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Q&A With Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson shares his thoughts on student engagement and testing, the future of teacher education programs, and why vocational education matters. (May 22, 2015)

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Finding a Balance Between Monitoring and Tracking Students

The path to securing acceptable school privacy practices is not a simple one, write Jules Polonetsky and Joseph Jerome. (May 19, 2015)

Five Principles for Securing Student-Data Privacy

Microsoft's chief technology officer, Cameron Evans, writes that schools need a cultural shift in order to protect student data. (May 18, 2015)

We Need a National Digital-Library Endowment

As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan. (May 12, 2015)

Gifted Education Is About the Whole Child

(May 12, 2015)

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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

In this special Commentary package, five educators discuss the realities of common-core implementation from the frontlines, highlighting both challenges and opportunities. (March 23, 2015)

In this special package from Education Week Commentary, educators and advocates discuss the arts in K-12 education. Regular contributing artists illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores the role of the arts in classroom engagement. (December 2, 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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