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Debunking Three Assessment Myths

Teachers have options for managing the pressures of national and local testing demands, write K-12 educators Sherah Betts Carr and Anaya Bryson. (September 16, 2014)

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Eduflack: It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says. (September 15, 2014)

Dispelling the Myth of Deferred Gratification

Lessons from a famous experiment asking children to wait for a treat have been misconstrued, pushing schools to try to "fix" children rather than what and how they're taught, writes Alfie Kohn. (September 9, 2014)

We Need Teachers of Color

School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott. (September 9, 2014)

'Do No Harm': A Hippocratic Oath for Schools

(September 5, 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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The School Kindness Project

In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman. (September 9, 2014)

How the Vergara Ruling Can Be an Opportunity for Teachers

Middle school English teacher Carl Finer says the controversial California court decision on teacher tenure can be seen as a lever to improve conditions for teaching and learning. (September 3, 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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