State Testing Standards: How States Stack Up
A new federal report compares state testing standards against a national assessment. See how some state’s test stacks up. (June 12, 2018)
A Civics Lesson - Inspiring Students to Become Active Citizens
Try to imagine what actions you can take to change your world. That’s what these Chicago middle school students are asked to think about during a hands-on civics lesson. (June 1, 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)
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)
David Hogg Before Santa Fe Shooting: ‘There’s Somebody That Will Not Be Alive Tomorrow’
In a May 17 panel discussion with other student activists, David Hogg of Parkland, Fla., had a prescient message about the devastating effects of gun violence. (May 22, 2018)
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)
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.
How Do Principals Help Student Learning?
Principals are a critical link between supporting teachers and student outcomes. (May 8, 2018)
What Does It Mean to Be a Successful Teacher? A Conversation With John Hattie
Teaching is about engaging students in a passion for learning and working collaboratively with colleagues, explains John Hattie in a discussion with Education Week’s Elizabeth Rich. (April 11, 2018)
In Canada, a Welcoming Environment and Community Supports Help Syrian Students and Families Thrive
After fleeing their country’s civil war, more than 10,000 Syrians—half of them children—are now refugees in Ontario, Canada. (February 28, 2018)
Collaborative School Leadership: An Overview From Peter DeWitt
Peter DeWitt, author of "Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most" and Education Week opinion blogger, describes how school leaders can evaluate their impact by building collective efficacy among staff.
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