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.
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March 04, 2016
March 03, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
A Massachusetts high school offers students hands-on career training that prepares them for well-paying jobs upon graduation.