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How to Hire a Superintendent Who Will Stick Around

Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg. (April 18, 2017)

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Why Historically Black Colleges Should Be a Choice

The number of black students attending HBCUs is declining and that is a troubling statistic, writes Walter Kimbrough, the president of Dillard University. (April 18, 2017)

Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality.

Educators should stop looking for cure-alls and start pursuing structural change, writes a University of San Francisco professor. (April 14, 2017)

Leading a District Can Be Controversial, Embrace It

Playing it safe politically isn't the best way to lead school or a district, explains former superintendent Nicholas A. Fischer. (April 13, 2017)

Eight Steps to Rewrite the Special Education Script

(April 12, 2017)

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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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Teaching Controversial Issues in 'Interesting' Times

As a teacher at an international school in China, Bill Tolley shares his takeaways on teaching controversial subjects under censorship, while still encouraging students to develop critical thinking skills. (April 18, 2017)

How One School Turns Elementary Students Into Global Citizens

Instead of a traditional U.S. social studies class in elementary school, what about a curriculum that celebrates perspectives and cultures from around the world? It’s never too early to start teaching students how to think globally, teacher Kyle Redford writes. (April 18, 2017)

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With the release of the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings and on the eve of the Donald Trump presidency, Frederick M. Hess and others weigh in on "the leftward tilt" of education scholarship. (January 11, 2017)

Past and current district superintendents, a principal, and two founders of trauma-informed programs reflect on proven strategies that are making a difference in the lives of children and adults. (December 13, 2016)

Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays. (October 25, 2016)

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