Education Blog

On Air: A Video Blog

Members of the Education Week share the latest videos on education issues, including videos developed for PBS Newshour and edweek.org. These stories shine a light on best practices in the field and the challenges facing schools, educators, students, and communities. (On Air ceased publishing in June 2019.)

School Climate & Safety Colorado Shooting Underscores Challenges of Keeping Students Safe (Video)
The STEM School shooting underscores the huge challenges educators face in keeping students safe, even as fatal and injurious gunfire inside K-12 schools remains statistically rare.
Michelle Goldchain, May 10, 2019
1 min read
Families & the Community How Well Are Schools Supporting Military Children With Special Needs? (Video)
Any parent whose child has special needs can find navigating a school system challenging. But that stress is compounded for military families, who move repeatedly among schools that may offer different services.
Mike Bock, January 31, 2019
1 min read
School Climate & Safety Public Schools Get Creative to Meet Military Children's Needs (Video)
There are more than 1 million children in the U.S. whose parents are active duty military. This video explores some of the ways school leaders can work to meet these students' needs.
Mike Bock, January 30, 2019
1 min read
School & District Management Start 2019 Inspired: Hear From 3 Outstanding School Leaders (Video)
Meet three of Education Week's Leaders To Learn From, who we are introducing early, and hear what drives them as educators and leaders.
Mike Bock, January 2, 2019
1 min read
Federal The Future of Education Policy: Looking Beyond the 2018 Midterms (Videos)
Watch video from a recent live event where policymakers, analysts, and Education Week journalists examined the 2018 midterm election results and what education issues are likely to resonate in the fast-approaching 2020 election year.
Mike Bock, December 7, 2018
2 min read
Families & the Community What Can Schools Do to Help Prevent Teen Suicide? (Video)
In this video, Education Week correspondent Lisa Stark joined a panel of experts who answered questions on teen mental health, suicide prevention, and more.
Mike Bock, November 20, 2018
1 min read
Teaching Meet the Principal Who's Never In Her Office (Video)
Bethany Hill, the principal at Central Elementary School in Cabot, Ark., shuns a formal office in favor of roving around classrooms, hallways, the playground, and the cafeteria, where she can be as close as possible to teachers and students all day.
Mike Bock, October 19, 2018
1 min read
School Climate & Safety The Kavanaugh Hearings Are Prompting Educators to Take on Tough Conversations (Video)
Allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have led to unavoidable conversations throughout the nation's schools around consent and consequences. Reporter Evie Blad discusses this issue on PBS NewsHour.
Mike Bock, October 3, 2018
1 min read
School & District Management Wisconsin Has a Teacher Shortage. These Superintendents Have Some Solutions (Video)
In this video, Education Week spoke with five Wisconsin superintendents from five very different districts to get a first-hand account of the strategies they employ to address critical shortages in the teaching force.
Cat McGrath, September 27, 2018
1 min read
School Choice & Charters Video: Puerto Rico, The Forgotten School System
Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza visited some of the island's hardest-hit schools. In this video, she explains the long-standing problems in Puerto Rico's school system and the controversial changes that are coming.
Stacey Decker, September 20, 2018
1 min read
School & District Management What's the Path Forward for Puerto Rico's Schools? (Video)
Puerto Rico's school system was struggling long before Hurricane Maria struck a year ago. But the disaster exacerbated deep problems. Now, the system is in the midst of dramatic change.
Mike Bock, September 19, 2018
1 min read
Families & the Community The Four-Day School Week Debate (Video)
Education Week Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza visited the Cobre Consolidated School District in New Mexico, which made the change to a shortened school week just before the state declared a moratorium on the practice.
Mike Bock, August 30, 2018
1 min read
Families & the Community With Opioid Addiction on the Rise, Schools Try to Expand Services for Children (Video)
The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, according to a new federal report.
Cat McGrath, August 17, 2018
1 min read
Early Childhood Getting Children Ready for Kindergarten: 6 Tips (Video)
What should children know before they start kindergarten? Their ABCs? How to spell their name? How to share crayons? A teacher in Portland, Ore., shares a few tips for parents.
Mike Bock, August 8, 2018
1 min read