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Why Are We Criminalizing Black Students?

School resource officers are making racial disparities in discipline worse, not better, writes UCLA professor Tyrone C. Howard. (March 21, 2017)

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Q&A With Gary Younge: Seven Students Die Every Day

The stories of the youngest victims of gun violence say a lot about U.S. culture, notes The Guardian Editor Gary Younge in a Q&A. (March 21, 2017)

The Preschool Fade-Out Effect Is Not Inevitable

To make good on preschool investments, we need to look at what comes next, writes Stanford's Deborah Stipek. (March 17, 2017)

Fake News Isn't New

Studying American history can teach students how to recognize misleading political rhetoric, writes teacher Chris Doyle. (March 15, 2017)

The Unmet Need for Interdisciplinary Education

(March 7, 2017)

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OpEducation Blog: Science Learning Under the Microscope

To round out our recent Focusing In on Science Learning package, the Commentary editors asked six business, STEM, and education leaders to respond to the following question: What is missing from the discussion around ensuring all students have access to well-trained and qualified science teachers? (October 25, 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 four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.

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When Students Know More About Technology Than Their Teachers

Teachers must overcome their fears of not knowing how to use the latest technology tools and let students take charge, Tricia Ebner writes. (March 21, 2017)

A Call for Fewer Screens in the Classroom

Educational technology has its place, but paper can also engage students and transform learning, Amy Williams writes. (March 21, 2017)


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With the release of the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings and on the eve of the Donald Trump presidency, Frederick M. Hess and others weigh in on "the leftward tilt" of education scholarship. (January 11, 2017)

Past and current district superintendents, a principal, and two founders of trauma-informed programs reflect on proven strategies that are making a difference in the lives of children and adults. (December 13, 2016)

Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays. (October 25, 2016)

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