Q&A

These Q&As feature some of the field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners talking about important education issues
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
Teacher Preparation Opinion An Unconventional Approach to Teacher Training
Teacher educators at one university are rethinking the concept of teaching and how to best prepare candidates for the classroom.
Rick Hess, May 17, 2022
5 min read
Teaching Profession Q&A 'Brown v. Board' Decimated the Black Educator Pipeline. A Scholar Explains How
A new book digs into a lesser-known and negative consequence of one of the nation's most significant civil rights milestones.
Madeline Will, May 16, 2022
9 min read
Student Well-Being Q&A Mental Health Concerns Multiply for LGBTQ Students Who Are Asian American
Culturally relevant mental health programs are needed to help students feel a sense of belonging, report says.
Ileana Najarro, May 10, 2022
5 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Q&A Conquering School Anxiety and Saving Lives: A Courageous Pilot's Message for Teachers
Tammie Jo Shults put into action a lifetime of learning—in and out of school—when Southwest flight 1380 blew an engine at 32,000 feet.
Kevin Bushweller, May 3, 2022
7 min read
Social Studies Opinion Overhauling Social Studies in a Polarized Era. One State Chief Tells the Tale
One thing that helped Louisiana accomplish the politically charged task was acknowledging upfront the process would be confrontational.
Rick Hess, April 21, 2022
5 min read
Equity & Diversity Q&A What Should Culturally Relevant Teaching Look Like Today? Gloria Ladson-Billings Explains
"The attack on anything that allows more participation and moves us toward equity is going full force," the scholar said.
Madeline Will, April 20, 2022
8 min read
Student Well-Being Opinion Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So
Professor Marina Umaschi Bers argues that schools can teach computer coding in ways that develop character and technical skills.
Rick Hess, April 13, 2022
7 min read
IT Management Q&A Khan Academy Founder on How to Boost Math Performance and Make Free College a Reality
"There's something very strange happening in the education system," Khan Academy Founder Sal Khan told Education Week.
Benjamin Herold, April 12, 2022
9 min read
Equity & Diversity Q&A Why Schools Need to Talk About Racial Bias in AI-Powered Technologies
Digital Promise and the Edtech Equity Project aim to certify products that prioritize racial equity when using artificial intelligence.
Benjamin Herold, April 12, 2022
6 min read
International Q&A 'Tell American Students to Be Grateful': What Ukrainian Refugees Told AFT's President
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten traveled to Poland to meet with Ukrainian students and teachers.
Madeline Will, April 5, 2022
4 min read
Federal What the Research Says Education Research Has Changed Under COVID. Here's How the Feds Can Catch Up
Adam Gamoran, chairman of a National Academies panel on the future of education research, talks about the shift that's needed.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 5, 2022
5 min read
Teaching Q&A 'Flipped Classes' After the Pandemic: Why These Teachers Say They'll Never Go Back
So-called 'flipped classes' evolved during the pandemic, and teachers say the model helps reengage students.
Elizabeth Heubeck, March 22, 2022
6 min read
Families & the Community Q&A Blood Donations Dropped When Schools Closed. Here's What Teens Learn by Giving a Pint
A COVID-related decline in high school blood drives added to a national blood shortage. A Red Cross official shares how schools can help.
Evie Blad, March 11, 2022
4 min read