These Q&As feature some of the field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners talking about important education issues
Federal Q&A Chairman of House Ed. Committee on COVID-19 Aid: 'We Need More Money'
The House education committee's chairman says schools still need more federal relief, but must administer tests to see where students are.
Federal Q&A Q&A: Sen. Patty Murray on the Next Education Secretary, COVID-19 Relief, and ESSA
The Washington senator is the top Democrat on the education committee and poised to be chairwoman if her party takes Senate control.
Professional Development Q&A How to Bring 'Surprise and Delight' to Virtual Teacher Training During COVID-19
Dyane Smokorowski wants people who run PD sessions to make them so engaging that educators get FOMO if they don't sign up.
Teaching Q&A Q&A With an Ed-Tech Expert: Don't Focus on the Tools
In an interview, Justin Bathon, an expert in how technology and education intersect, described the critical missteps schools and leaders make in implementing technology.
Teacher Preparation Q&A Inching Toward Relicensure, One 'Microcredential' at a Time
The bite-sized competencies are gaining ground as a PD tool. In Tennessee, they can also help teachers maintain their licenses.
Education Q&A How Teacher-Prep Programs Can Embrace Social-Emotional Learning
Nancy Markowitz, founder of the Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child, discusses how she helps preservice teachers apply a social-emotional lens to all aspects of their work in the classroom.
Reading & Literacy Q&A Remodeling the Workshop: Lucy Calkins on Writing Instruction Today
One of the originators of the workshop model discusses the challenges facing writing teachers today and how her own methods have evolved to adapt to new expectations.
Professional Development Q&A Author: To Reach Struggling Students, Schools Need to Be More 'Trauma-Sensitive'
In her new book, school consultant and former teacher Susan E. Craig argues that teachers need to have a deeper understanding of the effects of trauma and adverse circumstances on learning and what they can do help struggling students regain their academic ability.
Standards Q&A The Coming Age of Instructionally Integrated Testing
James W. Pellegrino, an expert on cognitive science and psychometrics, offers his views on what's next in educational assessment and how it will change teaching and learning.
Professional Development Q&A Harry and Rosemary Wong: Following Up on First Days
With a new book on the horizon, Harry and Rosemary Wong continue to drive home the point that detailed planning and procedures are essential to effective classroom management—and teaching.
Teaching Profession Q&A Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core
Teaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development.