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We Need More STEM Teachers; Higher Ed. Can Help

Four recommendations could encourage college STEM majors to pursue classroom teaching and help fill the void, say three researchers. (May 16, 2017)

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In the School Choice Debate, Both Sides Are Right

School choice proponents and backers of traditional public schools are talking past each other, writes Robert Maranto. (May 19, 2017)

Head Start Turns 52 Today. Congress Should Protect Its Funding

Head Start has helped prepare more than 33 million children for kindergarten, so why is there talk of defunding the bipartisan-supported program? asks Mark K. Shriver. (May 18, 2017)

Business Invests in Professional Learning. Why Doesn't Education?

A federal budget that guts Title II funding for teacher professional development is a bad idea, argues former school superintendent Deborah S. Delisle. (May 16, 2017)

No, Education Isn't the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

(May 15, 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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Learn Locally, Think Globally: How Students and Teachers Grow From Cultural Exchange

Inspired by a Peruvian artist, Precious Crabtree and her students learned what it means to be global citizens. Students were inspired through art to celebrate differences and learn about other cultures. (May 24, 2017)

Unidentified Dyslexia Takes Heavy Toll

Teachers need to know how to identify early signs of dyslexia, so they can make sure dyslexic students have access to learning accommodations and support, says Kyle Redford. (May 24, 2017)

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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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