Q&A

These Q&As feature some of the field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners talking about important education issues
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Student Well-Being Q&A How to Address Parents' Concerns That SEL Goes Against Their Values
A Texas instructional coach shares insights she has learned from talking with hesitant parents.
Arianna Prothero, July 18, 2024
3 min read
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Ed-Tech Policy Q&A Why Many Schools' Strict Cellphone Policies May Not Go Far Enough
A national advocacy group says schools need all-day bans on devices.
Elizabeth Heubeck, July 18, 2024
6 min read
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Ed-Tech Policy Q&A How the FCC Wants to Tackle the 'Homework Gap'
The FCC approved an expansion of the E-rate program to include Wi-Fi hotspots.
Lauraine Langreo, July 15, 2024
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A Why Educators Need to Better Understand What Drives Kids' Cellphone Addictions
As more school and day-to-day tasks are completed on smartphones and computers, teens struggle to manage their screen time.
Arianna Prothero, July 12, 2024
3 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A When Social Media and Cellphones Are Lifelines to Kids Who Feel Different
Like it or not, social media is an important venue for teens to find community and hone their identities.
Arianna Prothero, July 12, 2024
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A ‘It’s OK to Not Be on Your Phone’: An 18-Year-Old on Teaching Cellphone Etiquette
Whether it's asking permission to take a photo of someone or dimming a screen in a movie theater, kids need lessons in cellphone etiquette.
Arianna Prothero, July 12, 2024
3 min read
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Federal Q&A Ed Research Isn't Always Relevant. This Official Is Trying to Change That
Matthew Soldner, the acting director of the Institute of Education Sciences, calls for new approaches to keep up with classroom tools.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 9, 2024
5 min read
New York City Department of Education Chancellor David Banks speaks at a press briefing at City Hall in New York City.
New York City Department of Education Chancellor David Banks speaks at a press briefing at City Hall in New York City.
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School & District Management Q&A Why This K-12 Leader Was 'Incredulous' When Congress Asked Him to Testify
New York City schools Chancellor David Banks' blunt take on appearing before Congress and leading schools in divisive times.
7 min read
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School & District Management Q&A How One Principal Stays Connected by Teaching
The head of a Bronx high school took on a class to reconnect after the pandemic.
Sarah D. Sparks, July 1, 2024
5 min read
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Teaching Q&A How to Motivate Adolescents in Math and Science: Tips From an Expert
There's no formula for teaching motivation. Instead, teachers should think about creating a motivating environment in their classrooms.
Arianna Prothero, June 28, 2024
3 min read
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Mathematics Q&A A District Is Making a Huge Bet on One Math Curriculum to Improve Achievement
The nation's largest school district has launched a new initiative to address students’ gaps in math proficiency.
Olina Banerji, June 27, 2024
5 min read
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Classroom Technology Q&A Google Executive: What AI Can and Can't Do for Teachers
Jennie Magiera, Google's head of education impact, discusses the role AI should have in K-12 education.
Lauraine Langreo, June 26, 2024
8 min read
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Classroom Technology Q&A Forget Cheating. Here’s the Real Question About AI in Schools
The head of a major education organization sees a coming shift in the conversation about AI in schools.
Alyson Klein, June 21, 2024
4 min read
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Taylor Swift performs on stage during her Eras Tour at the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on June 7, 2024.
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Reading & Literacy Q&A Can Taylor Swift Get Students to Love Poetry?
A college professor will train middle and high school teachers on how to use Swift's lyrics in their curriculum.
Madeline Will, June 19, 2024
8 min read