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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 17, 2018

With Opioid Addiction on the Rise, Schools Try to Expand Services for Children (Video)

The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new federal report.

April 20, 2017

Hands-On Veterinary Program Helps Navajo Students Succeed (Video)

Students in the veterinary science program at Monument Valley High School, located in Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, get hands-on instruction that prepares them for college and careers.

March 03, 2017

How Writing an Essay Is Like Making a Hamburger (Video)

In rural Jackson County in West Virginia, the school district has launched a new comprehensive literacy strategy to help its students organize their writing. Employing a hamburger as a graphic organizer, it provides a visual guide for creating an essay.

January 06, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy Author J.D. Vance on Poverty and the Opioid Epidemic (Video)

J.D. Vance, author of the bestseller Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, speaks with Lisa Stark of Education Week about poverty, the opioid epidemic, and education -- and how those three issues intersect.

June 01, 2016

The Controversy Over School Consolidation in Rural Vermont (Video)

Plummeting student enrollment and skyrocketing education costs have led Vermont lawmakers to begin a controversial consolidation of its vast mostly rural education system. But are Vermont residents willing to give up their small community schools?

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.




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