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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Student Achievement Opinion Who Better to Serve as Tutors Than Teachers? Here's One Way It's Being Done
As schools struggle to address learning loss, absenteeism, and staffing, outside organizations are working to fill in.
Rick Hess, November 30, 2023
8 min read
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Student Well-Being Q&A What Is Driving Youth Mental Health Problems? It's Not Just About Social Media
Focusing too much on one potential cause of the youth mental health crisis could backfire.
Arianna Prothero, November 29, 2023
3 min read
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Mathematics Q&A How to Support Black and Latino Students to Tackle Calculus
The founder of the Calculus Project speaks about how high school math pathways shape students’ postsecondary options.
Sarah Schwartz, November 28, 2023
11 min read
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Classroom Technology Q&A This School Leader Believes AI Could Transform Education for Students With Dyslexia
AI could revolutionize how people with dyslexia navigate K-12 schools, said a school leader who works with children with the condition.
Alyson Klein, November 22, 2023
3 min read
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Student Achievement Q&A 3 Must-Haves for Effective Tutoring
A national expert on tutoring highlights effective practices for schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 22, 2023
3 min read
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School Choice & Charters Opinion Can a Network of Tiny, Teacher-Led Montessoris Spread Like Wildflowers?
Do the strengths of this school network hold lessons for traditional public schools?
Rick Hess, November 16, 2023
5 min read
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Privacy & Security Q&A AI Is Making Data Literacy a 'Survival Skill' That Schools Must Teach, Experts Argue
A new survey found that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults don't understand how their data is being used.
Lauraine Langreo, November 16, 2023
4 min read
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Mathematics Q&A This Educator Uses Coding and SEL to Make Math More Engaging
The idea is to help kids learn how to think, not just memorize, and collaborate with their peers.
Lauraine Langreo, November 14, 2023
4 min read
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Teaching Opinion What Should Anti-Bias Literacy Instruction Look Like in the Classroom?
A new book offers practical strategies for teachers and a way for them to understand how bias might affect their instruction.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 8, 2023
8 min read
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Assessment Q&A This Teacher Has Students Track Their Own Progress in Class, and It's Paying Off
Middle school teacher Erin Merrill gives her students the responsibility of tracking their mastery.
Lauraine Langreo, November 6, 2023
5 min read
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College & Workforce Readiness Q&A Common App Will Offer Some Students Direct College Admission. Its CEO Explains
A new program aimed at motivating more first-generation, low-income students to go to college launches this month.
Ileana Najarro, November 3, 2023
7 min read
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion To Help Students, One Company Has Unlocked $100 Million a Year in College Aid
A peer-based mentoring organization encourages high school seniors to apply to college and helps them receive financial aid.
Rick Hess, November 2, 2023
7 min read
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Assessment Opinion Grades and Tests Can Undermine Learning. Do They Have To?
Students grow and change, but their assessment records never do. Should this change?
Rick Hess, October 26, 2023
7 min read
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Andrew Farley, the principal of Brookfield East High School, in Brookfield, Wis., was named Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals on Oct 20, 2023.
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School & District Management Q&A For the Principal of the Year, Academic Success Starts With Listening to Students
Principal of the Year Andrew Farley incorporated student voice, high expectations, and mental health into his school's culture.
Evie Blad, October 23, 2023
5 min read