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Make K-12 Skills Relevant to Students

Making the connections clear between academics and work will benefit many students, says Jonathan Hasak. (January 23, 2015)

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Four Ways to Improve Student Mental-Health Support

Improving school-community collaboration is one way to help students get the mental-health treatment they need, S. Brock and H.T. Brant say. (January 20, 2015)

The Humanities Keep Us Human

Even as society rushes to embrace STEM, schools must emphasize the critical importance of also teaching the humanities, Fred Zilian writes. (January 6, 2015)

Connect Children to the Classroom Early

There should be a stronger connection between research, what’s happening in schools, and pre-K-3 initiatives, Laura Bornfreund writes. (January 2, 2015)

Cultural Diversity a Critical Consideration for Native Students

(January 2, 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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Educators and advocates discuss the role of the arts in K-12 learning. Artists who regularly contribute to Education Week illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores how an artists-in-residence program is building school community. Read more. (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)

Education leaders and others, including first lady Michelle Obama, weigh in on how educators and policymakers can work together to encourage more students—especially minority and low-income youths—to apply to, stick with, and succeed in higher education. Read more. (June 10, 2014)

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