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5 Things to Consider Before Posting Cops in Schools

School resource officers can be an asset to communities, but only with the right training, writes educator John Rosiak. (October 10, 2017)

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Why This Juvenile-Court Judge Worries About School Resource Officers

Overreacting to student misbehavior can aggravate matters and even push students to drop out, notes Steven C. Teske. (October 10, 2017)

10 Disruptions That Will Revolutionize Education

Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr. (October 10, 2017)

This Is Not the Time for Teachers to Be Timid

As America's cultural fabric continues to fray, educators play an important role in helping students process difficult events, writes Bruce Fuller. (October 11, 2017)

As Values Clash, Give Parents Choice

(October 11, 2017)

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Opinion Contributors

Peter DeWitt

Peter DeWitt is an author, presenter, and former K-5 public school principal who writes about collaborative leadership, inclusive school climates, and connected learning. (September 21, 2017)

Bruce Fuller

Bruce Fuller, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley, works on how schools and civic activists push to advance pluralistic communities. He trades views with Lance Izumi, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

Lance Izumi

Lance Izumi is a Koret senior fellow in education studies and senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank. He trades views with Bruce Fuller, on the other side of the political aisle. (October 19, 2017)

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OpEducation Blog: Science Learning Under the Microscope

To round out our recent Focusing In on Science Learning package, the Commentary editors asked six business, STEM, and education leaders to respond to the following question: What is missing from the discussion around ensuring all students have access to well-trained and qualified science teachers? (October 25, 2016)

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Q&As With K-12 Thought Leaders

Read insights from some of the K-12 field's most prominent education scholars, leaders, and practitioners. Education Week and Education Week Teacher have gathered years of valuable interviews reflecting some of the most pressing issues in K-12 schooling. (April 19, 2016)

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Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in Schools

In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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Teacher Voices

Your Words Matter, But Your Silence Matters More

In these turbulent times, teachers should speak up and use inclusive language to make their classrooms safe environments for all students, writes Daniella Suárez. (October 11, 2017)

'Our Students' Relationships Start With Our Own': A Special Educator’s Open Letter to Teachers

Special education teachers sometimes feel left out, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Sasha Long. Here are eight things general education teachers should keep in mind. (October 11, 2017)

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Commentary Collections

Arts education is a discipline in transition. In this Commentary collection, a range of researchers, professors, and practitioners argue their case for arts education's path forward. (October 2, 2017)

With the release of the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings and on the eve of the Donald Trump presidency, Frederick M. Hess and others weigh in on "the leftward tilt" of education scholarship. (January 11, 2017)

Past and current district superintendents, a principal, and two founders of trauma-informed programs reflect on proven strategies that are making a difference in the lives of children and adults. (December 13, 2016)

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