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The Anti-TFA Protests Are Misguided

Critics like United Students Against Sweatshops should applaud Teach For America, not bash it, former Milwaukee schools chief Howard Fuller writes. (December 9, 2014)

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Crossing the Border to Kindergarten

The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children. (December 9, 2014)

Art, for Children's Sake

Arts represent a vital piece of the K-12 education experience, Jean Hendrickson writes. (December 2, 2014)

Arts Education Matters: We Know, We Measured It

Jay P. Greene and a team of researchers studied and measured how arts experiences boost critical thinking for students. (December 2, 2014)

The Power of Poetry in the Classroom

(December 2, 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 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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