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Cleveland Schools Use Incentives, Parent Outreach to Reduce Chronic Absences
Seven million children in the U.S. are considered chronically absent, which puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school. In Cleveland, school officials offer incentives to encourage students to show up to school (March 23, 2018)
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)
Nine Ways Canadian Teachers Support English-Learners
A third of Canada’s schoolchildren are either immigrants themselves or have a parent born abroad. Canadian teachers undergo specialized training to teach these English learners.
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
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.
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)