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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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The Teachers' Unions Must Embrace the Future

Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis. (July 30, 2014)

A Bipartisan Argument for Full-Service Community Schools

U.S. Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat, and Aaron Schock, a Republican, introduced a bill last week that would create a competitive-grant program to expand such schools. (July 28, 2014)

Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies. (July 24, 2014)

Next Steps for the Next Generation Science Standards

(July 22, 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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