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.
The 2018 Election Is All About Education - Part 1: Teacher Candidates
Educational issues play a pivotal part in this year’s midterm elections, including teachers running for office, school funding, and school safety.
The 2018 Election Is All About Education - Part 2: School Funding
Educational issues play a pivotal part in this year’s midterm elections, including teachers running for office, school funding, and school safety. (October 23, 2018)
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