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No, Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

Educators shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms, writes school principal and a licensed gun owner Russ Moore. (October 28, 2014)

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Let's Stop the K-12 Bickering

Education leaders have a responsibility to elevate, not derail, the national K-12 conversation, writes Judy Seltz. (October 27, 2014)

Clearing the Way for Teacher Leadership

Refocusing rigid teacher-evaluation systems is just one way to build capacity for teacher leadership, Barnett Berry says. (October 21, 2014)

Weingarten: Four Solutions to Public School Problems

Fix, don't close, neighborhood schools, and adopt three other reform ideas to change education for the better, AFT President Randi Weingarten says. (October 21, 2014)

What Reflects a Great School? Not Test Scores

(October 21, 2014)

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We asked Education Week readers to send us their original haiku about schools, teaching, learning ... anything related to education.

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OpEducation Blog: Changing Demographics

This fall will be the first in which white students are no longer the majority population in U.S. public schools. Education Week's Commentary editors asked education experts what, if anything, they think policymakers and educators should keep in mind when considering the changing demographic composition of the American classroom. (August 21, 2014)

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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies)

To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning. (October 22, 2014)

When Teacher Observation Goes Horribly Wrong

In Mark T. Kissling's first year of teaching, it takes an embarrassing moment in the classroom for him to realize the importance of lightening up and not taking things too seriously. (October 14, 2014)


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Education Week Commentary explores the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, including how questions concerning race continue to play out in K-12 education.Read more. (May 29, 2014)

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