Social Justice Isn't the Only Reason to Teach About Race

When teaching African-American history in schools, the work of an historian from a century ago still resonates, writes Jeffrey Aaron Snyder. (November 24, 2015)

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How Do We Keep Good Principals?

Two former school leaders and current faculty of Harvard Graduate School of Education offer their views on school leadership: Deborah Jewell-Sherman considers No Child Left Behind's impact on school leadership. Mary Grassa O’Neill shares recommendations for combating principal churn. (November 11, 2015)

A Principal Takes Charge of School Morale

Amidst a web of challenges, principals can still manage to control the "weather" inside their schools, writes Tamara McWilliams. (November 10, 2015)

Tech Solutions to Principals' Overloaded Schedules

Principal Tim Lauer shares how he uses technology to balance extended classroom visits with his other leadership responsibilities. (November 10, 2015)

Building Community, One Student at a Time

(November 10, 2015)

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OpEducation Blog: Scaling Back Testing

In October, the U.S. Department of Education released a “Testing Action Plan,” advocating for a 2 percent cap on time spent testing in class. Also, a comprehensive study from the Council of the Great City Schools was released detailing the frequency of school tests. We asked seven education practitioners and leaders to respond to the effects these tests can have on students. (November 13, 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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What I Told President Obama About Testing

We should not use assessments as the ceiling of our students’ learning, but rather as stepping-stones to help our students become their very best, says middle school teacher Farida Mama. (November 10, 2015)

Gifted Ed. Students Are More Than Just Really Smart Kids

Gifted kids have a host of complicated issues that need special attention and care from educators, says Anthony Colucci. (November 23, 2015)


Commentary Collections

This special collection of Commentaries reflects a range of perspectives on parents’ opting their children out of tests. (June 9, 2015)

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)

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