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December 28, 2016

Amid Opioid Crisis, Schools Help Students Heal (Video)

Education Week Correspondent Lisa Stark traveled to Jackson County, W.Va, to see how the school district is responding to the needs of students whose families have been destroyed by drug abuse.

December 14, 2016

What the International Test Gap Looks Like in U.S. Schools (Video)

Education Week asks students from other countries attending U.S. schools to compare the academic rigor and balance of school activities. How are educational priorities different in this country?

November 30, 2016

Charter Schools Fight Divides the Black Community (Video)

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.

November 23, 2016

Using America's National Parks as Classrooms (Video)

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."

November 18, 2016

How Are Schools Reacting to Election Results? (Video)

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.

November 07, 2016

Bilingual Education in California? State Voters to Decide (Video)

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.

October 05, 2016

If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em: Teachers Run for Office in Oklahoma (Video)

Upset about state budget cuts, a record number of Oklahoma teachers are running for state legislature positions this election season. What do they hope to achieve?

September 28, 2016

Expanding Arts Education in Boston (Video)

Over the past 5 years as executive director for the arts for Boston's public schools, classically trained mezzo-soprano Myran Parker-Brass has worked to bring top-notch arts instruction to every child in the district.

September 23, 2016

A Video Discussion of Clinton and Trump's Education Views

What do Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and GOP nominee Donald Trump think about prekindergarten, school choice, and the common core, among other issues? Education Week reporter Andrew Ujifusa discussed their proposals and viewpoints on PBS NewsHour this week.

September 01, 2016

Bridging the Cultural Divide Between Teachers and Students (Video)

While the student population in America's public schools becomes increasingly diverse, the nation's teaching force remains predominantly white. STEP-UP, a month-long intensive fellowship in Chicago, seeks to teach cultural competency through immersion. Can this program bridge the gap?

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