Q&A

These Q&As feature some of the field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners talking about important education issues
Teaching Profession Q&A Why Teachers Are Going on Strike This Fall—and What Could Come Next
A labor expert explains what's driving the recent teacher strikes.
Madeline Will, September 19, 2022
7 min read
Reading & Literacy Q&A How to Build Better Small-Group Reading Instruction
Reading expert Matthew Burns answers questions about how to rev up classroom reading groups.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 16, 2022
5 min read
Teaching Profession Q&A A Teacher Who 'Refused to Be Party to Censorship' Tells Her Story
The teacher was targeted for sharing links to online libraries with students amid district book challenges.
Ileana Najarro, September 14, 2022
8 min read
Curriculum Q&A These Teachers' Book List Was Going to Be Restricted. Their Students Fought Back
The Central York district planned to restrict use of some materials last year. Here's how teachers and their students turned the tide.
Ileana Najarro, August 29, 2022
8 min read
Federal Q&A U.S. Education Secretary Cardona: How to Fix Teacher Shortages, Create Safe Schools
In an exclusive interview with Education Week, the secretary looks ahead to the challenges of this school year.
Libby Stanford, August 23, 2022
10 min read
Social Studies Q&A How Should Asian American History Be Taught? A Scholar Explains
A high school elective course in Asian American studies is under review for approval as Texas updates its social studies standards.
Ileana Najarro, August 4, 2022
7 min read
Classroom Technology Q&A Superintendent: Recruit More Black Male Educators, Get Tech in the Hands of All Students
Middletown, Ohio, school district chief Marlon Styles Jr. is the first Black superintendent of that school system.
Lauraine Langreo, August 3, 2022
9 min read
Teaching Q&A Why Teachers' Voices Matter: A Q&A With Veteran Teacher, Author, and Blogger Larry Ferlazzo
The people most affected by a problem often have the best ideas on how to solve it, says the architect of Classroom Q&A.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, August 1, 2022
8 min read
Budget & Finance Q&A How to Prepare for ESSER Spending Scrutiny: Advice From a Veteran Auditor
Smaller districts, in particular, should be scrupulous in explaining and documenting how they spent their federal COVID-19 aid.
Mark Lieberman, July 18, 2022
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion How to Make College More Affordable? Try the Charter School Model
A new organization is exploring how to make space for new colleges to emerge that also challenge the status quo.
Rick Hess, July 18, 2022
6 min read
School & District Management Q&A 'Decide You're in the Right Room': A Female Superintendent's Path to the Top Job
Kelly May-Vollmar has a unique vantage point as a female superintendent with a deep background in educational technology.
Kevin Bushweller, July 11, 2022
6 min read
Equity & Diversity Q&A ‘Our Hair Is Our Identity’: What Educators Need to Know About Hair Discrimination Laws
More states are passing versions of the CROWN Act, which forbids race-based hair discrimination in schools.
Ileana Najarro, July 5, 2022
6 min read
Classroom Technology Q&A How to Move From Bad to Good Tech Use in Schools: What It Will Take
The CEO of ISTE outlines steps for improvement as educators gather for the nation's largest ed-tech conference.
Alyson Klein, June 24, 2022
6 min read
Curriculum Q&A Juneteenth: How and Why It Should Be Taught in K-12 Schools
The national holiday's legacy is worth studying year-round, says the leader of a Black education research collective.
Ileana Najarro, June 17, 2022
4 min read