The Legal Landscape for Transgender Students
Schools must consider a patchwork of local, state, and federal policies when determining their obligations to transgender students in areas like access to bathrooms and locker rooms. (August 21, 2017)
How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.
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)
Open Educational Resources: Some Basics
In this digital age, free online educational resources (OER) are getting an increasingly high profile. Here’s a guide on what they are, why they’re popular, and what educators need to be cautious about in using them. (April 17, 2017)
What Is Formative Assessment?
Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, helps clear up some confusion about what formative assessment is—and how it differs from other types of assessments used in classrooms across the country. (February 17, 2017)
School Choice, Explained
Education Week reporter Arianna Prothero explains the different forms of public and private school choice: charter schools, vouchers, tax-credit scholarships and education savings accounts. (December 22, 2016)
What Is the Common Core? The Controversial Standards Explained
Here’s your all-in-one-guide to the Common Core State Standards, what’s in them, what’s not, and what all the shouting’s about. (September 6, 2016)
ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law
The Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. (March 31, 2016)
The Journey to a Growth Mindset: Carol Dweck's Live Keynote Presentation
Carol Dweck presented and discussed her latest research around "growth mindsets" at Education Week's Leaders to Learn From event in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2016. (March 14, 2016)
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)
How It Works: Adaptive Testing
Learn how adaptive testing works in this video and see what states are adopting it. (October 22, 2012)
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