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Education Scholars: Challenging Racial Injustice Begins With Us

The recent police violence in McKinney, Texas, and elsewhere should be a clarion call to colleges of education to confront patterns of racial injustice, writes Nicole Nguyen.
OpEducation: Confronting Racial Injustice in Schools (June 17, 2015)

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Children With Severe Illnesses Deserve a Real Education

As medical advancements improve the life expectancy for children with life-threatening illnesses, the education programs available to these students are not keeping up, writes Meghaan Ferreira. (June 26, 2015)

How to Confront America's International Skills Gap

Waning public support for standards and assessments signals a troubling move toward "education disarmament," writes Christopher T. Cross. (June 24, 2015)

Football or Music? What's the Best K-12 Investment?

As schools decide which enriching programs to fund, it's clear that music trumps football in return on dollars invested, John R. Gerdy argues. (June 23, 2015)

IEP Math Goals Must Meet Student Needs

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OpEducation Blog: Confronting Racial Injustice in Schools

In concert with Nicole Nguyen's recent Commentary, "Education Scholars: Challenging Racial Injustice Begins With Us," Education Week opinion editors asked five education practitioners and researchers to respond to the following prompt: Are there steps the K-12 community can take to change the current narrative around race? At whose feet does the responsibility for dismantling racial violence lie? (June 30, 2015)

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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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