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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?