The Answer Sheet: Video

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Colbert’s ‘Common Core Confusion’

Just watch the video.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core, Video

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014

‘Ice is back and the road won’t listen’ -- school declares snow day by rap video

The head of the school raps to Vanilla Ice. Watch the video.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Video

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Viral video: dad reacts to report card

It’s not an ordinary reaction.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Video

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/09/2013

The amazing Malala Yousafzai talks about education with Jon Stewart

She answers a question about what she would do if a Taliban gunman approaches her again.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Girls And Education, Memoir Released, Watch The Video

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Duncan’s unusual ‘state of education’ report

He starts out by bashing his critics rather than talking up the work he is doing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:01 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arne Duncan, Video And Transcript

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Bill Gates: 'It would be great if our education stuff worked but '

What Bill Gates said about education -- his own and his efforts to change K-12 schools -- in a new interview at Harvard.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:55 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Gates, It's A Big 'But', Watch The Video

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Striking video: Parent forced out of education forum by officer

The Maryland parent was later arrested after he interrupted a forum being led by the Baltimore County schools superintendent.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Video, Watch It

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 09/07/2013

Student takes on Michelle Rhee

The USC student used to be a supporter of reform but now has a different view.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:54 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michelle Rhee, Video

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Stay out of college: advice from The Daily Show

A laugh and/or cry video about the cost and value of higher education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Laugh and/or Cry Video, Jon Stewart, Watch It

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 06/21/2013

A moving farewell to a retiring principal

After 36 years, a principal retires but not before a surprise farewell from the school community.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:02 AM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Retiring Principal, Video, Watch This Video

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/12/2013

How to curb cheating in schools

It's all about focus.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cheating, Video

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Superstar astrophysicist: Why 'Star Trek' beats 'Star Wars'

It's the physics.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Science Lesson, A Science Lesson -- With Video, Science

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/04/2013

School canceled for 'great weather'

Snow days are common, but a sun day?

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Closed, Video

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 03/28/2013

Former TFAer: Teach For America didn't prepare me for troubled kids

A former Teach For America corps members says the organization didn't prepare him for the troubled children he encountered in a South Bronx classroom.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:15 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teach for America, Video

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 03/13/2013

The day some Seattle teachers said 'no' to standardized tests

It all started with one teacher. Here's the story of how the teachers at a Seattle high school decided to stop giving a state mandated standardized test.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:02 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A Great Video, Standardized Tests

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Jon Stewart ridicules preschool critics

Take six minutes and 12 seconds to watch Stewart take apart critics of preschool.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Early Childhood Education, Hilarious Video

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 02/16/2013

Colbert skewers Phoenix school 'gun posse' and trainer Steven Seagal

In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff-category, an Arizona sheriff recruited actor Steven Seagal to train volunteers to be part of an armed posse to patrol Phoenix-area schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:55 AM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns in Schools, It's Hilarious, School Security, This Video Is Hilarious

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Former education commissioner blasts Common Core process -- update

A year after rocking the ed world by blasting standardized testing, Robert Scott, the former ed commissioner of Texas, now goes after the Common Core State Standards.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Common Core State Standards, Watch The Video

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 12/19/2012

NASA's lesson on the end of the world

The chatter over the Internet and elsewhere about the world coming to an end on Dec. 21 has been so prevalent for so long that even the national space agency, NASA, has addressed the issue.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:12 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NASA, The End of the World, Video and Q &A

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Teacher in China slaps girl, 5, repeatedly for getting math wrong

In the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category, a kindergarten teacher in China slaps a 5-year-old girl over and over when the child gets a math problem wrong, according to a Chinese news program.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Video

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Jon Stewart focuses on public education

On "The Daily Show" Thursday night, Jon Stewart did a segment that focused on public education -- the impact of budget cuts, how kids learn, teachers. Watch it.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Budget Cuts, Jon Stewart, Public Education, The Daily Show, Video

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/04/2012

Obama, Romney talk about education visions

Listen to the candidates talk about their view of education and the federal role in supporting public schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Agendas, Video

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2010

So you want to be a professor? A laugh/cry video

Here's a sad/funny video showing an optimistic student in conversation with her realistic (some would say jaded) professor about going to graduate school and becoming a humanities instructor.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Higher Education, Higher Education, Higher Education | Tags:  college professors, college recommendations, getting a phd, grad school, graduate school, humanities, studying the humanities, video, you tube

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/29/2010

And now, a tragicomic conversation on 'differentiation'

If you liked a video I posted this week showing a funny but scary conversation about collaborative planning and teaching, here's a different one, this on "differentiation." Watch the new one even if you didn't like the first one.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  collaboration, differentiation, education video, planning meeting, school reform, teacher collaboration, teachers, you tube

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/08/2010

Ravitch on teachers and her critics

Education historian Diane Ravitch brings down the house at a teachers convention and answers her critics.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch, Diane Ravitch | Tags:  charter schools and research, death and life of great american school system, diane ravitch, ed week and ravitch, national education association and convention, nea convention, ravitch and nea, ravitch and teachers, ravitch and video, teachers convention

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010

The value of arts education: A video

Here is a 14-minute film that does a great job detailing the impact of arts education on the development of children’s cognitive, artistic, social and psychological development.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arts Education | Tags:  andrew swaine, arts education, arts/learning, derek ledoux, effects of arts education, importance of arts education, kennedy center and arts video, value of arts education

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/13/2010

When adults hit kids at school

There is a video making the Internet rounds, shot by a student, of someone identified as a teacher beating up a student. It’s ugly. But let's not forget that in 20 states, adults are allowed to whack kids for disciplinary reasons, and more than 200,000 kids a year are subject to corporal punishment. Congress may take up a bill soon to outlaw the practice.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  corporal punishment, corporal punishment laws, paddling in school, teacher beating kid, video and teacher and hitting, when kids are paddled

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010

Social media addiction: Worse than you think

So 200 University of Maryland students agreed to go without social media for 24 hours--no cell phones or computers--and their reaction was akin to drug withdrawal. I don’t know if these students are clinically addicted or not, but anybody who remembers enjoying life before the cell phone was invented may find some of the student's blog posts disturbing because they reveal thinking that is markedly narrow, unimaginative and too often historically obtuse.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Research, Research, Research | Tags:  University of Maryland, kids addicted to technology, kids addicted to video, research, social media, social media experiment, technology

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2010

Even Megan Fox knows Calif. has an education crisis

"Crisis" is an overused word, but it is actually an understatement to explain what is happening in California public education, where massive budget cuts have left many schools without nurses, janitors, librarians and counselors, and sports programs. Teachers are being laid off in droves--and more cuts are in the offing. A video starring Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green tells it all.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  California and schools, California budget crisis, California education cuts, Fox and Green video, Megan Fox, Megan Fox and David Austin Green, Megan Fox and teachers, Megan Fox video

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2010

Video game hurts schoolwork of boys--study

Researchers are trying to tell parents something about video games: New studies show that they can affect test scores in young boys, and violent games can foster aggressive behavior in gamers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health, Health | Tags:  video games, violent video games