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A Teacher's Struggle With Student Anxiety

As anxiety diagnoses soar among students, one veteran teacher wonders if teaching methods need an upgrade. (September 12, 2017)

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Don't Stifle Conflict in the Classroom

Students need to learn how to hash out an argument rather than pick a side, argues author Alfie Kohn. (September 12, 2017)

Education Is a Civic Question

After 10 years of conversation, this is the last post of the Bridging Differences blog with Deb Meier. (September 14, 2017)

How Do I Prepare My Students for Jobs That May Soon Disappear?

The rise of automation endangers future job prospects—and makes the work of educators that much harder, writes one teacher. (September 12, 2017)

How to Define Public Schooling in the Age of Choice?

(September 5, 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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A Quick-Start Guide for Teaching English-Language Learners

Teaching English-learners can be a rewarding experience—especially if educators know the best practices and necessary facts. Wendi Pillars shares her tips for having a successful year with ELLs. (September 6, 2017)

'How Can We Help Our Students Feel Safe?' A Charlottesville Educator Responds

Educator Mary McIntyre discusses how parents, teachers, and district leaders can support students in light of the riots in Charlottesville, Va. (August 23, 2017)

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As ESSA goes into full effect and the federal role in education recedes, equity now belongs to the states. Education leaders from around the country weigh in on their priorities for upending equity. (May 31, 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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