Teaching Students to Solve Complex Problems
Aileen Owens is director of technology and innovation at South Fayette School District in McDonald, Pa. She talks about the district’s goal of preparing students to solve the world’s most vexing problems by teaching them how to think. (June 14, 2017)
The Road Ahead for Sto-Rox Grads
Tim Beck, principal of Sto-Rox High School in Mckees Rocks, Pa., talks about the realities of preparing students for the future in a school where about half of graduates go immediately into the workforce. (June 14, 2017)
In This School District, Health and Wellness Start With Teachers
The North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh has long focused on the health and wellness of its students. But district leaders noticed some alarming trends in the health of its staff.
How to Cultivate Positive School Leadership
Popular author and EdWeek blogger Peter DeWitt talks with Commentary editor Elizabeth Rich about the kind of mindset principals and teachers need to drive positive school leadership. (May 8, 2017)
Could the U.S. Ever Reach a 90 Percent Graduation Rate?
In this Facebook Live video, Education Week Correspondent Lisa Stark discusses the nation’s graduation rate with Civic Enterprises Founder & CEO John Bridgeland, whose group helped produce the latest 'Grad Nation' report. (May 3, 2017)
3Rs of Modern K-12 Education—Redefine, Redesign, and Re-imagine
Dysart Unified School District Superintendent Gail Pletnick describes how schools can make changes to meet the needs of a generation of learners who must succeed in the innovation age.
Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering Young Black Men
Christopher Chatmon, the deputy chief of equity in California's Oakland Unified School District and a 2015 Leader To Learn From for his efforts to support boys of color, explains how schools can better serve African-American males. (April 21, 2017)
Interview: Angela Duckworth Talks to School Leaders
Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at University of Pennsylvania and the author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” answers questions in this interview about applying her research around grit in schools.
How Schools Can Accomplish More by Doing Less - Mike Schmoker
Mike Schmoker, author of Leading With Focus, shared insights on precisely where schools should focus their precious time and resources to ensure that all students are prepared for the demands of college, careers, and citizenship.
How Community Schools Can Cultivate Hope, Opportunity, and Agency (Discussion)
Vancouver, Wash., School Superintendent Steve Webb, Chief of Staff Tom Hagley, and Director of Family and Community Engagement Tamara Shoup sat down with Education Week's Evie Blad to discuss the district's community schools.
Cincinnati Superintendent Shares Her Vision for School Improvement
Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan describes her district’s school improvement plan and explains what schools can do to meet—and exceed—the expectations they have for the students they serve.
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