Don't Play Politics With the Common Core

Even if Donald Trump could "end" the common core, that may not be what teachers want, writes Maria Ferguson. (February 24, 2017)

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Eight Steps to Improve the Ed-Tech Industry

The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University. (February 21, 2017)

Don’t Reduce Transgender Rights to Bathroom Access

Teachers should be aware how transgender students can feel unsafe, even in the classroom, writes researcher Jacob Berglin. (February 14, 2017)

Student Suicide: Moving Beyond Blame to Understanding

When it comes to the wrenching matter of student suicide, two psychologists explain how school leaders can support their communities. (February 14, 2017)

Q&A With Nancy Faust Sizer: 'The Whole Country Has to Care'

(February 10, 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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New Ways to Have Old Conversations: Teaching Black History

Celebrating Black History Month in class should inspire students to think critically about equality and justice and appreciate a significant part of American history, writes William Anderson. (February 21, 2017)

Clarifying the Truth: Teaching Islam in Our Age of Misinformation

History teachers need to be intentional about confronting misleading narratives that target groups based on religion or nationality, especially in the current political climate, writes educator Rachel Otty. (February 21, 2017)


Commentary Collections

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)

Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays. (October 25, 2016)

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