May 2016 Archives

Education Week Supervising Producer David Wald died after a long battle with cancer.

At Upper Darby High School in suburban Philadelphia, the school has created a peer tutoring program to increase support for English language learners. How is it working?

Principal Tammy Wilson couldn't find any books that resonated with her Somali students. Believing that children should be able to see themselves in literature, she decided to write one herself.

In St. Cloud, Minn., a recent influx of Somali immigrants has sparked anger and intolerance among residents. What's it like to be a Muslim student in this community? How is the school district working to promote tolerance?

At Seattle's Providence Mount St. Vincent nursing home, an on-site daycare allows toddlers and elderly adults to interact on a daily basis. What can elderly adults and young children learn from one another?

Federal data show a recent uptick in the number of students enrolled in special education. That news, and what it means for schools, were topics of a CSPAN discussion with Education Week's Christina Samuels.

High school students describe how their names get mispronounced and misspelled in school.

A growing number of high school graduates are choosing to take a gap year before beginning college. Why is this a growing trend?

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. recently sat down with PBS to share his views on a variety of topics. King discussed policy issues like the Common Core and resegregation, as well as his own personal connection to education.

Revisit the powerful video stories from "The Re-Education of New Orleans," a reporting project on the city's schools that recently won a Sigma Delta Chi award.

Can a few key decisions determine how successful students become after college? On a PBS NewsHour segment, author Jeffrey Selingo shared how students can best prepare themselves for the working world.



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