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April 23, 2018

At Summit, Educators Explore Ways to Make Art a Focus

Artists, educators, and innovators spent a day in Washington discussing how art can solve problems in education.

December 19, 2017

Listen Up! State Teachers of the Year Share 'Education Epiphanies' in Podcasts

In a new podcast series, the 2017 State Teachers of the Year share the moments that have reminded them of the importance of teaching.

April 06, 2017

Study: Black Students More Likely to Graduate if They Have One Black Teacher

A Johns Hopkins University study found that if a low-income black student has just one black teacher in elementary school, that student's probability of dropping out is reduced by 29 percent.

January 13, 2017

Ed. Deans to Trump Administration: Uphold the Role of Public Schools

A coalition of 175 current and former education deans wrote a "Declaration of Principles" about the value of public education and their hopes for the Trump administration.

November 16, 2016

New Survey Details How Teachers Use Their Own Money to Fill in Equity Gaps

A Scholastic nationally representative survey found that teachers spent $530 of their own money on classroom items—and the amount is much higher for teachers in high-poverty schools.

November 01, 2016

Teachers Underestimate Girls' Math Abilities, Report Suggests

A new study suggests that teachers' perceptions of girls' math abilities may contribute to the gender gap in that subject.

September 07, 2016

What Is 'Culturally Competent' Teaching? (Videos)

Footage from an Education Week video project explores the topic of bridging the cultural divides that often exists between teachers and students.

March 25, 2015

Classroom-Exchange Program Exposes Inequalities

What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.

June 03, 2014

Is Direct Instruction a School-Equity Issue?

An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.

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