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Bringing Ambitious Goals to Chicago’s Schools - Janice K. Jackson
In this half-hour discussion with attendees at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington, Janice K. Jackson, discusses her work to support principals and build community trust as CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that. (April 10, 2018)
Teachers Are Protesting Low Wages, in a Rash of Walkouts Fueled by Social Media
Thousands of teachers protested Monday in Oklahoma and Kentucky, demanding higher wages and more resources for students. So far this year, teachers in four states have walked out of classrooms or threatened to walk out to push for better compensation
64 Years After Historic Brown Decision, Little Rock Nine Inspires Student Activism at Central High School
Zia Tollette, a student at Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., says the history of her school and the Little Rock Nine are strong reminders why it is so important to be engaged in politics. (May 7, 2018)
Puerto Rico’s Students and Educators Grapple With Trauma
The long-term impacts of Hurricane Maria on the mental health of Puerto Rico’s children and teachers could have big repercussions on the island’s future. (March 13, 2018)
The High Stakes of a Teacher Walkout
Will the teacher walkout convince Oklahoma legislators to pass a teacher pay raise? Norman teacher Sara Doolittle said she’s worried about what will happen if the walkout is not successful. (March 16, 2018)