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WATCH: Amid Opioid Crisis, Schools Help Students Heal

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WATCH: Amid Opioid Crisis, Schools Help Students Heal

In hard-hit states like West Virginia, parents' addiction to pain pills, fentanyl, or heroin has torn many families apart. With 5,000 children now in foster care, a 24% increase over the past five years, the state's schools are grappling with ways to support children affected by drug abuse.

Dec 27th, 2016 | 0 comments | 305 Views
Duration: 8:42 min
WATCH: What the International Test Gap Looks Like in the Classroom

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WATCH: What the International Test Gap Looks Like in the Classroom

Education Week correspondent Kavitha Cardoza asks students from other countries attending U.S. schools to compare the academic rigor and balance of school activities. How are educational priorities different in this country?

Dec 13th, 2016 | 0 comments | 278 Views
Duration: 8:19 min
WATCH: Do Charter Schools Help or Hurt? A Divided Black Community

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WATCH: Do Charter Schools Help or Hurt? A Divided Black Community

Charter schools are viewed as a lifeline by many parents. But the nation's oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP, has long been concerned about charters, and is now calling for a moratorium on these independently managed public schools.

Nov 29th, 2016 | 0 comments | 704 Views
Duration: 8:22 min
WATCH: Using America’s National Parks as Classrooms

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WATCH: Using America’s National Parks as Classrooms

America's national parks have been called the country's "largest classroom," in part because they provide millions of hours in free educational programming every year.

Nov 22nd, 2016 | 0 comments | 390 Views
Duration: 7:10 min
WATCH: California Schools to Decide How Schools Teach English-Learners

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WATCH: California Schools to Decide How Schools Teach English-Learners

In California, nearly 1 in every 4 children don't speak English fluently. On Election Day, the state's voters will decide whether to overturn a longstanding policy of teaching these children in English-only classrooms, or whether to embrace bilingual forms of teaching.

Nov 1st, 2016 | 0 comments | 490 Views
WATCH:  If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Teachers Run for Office in Oklahoma

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WATCH: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: Teachers Run for Office in Oklahoma

Upset about state budget cuts, a record number of Oklahoma teachers are running for state legislature positions this election season. What do they hope to achieve?

Oct 4th, 2016 | 0 comments | 1,005 Views
Duration: 8:07 min
WATCH: When Arts Education Takes Center Stage

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WATCH: When Arts Education Takes Center Stage

Over the past 5 years as executive director for the arts for Boston's public schools, classically trained mezzo-soprano Myran Parker-Brass has worked to bring top-notch arts instruction to every child in the district.

Sep 27th, 2016 | 0 comments | 762 Views
Duration: 3:59 min
WATCH: Bridging the Cultural Divide Between Teachers and Students

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WATCH: Bridging the Cultural Divide Between Teachers and Students

While the student population in America's public schools becomes increasingly diverse, the nation's teaching force remains predominantly white. STEP-UP, a month-long intensive fellowship in Chicago, seeks to teach cultural competency through immersion.

Aug 30th, 2016 | 0 comments | 1,242 Views
Duration: 8:43 min
WATCH: Walking in a Student’s Shoes

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WATCH: Walking in a Student’s Shoes

The Shadow a Student Challenge encourages school leaders to spend a day walking in a students' shoes. Watch as one assistant principal follows a 9th grader through all of his classes. What does she learn?

Aug 9th, 2016 | 0 comments | 1,537 Views
Duration: 7:13 min
WATCH: Election 2016 is a Real Civics Lesson

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WATCH: Election 2016 is a Real Civics Lesson

This year's unruly campaign season, with its heated rhetoric and reality-TV tone, has challenged even seasoned educators to help young people make sense of the candidates' messages. How are U.S. Government classes tackling the challenge?

Jul 12th, 2016 | 0 comments | 1,330 Views
Duration: 6:26 min
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