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Why Can't Teachers Cross State Lines?

States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise. (September 13, 2016)

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Restorative Justice: The Zero-Tolerance-Policy Overcorrection

Overreliance on "soft discipline" may reduce suspensions, but it doesn’t actually help students or teachers, writes Richard Ullman. (September 13, 2016)

The Case for Universal National Service

Service commitments could be "transformative" for education, offering youths training and a sense of purpose, writes James M. Stone. (September 13, 2016)

Commentary: Election 2016

The current presidential campaign has opinion writers questioning what candidates Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will do for K-12 schools. (September 19, 2016)

Helping Homeless Students Step Out of the Shadows

(September 6, 2016)

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ROUNDTABLE OPINION BLOG

OpEducation Blog: Charter Schools: 25 Years Later

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law in the nation, passed in Minnesota on June 4, 1991. In the years since, charter schools have emerged as one of the most divisive issues in education. We asked four authors to consider whether charters have lived up to their mission of being a testing ground for innovative educational approaches. (June 22, 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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Teacher Voices

Five Reasons Why Teachers Should Write About Their Practice

Writing about teaching is a meaningful exercise that can be transformative to teachers' practice, Nancy Barile writes. (September 20, 2016)

Why I Avoid the 'Teachers' Lounge' and You Should, Too

The teachers' lounge isn't a place at all but a mentality that can creep up on educators unexpectedly and create a toxic school climate, writes Lauren Powell. (August 9, 2016)

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Commentary Collections

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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