the pandemic helped maintained students' motivation and well-being.
Building Remote Learning Relationships
When teachers pivoted to remote learning in the spring, they found new tools and novel ways of engaging their students. As they prepare for the fall semester, three teachers share what worked for them.
Try This at Home: How to Make Invisible Ink
In the third of three STEM experiments, high school science teacher Jonte Lee teaches students how to make invisible using ingredients that can be found around the home.
Try This at Home: How to Make Slime
In the second of three STEM experiments, high school science teacher Jonte Lee teaches students how to make slime using ingredients that can be found around the home.
Try This at Home: How to Make a Rubber Egg
In the first of three STEM experiments, high school science teacher Jonte Lee teaches students how to make an egg bouncy, using ingredients that can be found around the home.
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.
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)
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)
Social-Emotional Learning, Explained
What is social-emotional learning? How can schools help teachers to weave the concepts into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether the strategies are working? Reporter Evie Blad explains. (June 4, 2018)
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.