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Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests

Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment. (March 31, 2015)

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Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards. (March 23, 2015)

Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?

Sometimes the common core seems like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says teacher Peter Greene. (March 23, 2015)

Teaching the Common Core Requires Fine-Tuning School Policies

While the standards offer depth, they are not well supported by school instructional policies, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann. (March 23, 2015)

Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective

(March 23, 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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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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