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A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent $120 million gift to San Francisco Bay Area public schools is no panacea—just ask Newark, writes Frederick M. Hess. (July 16, 2014)

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Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards

States that adopt the Next Generation Science Standards must declare a moratorium on high-stakes science testing, Arthur Camins writes. (July 22, 2014)

Four Lessons From Early Education

K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish. (July 18, 2014)

Here's Why We Don't Need Standardized Tests

Schools get better, more useful information from performance assessments and collaboration than from standardized exams, Greg Jouriles says. (July 8, 2014)

Politics Are Crushing the Standards

(July 8, 2014)

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We asked Education Week readers to send us their original haiku about schools, teaching, learning ... anything related to education.

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OpEducation Blog: Six Decades After Brown v. Board

Education Week's Commentary editors asked education researchers to review data on race and school enrollment prepared by Education Week's Commentary section to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education. The three charts we sent them document racial and ethnic patterns in school enrollment in American public schools today. Our question for the OpEducation bloggers was: What do these charts say about public schools and race 60 years after the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education? (May 14, 2014)

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A Teacher's Case Against Summer Vacation

Cristina Duncan Evans wonders why, with so many education-improvement ideas under discussion, altering summer vacation isn't on the table. (July 8, 2014)

Bridging the Digital Divide in Classrooms

Social studies teacher Brison Harvey offers some considerations for teachers trying to integrate technology into the classroom. (July 2, 2014)

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Commentary editors partnered with the National Indian Education Association to invite Native leaders to discuss low rates of high school graduation and among other grim educational outcomes that weigh on Indian Country today.Read more. (May 27, 2014)

Education Week Commentary explores the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, including how questions concerning race continue to play out in K-12 education.Read more. (May 29, 2014)

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Education leaders and others, including first lady Michelle Obama, weigh in on how educators and policymakers can work together to encourage more students—especially minority and low-income youths—to apply to, stick with, and succeed in higher education. Read more. (June 10, 2014)

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