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Top Education Stories of 2017


Top Education Videos of 2017: Education Week’s Most Viewed

In 2017, Education Week produced compelling videos on K-12 education. And thanks to a partnership with PBS NewsHour, our video stories reached an even wider audience.

The videos below—our most viewed across our different platforms—provide a snapshot of some of our best work of the year. For more, view our video gallery page at video.edweek.org.


1. 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)

2. The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal

It was one of the largest cheating scandals in the nation. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests. Years later, the fallout of that scandal reverberates. (Oct. 25, 2017)

3. Three Ways Teachers Can Support Kids With Autism

A psychologist explains practical ways teachers can support children with autism. (April 10, 2017)

4. Fighting Student Homelessness

Correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest school districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families. (Feb. 14, 2017)

5. In This School District, Health and Wellness Start With Teachers

The North Allegheny School District in Pittsburgh has long focused on the health and wellness of its students. But district leaders noticed some alarming trends in the health of its staff. (May 19, 2017)

6. Amid Opioid Crisis, Schools Help Students Heal

Education Week Correspondent Lisa Stark traveled to Jackson County, W.Va., to see how the school district is responding to the needs of its students whose families have been destroyed by drug abuse. (Jan. 5, 2017)

7. Parents Square Off Over Vaccine Rules for School

States are wrestling with how far to go in requiring parents to vaccinate their school-aged children. The story of one Vermont child helped sway lawmakers there. (Sept. 27, 2017)

8. Superintendent Builds Bridges to New Immigrant Communities

Jim Rollins, the superintendent of Arkansas’ Springdale Public Schools, has a “teach them all” ethos that has helped immigrant students and families get a foothold in their new community. (Feb. 22, 2017)

9. What Is Formative Assessment?

Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, helps clear up some confusion about what formative assessment is—and how it differs from other types of assessments used in classrooms across the country. (Feb. 17, 2017)

10. What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?

Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world beyond the classroom. (April 19, 2017)

Vol. 37, Issue 16

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