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How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.
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)
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)
Meal Programs Help Ensure Children Get Fed During the Summer
For some children, the summer can be the hungriest time of year, because they miss out on school breakfast and lunch. We visited a food bank in Omaha, Neb., that is trying to fill that summer hunger gap. (July 25, 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)