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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 | 81 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 | 92 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 | 202 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 | 652 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 | 512 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 | 967 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 | 1,260 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 | 1,077 Views
Duration: 6:26 min
WATCH: The Next Generation Science Standards - A New Vision for Science Education

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WATCH: The Next Generation Science Standards - A New Vision for Science Education

The Next Generation Science Standards, being implemented in 18 states, emphasize learning science by doing science. How are they redefining instruction in American classrooms?

Jun 21st, 2016 | 0 comments | 1,481 Views
Duration: 7:55 min
WATCH: The Struggle to Diversify Elite Public High Schools

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WATCH: The Struggle to Diversify Elite Public High Schools

Due to their selectivity, elite high schools often lack a diverse student population. How can these institutions attract and welcome more students of color?

Jun 15th, 2016 | 0 comments | 1,038 Views
Duration: 8:57 min
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