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June 10, 2009 Education leaders and school finance experts from the district, state, and national levels discuss how money from the federal economic-stimulus package can be used to advance school improvement during a recent Education Week Leadership Forum on “Powering Through the Recession.”
June 10, 2009 Newark, N.J., schools chief Clifford B. Janey, Allan R. Odden of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, and Jonathan Travers of Education Research Strategies share methods for preserving instructional quality while cutting school budgets during a recent Education Week Leadership Forum on “Powering Through the Recession.”
June 10, 2009 San Francisco schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia shares approaches for maintaining quality in the classroom during lean budget times during a recent Education Week Leadership Forum on “Powering Through the Recession.”
June 10, 2009 New York City schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein outlines his views on maximizing teacher quality amid difficult fiscal times during a recent Education Week Leadership Forum on “Powering Through The Recession.”
June 10, 2009 Louisiana Recovery School District Superintendent Paul G. Vallas talks about his plans for a competitive grant he is hoping to receive under the federal economic-stimulus package during a recent Education Week Leadership Forum on “Powering Through the Recession.”
June 3, 2009 A New York City police captain-turned-educator, National Teacher of the Year Anthony Mullen has a unique ability to connect with students with special needs. (Teacher Magazine)
June 3, 2009 Well before the idea of using data to manage schools gained prominence on the national stage, Oklahoma’s Western Heights school district had made the ideal of real-time data-driven decision-making a reality. Video
April 29, 2009 W. Charles Akins, a retired veteran administrator in the Austin Independent School District, talks about how outgoing superintendent Pascal D. “Pat” Forgione Jr. used a common vision to lead the district. Video
March 25, 2009 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talks with Education Week Managing Editor Caroline Hendrie, Assistant Managing Editor Mark W. Bomster, Assistant Editor Michele McNeil, and Staff Writers Alyson Klein and Stephen Sawchuk on March 24, 2009, at the Department of Education in Washington. Video
March 25, 2009 Concerned with students' understanding and consumption of news media, a former L.A. Times reporter is bringing journalists into the classroom. Video(Teacher Magazine)
February 25, 2009 Angel Leon, who aims to be the first in his family to attend college, is a 10th grader at the North Central Campus of YES Prep Public Schools. This Houston-based network of charter schools sets high expectations for its students, including a requirement that each student win admission to at least one four-year college or university to earn a diploma. Part of special report, A Nation at Risk: 25 Years Later
January 21, 2009 Loizos Karaiskos, a 5th grader at Silvermine Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn., was one of 2,900 middle school students participating in the Junior Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference from January 16-21. The students, who came from all over the country, were chosen to participate in the program because of their academic achievements, leadership skills, and school involvement. Education Week followed Loizos as he participated in inauguration events and educational activities during his visit to Washington. Part of special Inauguration '09 coverage.
January 16, 2009 About three dozen students from the Democracy Prep Charter School in New York City's Harlem kicked off the school’s Inauguration program on Friday, January 16, when they traveled to Washington to recite the “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did more than 45 years ago.
November 19, 2008 Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, discusses the GoodPlay Project, an ongoing study that explores the ways in which young people’s use of social-networking sites, blogging, online games, and other forms of digital media are shaping their “ethical minds” in that realm. Video
November 6, 2008 Educators see benefits in having access to technologies developed for the military long before they reach the commercial market.
November 5, 2008 High school students in the Washington area celebrate and dissect the meaning of the nation’s first black president-elect.
October 21, 2008 "Education and the Next President" was a live debate that took place Oct. 21, 2008 at Teachers College, Columbia University, between Linda Darling-Hammond, education adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, and Lisa Graham Keegan, education adviser to Republican presidential nominee John McCain. The event was exclusively Webcast by edweek.org. Video
October 21, 2008 Education Week's Associate Editor David Hoff hosted this Oct. 21 post-panel analysis "What's at Stake for Schools," following the debate, "Education and the Next President," hosted by Teachers College, Columbia University. Video
September 30, 2008 Has digital overload made today’s generation of students stupid or smart? Two experts debate this question in their respective new books. Video
June 30, 2008 Nearly 300 teenagers from predominantly Muslim countries toured Washington last month for a week. The time spent in Washington concluded a yearlong stay in the United States, during which they lived with American families and attended U.S. high schools. A series of interviews with students discussing their experiences. Video
April 30, 2008 The Pittsburgh school district believes cultivating effective instructional leaders is the key to school improvement. Video
March 5, 2008 War, displacement, and lack of money have prevented Iraqi children from going to school for lengthy stretches of time. They have more opportunities now, but little help in catching up. Video
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