Are We Criminalizing Our Students?

America's outsize spending on criminal justice comes at the expense of schooling, write Lori Bezahler and Allison R. Brown. (December 7, 2016)

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A Blueprint for Successful Arts Education

New partnerships and investments in young people's creative capital can rejuvenate arts education, writes EdVestors CEO Laura Perille. (November 29, 2016)

Teachers' Moral Imperative to Challenge Political Hatred

Calling politicians out on their bigotry isn't a matter of bringing politics into the classroom, writes teacher Lucas Jacob. (November 29, 2016)

Alaska Is Failing Its Indigenous Students

To improve the graduation odds of Alaska Native students, some key schooling changes are required, writes Evon Peter of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. (November 29, 2016)

The Miseducation of Native American Students

(November 28, 2016)

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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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What Do You Mean My Kid Doesn’t Have Homework?

It's time to move past our expectations that sending a worksheet home will help children learn in meaningful ways, writes Samantha Hulsner. (December 6, 2016)

Stepping Up to Teach in Turbulent Times

In the current political climate, educators have a responsibility to teach kindness and compassion, writes teacher Karen Engels. (December 6, 2016)


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In this special Commentary package, classroom teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers tackle issues surrounding science instruction. (October 25, 2016)

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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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