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Facing Our Confederate Past

The recent events in Charlottesville, Va., demand that Americans rethink how we teach the Civil War, writes historian Melvin Patrick Ely. (August 16, 2017)

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Yes, Race and Politics Belong in the Classroom

Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV. (August 15, 2017)

4 Things Districts Can Do to Find (and Keep) Good Principals

Building a better principal pipeline requires improved hiring practices and on-the-job support, writes the Wallace Foundation’s Jody Spiro. (August 7, 2017)

Teachers, Don't Let Anyone Tell You You're Not Creative

How can educators infuse passion and creativity into an increasingly data-driven education system? One long-time teacher has some guidance. (August 3, 2017)

Six Secrets to Private Schools' Success, and How Public Schools Can Steal Them

(August 1, 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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Balancing Teacher Autonomy and Collaboration

When teachers find the right balance between honing their own expertise and working with others, they have the power to excite students about learning, writes educator Nicole Smith. (August 16, 2017)

Four Things to Visualize as You Set Up Your Classroom for the First Day of School

The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students. (August 16, 2017)

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As ESSA goes into full effect and the federal role in education recedes, equity now belongs to the states. Education leaders from around the country weigh in on their priorities for upending equity. (May 31, 2017)

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)

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