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National Parks at 100: Outdoor Classrooms for Experiential Learning

Our national parks offer educational opportunities to narrow the "experience gap," write Milton Chen and U.S. National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis. (August 25, 2016)

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Who's Responsible for Student Learning?

Teachers and their unions should play a greater role in determining who remains in the profession, writes former district superintendent Marc F. Bernstein. (August 23, 2016)

Schools Turn a Corner on Mental-Health Education

Teachers can play a role in improving mental-health outcomes for students as long as they have the tools to do so, writes Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk. (August 19, 2016)

Health Education: The Missing Link in Violence Prevention

Proven in-school programs can reduce violence, write Roseanna Ander and Julia Quinn of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab. (August 2, 2016)

Math and K-12 Schools: Addressing the Historic Mismatch

(August 12, 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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When Serendipity Strikes: The Birth of a School Writing Club

Chiquita R.N. Toure says the chance creation of a writing club at her school has helped students see writing in a new—and more constructive—light. (August 23, 2016)

Why I Avoid the 'Teachers' Lounge' and You Should, Too

The teachers' lounge isn't a place at all but a mentality that can creep up on educators unexpectedly and create a toxic school climate, writes Lauren Powell. (August 9, 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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