Commentary

Is the United States on the right track when it comes to funding education? Five education experts and practitioners discuss.
July 28, 2017 – Education Week
The U.S. Secretary of Education is asking the public to identify and comment on "burdensome" and "costly" regulations. An economist and a lawyer think that’s important.
July 27, 2017 – Education Week
Cutting funding for out-of-school STEM enrichment programs will put some students further behind, writes funding expert Ron Ottinger of STEM Next.
July 25, 2017 – Education Week
Before shortening the school week to save money, districts should carefully weigh the costs, researcher Paul Hill cautions.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The federal financial-aid process is too complicated for students. Here’s how to simplify it, writes a policy expert.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
High school graduation requirements are inconsistent and often lax, writes the national policy director of Students for Education Reform.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week
Schools shouldn't shy away from teaching how religion has shaped U.S. history and politics, insists Roger L. Beckett.
July 7, 2017 – Education Week
Congress recently rolled back civil rights protections under ESSA, and people need to pay more attention, writes Adam Fernandez.
June 30, 2017 – Education Week

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