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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)
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)
How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.
How Media Literacy Can Help Students Discern Fake News
How can teachers help students tell fact from media fiction? Educators and media literacy advocates in Washington state are working together with legislators to address the problem. (June 6, 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.
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)