Giving Students a Voice in Their Education
Elevating the role of students to shape the policies and practices that impact their schooling experience is a central part of the social-emotional learning strategies used in the Washoe County, Nev., school district. (June 19, 2018)
Social-Emotional Learning, Explained
What is social-emotional learning? How can schools get teachers to understand the concepts and weave them into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether the strategies are working? Reporter Evie Blad explains. (June 4, 2018)
Calculus, Statistics, and the Future of High School Math
The use of data in everything from physics and finance to politics and education is building momentum for a new path in high school math, emphasizing statistics and data literacy over calculus. (May 22, 2018)
Social-Emotional Learning: Goal-Setting and Relationships Are Part of District’s Academic Core
The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been way ahead of most other districts in its approach to social-emotional learning, especially in measuring students' SEL skills. (May 15, 2018)
Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that. (April 10, 2018)
Teachers Are Protesting Low Wages, in a Rash of Walkouts Fueled by Social Media
Thousands of teachers protested Monday in Oklahoma and Kentucky, demanding higher wages and more resources for students. So far this year, teachers in four states have walked out of classrooms or threatened to walk out to push for better compensation
Nine Ways Canadian Teachers Support English-Learners
A third of Canada’s schoolchildren are either immigrants themselves or have a parent born abroad. Canadian teachers undergo specialized training to teach these English learners.
John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters
John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role.
Homegrown CEO Hopes to Bring Stability, Trust to Chicago’s School System
Chicago public school’s new leader wants to build on the district’s positive academic gains and bring “trust” back to the system. (April 19,2018)
64 Years After Historic Brown Decision, Little Rock Nine Inspires Student Activism at Central High School
Zia Tollette, a student at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., says the history of her school and the Little Rock Nine are strong reminders why it is so important to be engaged in politics. (May 7, 2018)
Bringing Ambitious Goals to Chicago’s Schools - Janice K. Jackson
In this half-hour discussion with attendees at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington, Janice K. Jackson, discusses her work to support principals and build community trust as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
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