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Daniel Willingham Talks Reading and the Mind
Liana Heitin Loewus, an assistant editor for Education Week, sits down with Daniel Willingham, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, to talk about his new book, The Reading Mind. (May 17, 2017)
At First Denied U.S. Entry, Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Shows the World What They Can Do
After visa issues, an all-girls team from Afghanistan finally reached the U.S. to participate in a robotics competition. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza talks with some of the girls. (July 18, 2017)
Seat Belts on School Buses – Imperative or Impractical?
Amid renewed concerns about safety, a record number of states are considering legislation to add seat belts to school buses, sparking a controversial and emotional debate. (May 16, 2017)
A Superintendent Mobilizes to Mitigate the Effects of Lead Exposure on Students
Bilal Tawwab, the schools superintendent in Flint, Mich., is leading a comprehensive effort to head off the effects of lead on his students.
Learning Out Loud Through Poetry
On a Washington stage, 53 high school students from around the country took a breath and began reciting poems--classical, modern, long, and short. Welcome to the National Poetry Out Loud Competition. (May 12, 2017)
Snapchat and Schools - Monitoring What Students Post Online
Schools are paying attention to what students post online, concerned about school safety and culture. Critics say this may violate free-speech and privacy rights. Here’s the view from one district. (June 20, 2017)