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Making School Choice Work Requires Leadership

It's time to untangle the logistical knots and administrative hurdles that surround choice and charters in many places, Robin Lake writes. (August 18, 2014)

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Educating for the Bigger Picture

It doesn't take more work, just a shift in approach, for schools to teach systems thinking, write bestselling authors Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge. (August 15, 2014)

Making the Case for Teaching Students to Debate

Debate should be an important part of curriculum across the education spectrum, writes Paul Deards. (August 12, 2014)

Recasting At-Risk Students as Leaders

When at-risk students helped peers, a school changed for the better, Jason Towne writes. (August 5, 2014)

A Healthy Child Is a Better Student

(August 5, 2014)

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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: Six Decades After Brown v. Board

Education Week's Commentary editors asked education researchers to review data on race and school enrollment prepared by Education Week's Commentary section to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The three charts we sent them document racial and ethnic patterns in school enrollment in American public schools today. Our question for the OpEducation bloggers was: What do these charts say about public schools and race 60 years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education? (May 14, 2014)

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Shakespeare and Superheroes: A Creative Approach to Performance Assessment

Teacher Sarah Goodis-Orenstein found that getting students to learn by performing Shakespeare can be done in a rigorous way. (August 13, 2014)

Let's Be Honest: We Don't Know How to Make Great Teachers

Even though states and districts are choking on data, Bernard Fryshman writes, there's still very little understanding of what constitutes great teaching. (August 11, 2014)


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Commentary editors partnered with the National Indian Education Association to invite Native leaders to discuss low rates of high school graduation and among other grim educational outcomes that weigh on Indian Country today.Read more. (May 27, 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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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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