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May 11, 2020

Stories to Make You Smile: Livestreaming Chicks Hatching in a Teacher's Bathroom

Anne Thiebeau didn't want her students to miss out on seeing the chicken and duck eggs they had been incubating hatch, so she broadcast the hatchings from her bathroom and laundry room.

April 08, 2020

Stories to Make You Smile: Shining Stadium Lights to Honor High School Seniors

Sharing moments of levity and hope from the education world amid the mass disruption of schooling and life from the coronavirus.

January 24, 2020

Are the Trump Administration's Latest Rules for School Meals All Bad? 3 Things Schools Need to Know

Education Week spoke to two district nutrition directors and one child nutrition expert to discuss the most important changes to come from USDA's new rules for school meals.

December 20, 2019

Teenagers See Climate Change as a Threat, But Aren't as Clear on Its Causes

Sixty-two percent of teenagers correctly identified driving cars and trucks as a major contributor to climate change, while 57 percent incorrectly cited plastic bottles and bags, according to a survey by the Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

November 26, 2019

4 Questions for a Student Gun-Reform Activist

Alanna Miller organized her Dallas' high school's national walkout in protest of gun violence after the mass school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Now a college freshman, Miller said the high-profile pressure to change policies on guns and other issues, along with the voting power of youth, is making lawmakers "a little scared."

March 25, 2019

5 Ways One Middle School Is Making Itself More Student-Centered

Through a series of changes—both philosophical and practical—Principal Hamish Brewer and his team are working to make Fred M. Lynn Middle School in Prince William County, Va., a place where students' needs drive every decision they make. Here are five things they've already done to move toward that goal.

February 04, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning Data May Identify Problems, But Can Schools Fix Them?

A group of California districts collects survey data on social-emotional learning and school climate. But educators need more than a spotlight on concerns--they need solutions to help address them, a new report says.

January 15, 2019

Set Social-Emotional Learning Benchmarks to Guide Efforts, Commission Recommends

The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recommends schools work with community groups and policy makers to incorporate students' social and emotional development into their work, using standards or benchmarks to guide them.

January 09, 2019

Absenteeism, Teacher Stress, and School Safety: School Climate Factors to Watch in 2019

Students' ability to engage and succeed in the classroom is influenced by how safe, supported, and connected they feel at school. Here are some trends and policy changes that may affect school climate in 2019.

November 29, 2018

Survey: Students Say Schools Don't Give Them Skills They Need to Succeed After Graduation

High school students believe their schools aren't adequately preparing them for challenges they will face after graduation, a new survey finds. They identify social and emotional factors as areas for improvement.

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