We Already Know How to Close the Achievement Gap

We don’t hear enough about interventions proven to make a difference for America’s most disadvantaged youths, writes Jim Shelton. (September 29, 2015)

Top Commentaries

A Degree at Any Cost? Not So Fast

In boosting higher-educational attainment, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business president Howard E. Horton. (September 29, 2015)

Do This and You'll Get That: A Bad Way to Defend Good Programs

We should promote the intrinsic value of education ideas, rather than justifications tied to external outcomes, advises Alfie Kohn. (September 29, 2015)

How I Teach My English-Language Learners to Love Writing

Once a journalist covering English-language learners, Mary-Ann Zehr realized she had a lot to learn once she stepped into the classroom. (September 22, 2015)

STEM Should Broaden, Not Narrow, the Curriculum

(September 22, 2015)

More Commentaries >


OpEducation Blog: Confronting Racial Injustice in Schools

In concert with Nicole Nguyen's recent Commentary, "Education Scholars: Challenging Racial Injustice Begins With Us," Education Week opinion editors asked five education practitioners and researchers to respond to the following prompt: Are there steps the K-12 community can take to change the current narrative around race? At whose feet does the responsibility for dismantling racial violence lie? (June 30, 2015)

More From this blog >

Haiku Collection

We asked Education Week readers to send us their original haiku about schools, teaching, learning ... anything related to education.

More Read our favorites>

Letters to the Editor

MORE letters from our readers >

Our Community

Teacher Voices

Public School 2.X (Do You Want to Build a Vision?)

Could schools benefit from extreme makeovers in facilities, mindsets, or content emphases? Marcia Powell makes the case for doing so, with students, parents, and teachers taking the lead. (September 29, 2015)

Dear Parent: I Do Not Plan To Discipline Your Child

The classroom is a place to learn, and teachers offer students support for learning. But they cannot force a child to learn, Kimberly Nellist-Ortiz writes. (September 11, 2015)


Commentary Collections

This special collection of Commentaries reflects a range of perspectives on parents’ opting their children out of tests. (June 9, 2015)

In this special Commentary package, five educators discuss the realities of common-core implementation from the frontlines, highlighting both challenges and opportunities. (March 23, 2015)

In this special package from Education Week Commentary, educators and advocates discuss the arts in K-12 education. Regular contributing artists illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores the role of the arts in classroom engagement. (December 2, 2014)

More commentary collections >

Most Popular Stories