Q&A

These Q&As feature some of the field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners talking about important education issues
Social Studies Q&A How Should Asian American History Be Taught? A Scholar Explains
A high school elective course in Asian American studies is under review for approval as Texas updates its social studies standards.
Ileana Najarro, August 4, 2022
7 min read
Classroom Technology Q&A Superintendent: Recruit More Black Male Educators, Get Tech in the Hands of All Students
Middletown, Ohio, school district chief Marlon Styles Jr. is the first Black superintendent of that school system.
Lauraine Langreo, August 3, 2022
9 min read
Teaching Q&A Why Teachers' Voices Matter: A Q&A With Veteran Teacher, Author, and Blogger Larry Ferlazzo
The people most affected by a problem often have the best ideas on how to solve it, says the architect of Classroom Q&A.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, August 1, 2022
8 min read
Budget & Finance Q&A How to Prepare for ESSER Spending Scrutiny: Advice From a Veteran Auditor
Smaller districts, in particular, should be scrupulous in explaining and documenting how they spent their federal COVID-19 aid.
Mark Lieberman, July 18, 2022
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion How to Make College More Affordable? Try the Charter School Model
A new organization is exploring how to make space for new colleges to emerge that also challenge the status quo.
Rick Hess, July 18, 2022
6 min read
School & District Management Q&A 'Decide You're in the Right Room': A Female Superintendent's Path to the Top Job
Kelly May-Vollmar has a unique vantage point as a female superintendent with a deep background in educational technology.
Kevin Bushweller, July 11, 2022
6 min read
Equity & Diversity Q&A ‘Our Hair Is Our Identity’: What Educators Need to Know About Hair Discrimination Laws
More states are passing versions of the CROWN Act, which forbids race-based hair discrimination in schools.
Ileana Najarro, July 5, 2022
6 min read
Classroom Technology Q&A How to Move From Bad to Good Tech Use in Schools: What It Will Take
The CEO of ISTE outlines steps for improvement as educators gather for the nation's largest ed-tech conference.
Alyson Klein, June 24, 2022
6 min read
Equity & Diversity Q&A Juneteenth: How and Why It Should Be Taught in K-12 Schools
The national holiday's legacy is worth studying year-round, says the leader of a Black education research collective.
Ileana Najarro, June 17, 2022
4 min read
Teacher Preparation Opinion What’s Ahead for the Nation's First Federally Approved Teacher-Apprenticeship Program?
The model promises to make licensure less costly while opening the profession to a broader pool of potential candidates.
Rick Hess, June 14, 2022
5 min read
Professional Development Opinion How to Build Your Own Professional Development
The authors of a self-directed learning guide for educators of multilingual learners talk about how teachers can hone their craft.
Larry Ferlazzo, June 2, 2022
9 min read
Teaching Profession Q&A The First 5 Years in the Classroom Are Tough. This Teacher Has Ideas to Lessen the Burden
A middle school teacher talks about why educators need to share stories about their jobs—and find schools that reflect their values.
Madeline Will, June 1, 2022
7 min read
Assessment Opinion The Future, Present, and Past of 'the Nation's Report Card'
What lies ahead for the nation's only true barometer of the state of K-12 education?
Rick Hess, May 26, 2022
7 min read
IT Management Q&A What We've Learned From a Quarter Century of 1-to-1 Computing
A school district tech expert outlines how the expanded use of laptops in schools has created opportunities and challenges.
Elizabeth Heubeck, May 17, 2022
4 min read