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March 04, 2016

Meet 13 of the Nation's Most Exceptional School District Leaders (Video Profiles)

These videos, profiling some of Education Week's 2016 Leaders to Learn From, show how school leaders can work with their communities to mitigate poverty, expand arts education, and develop English-language proficiency.

March 03, 2016

Los Angeles' Schools Struggle to Integrate Special Education Students (Video)

Our report on special education in Los Angeles looks at the district's current focus on inclusion. Is moving special needs students into neighborhood schools and classrooms a sign of progress, or a cause for concern?

March 01, 2016

Discussing Terrorism and Religion in the Classroom (Video)

When current events bring up topics like terrorism and religion, what should teachers say? Calee Prindle, an English teacher at The Facing History School in New York City, offers activities and ideas to help initiate difficult discussions.

February 25, 2016

The Legacy of One Student's Fight for Special Education Services (Video)

In 1996, the Chanda Smith Consent Decree and subsequent legal decisions ushered in sweeping special education reforms in Los Angeles schools. But who is Chanda Smith? Hear from the woman who prompted this monumental lawsuit.

February 24, 2016

A Look at One District's Response to a Special Education Lawsuit (Video)

The Los Angeles Unified School District has struggled for decades to provide adequate services for students with disabilities. What are they doing now to improve the educational experience for special needs students?

February 17, 2016

Are Rural Students Getting Shortchanged in the Digital Age? (Video)

In Calhoun County, Miss., the local district pays $9,275 a month for the slowest Internet service in all of Mississippi. They're not the only ones with these issues—many rural schools struggle to get high-speed access. But all that could be about to change.

February 04, 2016

Can Vocational High Schools Be a Viable Alternative to College? (Video)

A Massachusetts high school offers students hands-on career training that prepares them for well-paying jobs upon graduation.

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