Federal Video

John B. King, Jr. on His Childhood, ESSA, and More

March 14, 2016 30:26

Hear the acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.'s speech from Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington, D.C. on March 11, 2016. King discusses his background as a student growing up in New York City, saying, “Teachers could have looked at me and said, ‘Here’s an African American Latino male student with a family in crisis, what chance does he have?’” He also outlines the current challenges and opportunities facing schools, districts, and the federal department of education in the wake of the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). After his remarks, he joined Education Week‘s Editor-in-Chief Virginia B. Edwards for a discussion of where the Obama administration’s final year of K-12 education priorities will lead. Education Week Video

Video

Special Education Video Students With Disabilities 'Have Gotten Their Dignity Back' at This High School
A state partnership involving 16 schools aims to ensure that students with disabilities spend more of their time in mainstream classrooms.
3 min read
English-Language Learners Video How Teachers Can Prepare English Learners for the WIDA Test (VIDEO)
Education Week reporter Ileana Najarro tests herself, and offers insights for teachers, on the WIDA test for English learners.
A sample question from the WIDA test.
A sample question from the WIDA test.
School Choice & Charters Video How Microschools Can Fit in the Broader K-12 System
Microschools are a necessary option to support students within the broader K-12 system, according to this school founder.
3:32
Students at The Lab School of Memphis read a book on the playground.
Students at The Lab School of Memphis read a book on the playground.
Sam Mallon/Education Week
School & District Management Opinion Watch: Two Generations of Educators Reflect on Their Careers
This principal followed his father into education. Together, they reflect on the job.
Kambar BS
Sam Mallon/Education Week