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In Terms of Assessment, Teachers Know Best

To evaluate students' soft skills, educators should rely on their training rather than a standardized assessment, argue educators Jessica and Skip Potts. (June 7, 2016)

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School Boards Must Narrow Their Focus

School boards spend too much time on routine and not enough on issues that could have an impact on student achievement, writes Cathy Mincberg. (June 7, 2016)

Where Does Hate Come From? An Educator Responds to Orlando

Following the killing of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., educator Peter DeWitt considers how to create a positive climate for students. (June 16, 2016)

What Does Research Suggest About Transgender Restroom Policies?

Amid the contentious debate over transgender restroom policies, Amira Hasenbush of the Williams Institute at UCLA delves into the relevant research. (June 7, 2016)

Not All School Attendance Data Are Created Equal

(June 7, 2016)

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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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Teacher Voices

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)

What English-Language Learners Wish Teachers Knew

ESL teacher Wendi Pillars shares the top takeaways compiled from a student project used to hone language skills, catalyze change, and improve how teachers view ELLs. (June 22, 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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