What Are Students Learning on the Football Field?

It's not just concussion awareness that has altered how high schools approach team sports, writes educator John Gerdy. (February 5, 2016)

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Walton Family Foundation: We Must Rethink Online Learning

A "sobering" study of virtual charters leads to funding reforms, write Marc Sternberg and Marc Holley of the Walton Family Foundation. (January 26, 2016)

A Failing Grade for K-12 State Takeovers

School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers. (January 26, 2016)

Resolving the Charter School Debate

Cami Anderson, former K-12 superintendent, writes that charters schools are not a "silver bullet" and suggests a mixed-market alternative. (January 26, 2016)

K-12 Mom: Special Education Needs an Exit Plan

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OpEducation Blog: ESSA: Separating Spin From Fact

We asked three contributors to respond to the following question: In the aftermath of the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, there can often seem to be more spin than fact in the public eye. Is there any aspect of this long-awaited law that you feel is being overlooked in ESSA media coverage? (January 8, 2016)

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Three Ways Teachers Can Make School Suck Less

While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel. (February 2, 2016)

Navigating Toward Personalized Professional Development

Teacher Marcia Powell discusses three options she believes could help schools move away from the one-size-fits-all factory PD model. (February 1, 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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