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)

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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

The U.S. education system's erasure of Indigenous historical and present realities is damaging to Native students, writes Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. (November 28, 2016)

Introducing the School Friendship Challenge

The recent drop in school bullying incidents doesn’t necessarily mean schools have become more welcoming, writes Gregg Weinlein. (November 15, 2016)

What the Best School Districts Do Right

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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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How to Be a Leader of Teacher Leaders: Building an Infrastructure for Improvement

To advance teacher leadership, Anthony Colucci shares insights on promoting supportive mentorships, meaningful professional development, and district-led initiatives to foster a collaborative teaching profession. (November 29, 2016)

How 'Hamilton' Encapsulates My Goals as a Teacher

The popular Broadway musical 'Hamilton' offers important lessons for the classroom. (November 29, 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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