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January 31, 2019

How Well Are Schools Supporting Military Children With Special Needs? (Video)

Any parent whose child has special needs can find navigating a school system challenging. But that stress is compounded for military families, who move repeatedly among schools that may offer different services.

January 30, 2019

Public Schools Get Creative to Meet Military Children's Needs (Video)

There are more than 1 million children in the U.S. whose parents are active duty military. This video explores some of the ways school leaders can work to meet these students' needs.

October 03, 2018

The Kavanaugh Hearings Are Prompting Educators to Take on Tough Conversations (Video)

Allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have led to unavoidable conversations throughout the nation's schools around consent and consequences. Reporter Evie Blad discusses this issue on PBS NewsHour.

September 19, 2018

What's the Path Forward for Puerto Rico's Schools? (Video)

Puerto Rico's school system was struggling long before Hurricane Maria struck a year ago. But the disaster exacerbated deep problems. Now, the system is in the midst of dramatic change.

August 30, 2018

The Four-Day School Week Debate (Video)

Education Week Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza visited the Cobre Consolidated School District in New Mexico, which made the change to a shortened school week just before the state declared a moratorium on the practice.

August 03, 2018

How Lemonade Stands Are Teaching Kids 21st-Century Business Skills (Video)

Concerned that schools don't notice or nurture business skills, nonprofits are using the humble lemonade stand to foster entrepreneurship.

July 11, 2018

Using French Fries to Teach Consent (And Other Ways Sex Ed. Is Changing)

Some schools are adopting comprehensive sexuality education, which includes discussions on healthy relationships, consent, and preventing violence. See what that looks like in this video segment.

May 18, 2018

Chicago Students Get a Powerful History Lesson From Activists in Birmingham, Ala. (Video)

Elementary school students from a Chicago charter school journeyed more than 600 miles for a lesson on how children and teenagers changed the course of history in Birmingham--from the people who were there.

April 20, 2018

Can a New Leader Bring Stability to Chicago Schools? (Video)

Chicago public school's new CEO, Janice Jackson, wants to build on the district's positive academic gains and bring "trust" back to the system.

April 12, 2018

Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer? (Video)

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. Education Week looks at how a Texas district hopes to balance security and making sure students feel comfortable.

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