Citing New Transgender Law, Lawmaker Pulls Son From School

Published Aug. 19, 2013 | Rules for Engagement /Education Week


California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill giving transgender students explicit protections on campus. Now a GOP lawmaker is pulling his 13-year-old son from his public school in San Bernardino Mountains, saying the transgender law violates students’ privacy.


New High School Includes On-Campus Rifle Range

Published Aug. 19, 2013 | Rules for Engagement /Education Week


At $147 million, North Atlanta High School is the most expensive public school in Georgia. But despite all its niceties, perhaps the most intriguing is a rifle range built for the school’s JROTC and rifle club. Since 26 students and school staff were shot and killed in Newtown, Conn., last year, many schools have been ramping up their security protocols, pushing guns as far away from campus as possible.

Coordinated School Health Models Can Increase Students’ Physical Activity

Published Aug. 15, 2013 | Schooled in Sports/Education Week


Researchers at the Indiana University found that a CDC health program implemented at schools in southern Indiana resulted in increased physical-activity opportunities for students, especially among girls.

Get Going: Teachers’ Favorite Field Trip Locations

map As an ongoing resource for teachers, Education Week Teacher is crowdsourcing a map of teachers’ favorite field trip locations. The map was launched on Aug. 2, 2013, and shows you places teachers like to take their students for out-of-classroom learning. Places include Medieval Times, in Buena Park, Calif., Colonial Williamsburg, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Michigan.

This is an ongoing project, so teachers can continue submitting their favorite venues by filling out the form located below the map.

Check out the map here: the map.

Producers include myself, Megan Garner, and Chienyi Cheri Hung