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Is STEM Education in Permanent Crisis?

Perpetual and wide-spread STEM teacher shortages in the Unites States are holding students back, writes UTeach’s Michael Marder.
Focusing In on Science Learning (October 25, 2016)

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Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong. (October 7, 2016)

An Urgent Call to Action for Education Leaders

Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville. (October 11, 2016)

Eight Reasons to Empower Girls in Schools

Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown. (October 11, 2016)

For LGBT Students, Are 'Safe Schools' Enough?

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OpEducation Blog: Science Teachers Must Learn the Science of Racial Equity

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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Cardboard Creators: Reusing to Learn

Creating a makerspace in the classroom with household materials allows students to learn through modeling and design thinking, Marcia Powell writes. (October 25, 2016)

What to Do When You Realize You Don’t 'Like' Your Students

Effective classroom management is about getting to know each student—even the ‘hard kids’—as individuals who deserve patience and compassion, says Justin Minkel. (October 12, 2016)


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