Why 10th Grade Should Be the New Senior Year

Allowing students to graduate after their sophomore year and providing two years of alternative options could curb dropout rates, proposes Blair E. Lybbert. (May 17, 2016)

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The K-12 Funding Crisis

States must invest in better school funding systems to improve student outcomes, say law professors Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson. (May 17, 2016)

How to Judge the Success of K-12 Education Policy

When considering the progress of current education improvement efforts, policymakers must bear one scientific principle in mind, warns Arthur H. Camins. (May 10, 2016)

Heisman Trophy Winner: Physical Education Saved My Life

We must seize the moment to provide more funding and support for vital physical education resources, writes former NFL player Herschel Walker. (May 10, 2016)

ESSA's Success Requires Stakeholder Engagement

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OpEducation Blog: Reassessing Teacher Assessments

We asked five education practitioners and researchers to respond to the following prompt: Teacher evaluation—particularly the use of value-added measures—continues to be one of the most contentious issues in education policy. In what ways would you change teacher-evaluation systems? What are the best ways schools to reliably and transparently gauge teacher effectiveness? (May 26, 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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Teacher Evaluation That Goes Beyond Check Boxes

Teacher David Edelman says that teacher-evaluation systems need to be reoriented to focus less on ratings and more on helping teachers learn more about their practice. (May 23, 2016)

Why Professional Development Should Be More Like 'MasterChef'

How many times do teachers have to hear that interactivity and inquiry are the best forms for learning from a hired expert lecturing from a text-laden PowerPoint, asks teacher William Tolley. (May 24, 2016)


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In this collection of Commentaries, four thought leaders unpack the hot-button issues that surround the pathway to higher education. (January 26, 2016)

In this special collection of Commentary essays and audio slideshows, six educators consider the biggest challenges of the principal position. (November 11, 2015)

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

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