November 2016 Archives

Charter schools are often viewed as a lifeline by African-American parents. The NAACP, however, has called for a moratorium on these independently managed public schools.


President-elect Donald Trump has selected Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary. In these two videos, Education Week's government and politics team delve into her background and record.


Did you know that America's national parks provide millions of hours in free educational programming every year? The National Park Service offers hundreds of lesson plans, virtual resources for schools, and professional development for teachers. Learn more about the country's "largest classroom."


Post-election, schools across the country are reporting incidents of bullying, vandalism, and student anxiety. How has the political climate affected children? How are educators coping with students' heightened emotions? PBS NewsHour speaks to students and experts.


Education Week asked six principals from across the country to show us a typical day in their lives.


In California, nearly 1 in every 4 children don't speak English fluently. On Election Day, the state's voters will decide whether to overturn a longstanding policy of teaching these children in English-only classrooms, or whether to embrace bilingual forms of teaching.


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