5 Questions Policymakers Need to Ask About Common-Core Test Results

Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss. (October 6, 2015)

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Don't Let ZIP Codes Predict Students' Futures

Principals can help counteract the negative outcomes predicted for students who live in certain neighborhoods, writes principal coach Rebecca Wheat. (September 29, 2015)

We Already Know How to Close the Achievement Gap

We don’t hear enough about interventions proven to make a difference for America’s most disadvantaged youths, writes Jim Shelton. (September 29, 2015)

A Degree at Any Cost? Not So Fast

In boosting higher-educational attainment, we mustn’t sacrifice quality, writes New England College of Business president Howard E. Horton. (September 29, 2015)

Do This and You'll Get That: A Bad Way to Defend Good Programs

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OpEducation Blog: Confronting Racial Injustice in Schools

In concert with Nicole Nguyen's recent Commentary, "Education Scholars: Challenging Racial Injustice Begins With Us," Education Week opinion editors asked five education practitioners and researchers to respond to the following prompt: Are there steps the K-12 community can take to change the current narrative around race? At whose feet does the responsibility for dismantling racial violence lie? (June 30, 2015)

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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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How I Learned to Let Go of My Lesson Plan and Seize a Teachable Moment

When teacher Jennifer Henderson heard about a school censoring a student for discussing being gay, she turned it into a learning opportunity for her own students. (October 7, 2015)

Realigning Your Teaching With Your Values

Don't let rewards and punishments overtake a love for learning as the primary source of student motivation, Justin Minkel writes. (October 6, 2015)


Commentary Collections

This special collection of Commentaries reflects a range of perspectives on parents’ opting their children out of tests. (June 9, 2015)

In this special Commentary package, five educators discuss the realities of common-core implementation from the frontlines, highlighting both challenges and opportunities. (March 23, 2015)

In this special package from Education Week Commentary, educators and advocates discuss the arts in K-12 education. Regular contributing artists illustrate the package, which includes a video that explores the role of the arts in classroom engagement. (December 2, 2014)

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