Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?
JUULs are easy to hide, have a flavored smell, and don’t emit much vapor. So how is a teacher to know if a student is JUULing, or vaping, in class? (July 31, 2018)
Know an Exceptional School District Leader? Nominate One Today.
Education Week is searching for some of the best and brightest school district leaders to profile in its annual Leaders To Learn From report. Visit https://leaders.edweek.org/nominate to submit a nominee. (August 1, 2018.)
Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten? Are You? Tips From a Teacher
What should children know before they start kindergarten? Their ABCs? How to spell their name? How to share crayons? A teacher in Portland, Ore., has a few tips for parents. (August 3, 2018)
Lemonade Stands: Teaching Entrepreneurship a Cup at a Time
Lemonade stands are not just an idle childhood pastime in Indianapolis. With guidance from local clubs and a national nonprofit, some young entrepreneurs have spent weeks learning a range of business skills. (July 24, 2018)
'He’s Going to Be Remembered as a Hero’: Memorial to Educators Who’ve Died on the Job
A national memorial in Emporia, Kan., honors teachers and other educators who died while working. Of the 10 names added in 2017-18, half were killed in the Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Texas, school shootings. (July 13, 2018)
Should Schools Rethink Sex Education in the #MeToo Era?
Some states and school districts are rethinking how they teach sex education in the wake of the #MeToo movement. At a school in Washington, students learn how to form healthy relationships. (May 29, 2018)
There Are Ways to Reduce Summer Learning Loss
Summer learning loss is real, and it adds up. Here are some tips on how districts, schools, and parents can help minimize the summer brain drain. (July 05, 2018)
The Right Equipment to Solve a Playground Problem
The staff at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Wisconsin had a troubling puzzle: A sudden rise in recess injuries. A new problem-solving initiative helped them get to root of what was going on. (June 21, 2018)
Vaping in Schools: ‘Juuling’ Is Popular Among Teens Despite Health Risks
The use of these e-cigarettes like the popular Juul brand is spiking among youth, but parents often aren't even sure what they are and many teens mistakenly believe there are no serious health risks. (July 18, 2018)
A Merger of the Education and Labor Departments? 4 Questions Answered
A new federal proposal to merge the Education and Labor Departments is on the table. We answer four basic questions to help you get up to speed. (June 28, 2018)
Continuous Improvement in a Nutshell
There's no silver bullet in education--but there may be a toolkit. Explore how districts are using "continuous improvement" strategies to keep getting better. (June 29, 2018)
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