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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School Climate & Safety Q&A How a Student's Push to End Paddling in Schools Became a Yearslong Civics Lesson
A student advocate pushed to end corporal punishment in his state—and gained a passion for civic involvement in the process.
Evie Blad, November 22, 2022
7 min read
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Student Achievement Q&A The 3 Teachers on the NAEP Panel Say It’s Time to Act on Drops in Scores
The results caught the public's attention—but the teachers say that hasn't yet translated into direct action to support schools.
Madeline Will, November 21, 2022
9 min read
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Teaching Profession Opinion Linda Darling-Hammond Wins International Prize for Education Research
The recipient of the 2022 Yidan Prize talks about the divide between research and policy, teacher professional development, and equity.
Rick Hess, November 21, 2022
7 min read
Joe Harmon, a social studies teacher in Pennsylvania, makes satirical TikTok videos poking fun at what happens in his classroom.
Joe Harmon, a social studies teacher in Pennsylvania, makes satirical TikTok videos poking fun at what happens in his classroom.
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Teaching Profession Q&A How This Teacher Builds Relationships, Has Fun, and Makes Money on TikTok
Joe Harmon is one of the growing number of teachers who is making funny videos about classroom life—and monetizing them.
Madeline Will, November 17, 2022
7 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Q&A Could Educator Shortages Affect the Future Workforce? Here's What Business Leaders Think
Kelly Education, a school staffing agency, surveyed business leaders about their concerns.
Madeline Will, November 7, 2022
5 min read
Members of the 101st Airborne Division take up positions outside Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 26, 1957. A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is drawing complaints that the district may further segregate 62 years after nine black students were escorted into an all-white high school, and a push to end the local teachers union's bargaining power is stirring fears of even more instability.
Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., on Sept. 26, 1957, the year nine black students, escorted by the National Guard, integrated the school.
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Equity & Diversity Q&A How Is White Supremacy Embedded in School Systems Today? A Scholar Explains
John Diamond, a professor of sociology and education policy at Brown University, discusses how educators can make schools more equitable.
Ileana Najarro, November 3, 2022
8 min read
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Curriculum Q&A Why Media Literacy Programs Need to Put a Spotlight on 'Stealth Advertising'
As advertising evolves, digital literacy education must change with it.
Arianna Prothero, October 31, 2022
3 min read
Statuettes of meditating monkeys sit on a table at Venado Middle School's Well Space in Irvine, Calif., on July 28, 2022. Districts across the country are using federal pandemic money to hire more mental health specialists, rolling out new coping tools and expanding curriculum that prioritizes emotional health.
Statuettes of meditating monkeys sit on a table at Venado Middle School's Well Space in Irvine, Calif. Some districts now hire administrators to coordinate their wellness options.
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Student Well-Being Q&A Why Some Schools Are Adding 'Directors of Wellness' to Their Leadership Teams
One such administrator explains what the job looks like in her high school.
Caitlynn Peetz, October 26, 2022
6 min read
Emily Francis
Emily Francis
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Teaching Profession Q&A Immigrant Teacher's Memoir Sheds Light on What English Learners Need
Emily Francis came to the United States at 15. Now an English-as-a-second-language teacher, she shares advice in her new book.
Ileana Najarro, October 25, 2022
5 min read
Diverse elementary students sitting in a circle and talking to a Black male teacher.
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Teaching Profession Q&A Award-Winning Teachers Are Pushing Back Against Attacks on 'Honest Education'
They plan to host conversations, educate school boards, and write op-eds about why affirming, culturally responsive classrooms matter.
Madeline Will, October 24, 2022
8 min read
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Student Achievement Opinion A Closer Look at NAEP Declines: What a Leading Ed. Researcher Finds Surprising
A NAEP expert puts the results of "the nation's report card" in context for students, parents, and schools.
Rick Hess, October 24, 2022
8 min read
Lesliean Luna teaches her third grade class at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.
Lesliean Luna teaches her 3rd grade class at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., earlier this month.
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Recruitment & Retention Q&A Answering a District's Call for Bilingual Teachers, a Mother and Daughter Leave Puerto Rico for Virginia
Lesliean Luna and Gabriela Muriente answer a school district's call for their language skills and teaching expertise.
Elizabeth Heubeck, October 21, 2022
5 min read
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IT Management Q&A The Essential Tech Question for Schools: What Are the Teacher's Objectives?
One district technology director outlines the challenges that are unique to smaller districts.
Lauraine Langreo, October 18, 2022
3 min read
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Teaching Profession Q&A The Surprising Ways Teachers' Biases Play Out in Virtual Classrooms
The less teachers know about students, the more likely they are to judge them based on race and gender.
Arianna Prothero, October 13, 2022
5 min read