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U.S. Secretary of Education: Let's Educate, Not Incarcerate

The return on investment in education has grown in recent decades, so why does our spending on incarceration outpace aid to education, asks John B. King Jr. (July 26, 2016)

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Nonacademic Skills Are the Necessary Foundation for Learning

Before K-12 leaders measure social-emotional learning in the classroom, educators must prepare to help students develop those skills, writes K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard. (July 22, 2016)

Four Ways to Protect Vulnerable Students Under ESSA

The language of the Every Students Succeeds Act could shortchange students in Title I schools, writes Teach Plus Executive Vice President Alice Johnson Cain. (July 15, 2016)

American Politics Through the Eyes of an 8th Grader

An 8th grade history teacher discusses what his students understand about today's rancorous political climate and what adults would do well to remember. (July 19, 2016)

Ethics Education: A National Imperative

(July 14, 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 I Got My Students to Think More Deeply in Science

Teaching students to effectively communicate with one another can improve their thought processes in science writing, writes Lori Leo. (July 25, 2016)

How to Fight Teachers' 'Near Enemies'

When elementary schools take time away from other subjects to dramatically increase time on reading instruction, they are likely to slow children's growth in reading comprehension, literacy experts argue. (July 19, 2016)

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Commentary Collections

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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