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Why I'm Tired of 'Grit'

The K-12 infatuation with "grit" offers an impractical and unfair model for education, writes educator James R. Delisle. (February 9, 2016)

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Teachers at Low-Income Schools Deserve Respect

To stem disruptive staff turnover in low-income schools, we must first shift public perception, writes educator Bruce Hansen. (February 9, 2016)

Flint Educator: Our Water Crisis Is a Crisis of Trust

A Flint, Mich., teacher weighs in on how the city's water crisis has damaged more than students' health. (February 8, 2016)

What Are Students Learning on the Football Field?

It's not just concussion awareness that has altered how high schools approach team sports, writes educator John Gerdy. (February 5, 2016)

Walton Family Foundation: We Must Rethink Online Learning

(January 26, 2016)

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OpEducation Blog: ESSA: Separating Spin From Fact

We asked three contributors to respond to the following question: In the aftermath of the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, there can often seem to be more spin than fact in the public eye. Is there any aspect of this long-awaited law that you feel is being overlooked in ESSA media coverage? (January 8, 2016)

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Three Ways Teachers Can Make School Suck Less

While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel. (February 2, 2016)

Empowering Students With Data

Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment. (February 10, 2016)

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