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Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete." (August 26, 2014)

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Charter School Activists Suffer From Truth Deprivation

The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi. (August 26, 2014)

Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says. (August 19, 2014)

The Teacher Evaluation Confronts the Future

The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane. (August 19, 2014)

Making School Choice Work Requires Leadership

(August 18, 2014)

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

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OpEducation Blog: Changing Demographics

This fall will be the first in which white students are no longer the majority population in U.S. public schools. Education Week's Commentary editors asked education experts what, if anything, they think policymakers and educators should keep in mind when considering the changing demographic composition of the American classroom. (August 21, 2014)

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Education Is Not 'Moneyball': Why Teachers Can't Trust Value-Added Evaluations Yet

High school math teacher William Eger argues that there's too much randomness in classrooms for teachers to be evaluated statistically like baseball players. (August 27, 2014)

Learn Student Culture Through Writing Assignments

Teacher Lothar Konietzko suggests getting to know the cultural identities of students through writing prompts at the beginning of the school year. (August 27, 2014)

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Commentary editors partnered with the National Indian Education Association to invite Native leaders to discuss low rates of high school graduation and among other grim educational outcomes that weigh on Indian Country today.Read more. (May 27, 2014)

Education Week Commentary explores the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, including how questions concerning race continue to play out in K-12 education.Read more. (May 29, 2014)

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Education leaders and others, including first lady Michelle Obama, weigh in on how educators and policymakers can work together to encourage more students—especially minority and low-income youths—to apply to, stick with, and succeed in higher education. Read more. (June 10, 2014)

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