The 10 Most-Viewed EdWeek Commentaries of 2013
In 2013, Education Week published in print and online more than 100 thoughtful Commentaries on education issues. To give a sense of which opinion essays our readers found most compelling, the editors at Education Week have compiled a list of our 10 most-viewed Commentaries. Below, they are ordered by the number of online page views they generated. Revisit these Commentaries and examine perspectives you may have missed in 2013.
Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana Grace was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year, writes about the courage of teachers. (September 6, 2013)
For many students, history is not presented as an edifying learning experience but rather a litany of disconnected events, writes Vicky Schippers. (January 29, 2013)
Protesting teachers at a Seattle high school leave the door open for an important discussion about the quality of assessments, writes Celine Coggins. (February 13, 2013)
Education Week Commentary editors look at academic, demographic, and other trends since the landmark report was released 30 years ago. (April 23, 2013)
Can evaluation rubrics capture the qualities that make some teachers extraordinary, asks Lorraine Bellon Cella. (April 16, 2013)
Schools need to change their grading to truly reflect students' comprehension of subjects, Ryan McLane writes. (June 3, 2013)
When schools employ a transdisciplinary model for teaching and learning, students thrive, Tyler S. Thigpen writes. (September 10, 2013)
Why can't children in public schools have the same rich learning experiences that President Obama's daughters receive, Alan C. Jones asks. (January 22, 2013)
No good can come of shifting the blame from the perpetrators to the system when it comes to organized cheating on standardized tests, writes Michael J. Feuer. (April 17, 2013)
Teachers need to stand up for their principles, even if it means being labeled as troublemakers, Alfie Kohn writes. (September 16, 2013)
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