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How We Can Help Black Female Students

Directing philanthropic support toward supporting black girls is one way to lift this neglected group of students, Fatima Goss Graves says. (November 11, 2014)

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Grading Standards Can Elevate Teaching

An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman. (November 11, 2014)

The Forgotten Struggles of Rural Schools

The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang. (November 10, 2014)

End the 'Easy A's' in Teacher Prep

A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes. (November 13, 2014)

Randi Weingarten's Response to a Critic

(November 6, 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: Higher Education and Poverty

To coincide with Education Week's coverage of the War on Poverty's 50th anniversary, the editors approached four writers knowledgeable about federal programs launched as part of the anti-poverty effort. We asked whether the programs have made a difference in getting disadvantaged students into and through college; and, what revisions, if any, they need to make them more effective today. (November 6, 2014)

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong?

As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines. (November 18, 2014)

Listening to Teachers and Building Capacity to Support Good Teaching

Melinda G. George, president of the National Commission on Teaching and America's future, says that teachers' voices must be heard for educational initiatives to be successful. (November 18, 2014)

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Commentary Collections

Commentary editors partnered with the National Indian Education Association to invite Native leaders to discuss low rates of high school graduation and among other grim educational outcomes that weigh on Indian Country today. Read more. (May 27, 2014)

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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Education leaders and others, including first lady Michelle Obama, weigh in on how educators and policymakers can work together to encourage more students—especially minority and low-income youths—to apply to, stick with, and succeed in higher education. Read more. (June 10, 2014)

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