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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)
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)
To Introduce Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom, This District Starts With Its Teachers
Cambridge Public Schools in Massachusetts is working to incorporate yoga and mindfulness into classrooms to help both students and teachers manage their stress and regulate their emotions. (June 7, 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)
How Would Trump's K-12 Spending Plan Affect Schools?
The president's proposed budget includes big cuts in federal spending on public schools.