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Teaching Evolution Isn't About Changing Beliefs

Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it comprising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel. (April 19, 2016)

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Three Strategies to Improve Teacher Evaluation

As ESSA returns autonomy over teacher evaluation to states, Ross Wiener shares insights from state leaders on how to strengthen the process. (April 26, 2016)

How the School Library Saved My Life

An introvert by nature, Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody series, writes that books—and the library—have been her refuge. (April 29, 2016)

Getting Serious About College and Career Readiness

With the passage of ESSA, states must build on the college- and career-readiness progress of the past decade, writes Matt Gandal. (April 19, 2016)

How to Teach for a Better World

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OpEducation Blog: ESSA: Separating Spin From Fact

We asked three contributors to respond to the following question: In the aftermath of the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, there can often seem to be more spin than fact in the public eye. Is there any aspect of this long-awaited law that you feel is being overlooked in ESSA media coverage? (January 8, 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 a video interview, high school writing teacher Patty Smith discusses the importance of building an LGBT-inclusive school community.

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The Importance of Real Reading for Resistant Readers

Meaghan Hanrahan Dobson, an English teacher at an alternative high school, says schools do a disservice to struggling students by denying them opportunities for authentic reading experiences. (April 13, 2016)

Five Tips for Integrating Project-Based and Social-Emotional Learning

Project-based learning can help teachers break down artificial barriers between subject areas, between “hard skills” and “soft skills,” and between the classroom and the real world, Kathleen Melville writes. (April 26, 2016)

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