The Student Cellphone Addiction Is No Joke

For many students, cellphones have become a modern security blanket and an impediment to learning, warns former Montana teacher of the year Steve Gardiner. (April 26, 2016)

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K-12 Policy Solutions Must Involve Practitioners

To maximize education outcomes for students, policymakers must include practitioners in crafting policy, writes Yasmina Vinci of the National Head Start Association. (April 26, 2016)

Teaching Evolution Isn't About Changing Beliefs

Students can learn subject matter that might conflict with their religion without it compromising their beliefs, write professors Adam Laats and Harvey Siegel. (April 19, 2016)

Three Strategies to Improve Teacher Evaluation

As ESSA returns autonomy over teacher evaluation to states, Ross Wiener shares insights from state leaders on how to strengthen the process. (April 26, 2016)

How the School Library Saved My Life

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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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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 a video interview, high school writing teacher Patty Smith discusses the importance of building an LGBT-inclusive school community.

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How to End the School Year Right

Justin Minkel offers a countdown checklist to help teachers manage and make the most of end of the school year. (May 3, 2016)

Who Decides Who Is a Teacher Leader?

Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some advice on self-advocacy that she's learned on her teacher-leadership journey. (May 3, 2016)


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