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Five Lessons From an Outgoing School Chancellor

Kaya Henderson reflects on her tenure as she prepares to step down from her post as schools chief in the nation's capital. (September 27, 2016)

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What Is the Value of a Blue Ribbon School?

The Blue Ribbon Schools Program could offer schools more than just recognition, writes Queens College's Ted Kesler. (September 13, 2016)

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)

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

(September 13, 2016)

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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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How to Design a Successful STEM Lesson

Good STEM lessons are not typical science or math lessons, says Anne Jolly. They must actively engage students in creating and engineering solutions for real-world challenges. (September 28, 2016)

‘Accountability’: Reclaiming the Worst Word in Education

The word accountability seems boring and sterile when used to refer to "punishment through standardized test scores," but teachers already feel accountable to the people most impacted by their work, Justin Minkel writes. (August 31, 2016)

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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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