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November 03, 2017

After Hurricane, Puerto Rico's Schools Contribute to Relief Effort

Hurricane Maria slammed the island of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, swamping towns and displacing residents from their homes. Education Week spoke to educators, students, and their families, documenting the island's efforts to reopen their schools.

November 03, 2017

Making Physics Fun: Step Inside The Physics Bus (Video)

Over the past three years, the Physics Bus has reached over 30,000 students. Watch as educator Claire Hope Fox demonstrates how to build a hovercraft intended to guide lessons about airflow and friction.

October 30, 2017

How Much Do State Education Chiefs Get Paid? (Video)

Education Week analyzed salary data for the superintendents of all 50 states and D.C. Here's what we found.

October 10, 2017

5 Things Students Should Know About the First Amendment (Video)

Many Americans fall well short of even basic knowledge the U.S. Constitution or the First Amendment. Here's a brief video guide.

August 28, 2017

Talking to Students About Racism and Hate: Advice for Teachers

After the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., teachers came together to share resources on how to best discuss racism and hatred in the classroom.

August 25, 2017

The Legal Landscape for Transgender Students, in Less Than 90 Seconds (Video)

Schools must consider a patchwork of local, state, and federal policies when determining their obligations to transgender students.

June 23, 2017

The Disparate Impact of School Closings (Video)

Hundreds of schools are shut down yearly for economic or academic reasons, impacting communities and students. Reporter Denisa Superville shares the latest data on where schools are closing and which students are likely to be affected.

June 21, 2017

Media Literacy Training for Teachers Goes a Long Way (Video)

How can teachers help students spot fake news? In this video, educators discuss teacher-training efforts around media literacy, and why they're so important.

June 08, 2017

Teaching Students to Discern Fake News (Video)

In today's world, where fabricated news stories are often presented as legitimate, media literacy is more important than ever. In Washington state, media literacy advocates and legislators are working together to create curriculum to create digitally literate citizens.

May 19, 2017

The Science Behind Reading (Video)

Education Week's Liana Heitin Loewus sits down with Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, to talk about his new book, The Reading Mind.

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