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K-12 Schools: We Have Our Own 'Brexit' Problem

The reasoning behind Britain's vote to leave the European Union may sound familiar to those in American public education, writes Adam Kirk Edgerton. (July 8, 2016)

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Fisher v. University of Texas and Lessons for K-12 Districts

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on race-conscious admissions provides important guidance on how districts can further diversify their schools, write Erica Frankenberg and Liliana M. Garces. (July 7, 2016)

Preparing Teachers for Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards require a different approach to teaching, but they embrace ideas long considered best practices in science instruction, writes Lauren Madden. (July 5, 2016)

Q&A With Paul Tough: Environment Matters for Student Success

Paul Tough, author of Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why, discusses the role environment plays in fostering students' noncognitive skills. (June 30, 2016)

In Terms of Assessment, Teachers Know Best

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OpEducation Blog: Charter Schools: 25 Years Later

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law in the nation, passed in Minnesota on June 4, 1991. In the years since, charter schools have emerged as one of the most divisive issues in education. We asked four authors to consider whether charters have lived up to their mission of being a testing ground for innovative educational approaches. (June 22, 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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How to Fight Teachers' 'Near Enemies'

To prevent burnout, teachers need to be aware of counterproductive habits masked as professional norms or expectations. (June 6, 2016)

Helping Students Build Mental and Physical Resiliency

Teachers can take deliberate steps to help students empower themselves with tools to navigate life, show them they’re not alone, and reduce stigmas. (July 12, 2016)


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In this collection of Commentaries, four thought leaders unpack the hot-button issues that surround the pathway to higher education. (January 26, 2016)

In this special collection of Commentary essays and audio slideshows, six educators consider the biggest challenges of the principal position. (November 11, 2015)

This special collection of Commentaries reflects a range of perspectives on parents’ opting their children out of tests. (June 9, 2015)

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