Unfinished Business: The Civil Rights Act and Education

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964's signing, Robert Hutchings of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas reflects on the law's impact on education. (July 2, 2014)

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Politics Are Crushing the Standards

In spite of being wary of excessive standardization, Dave Powell questions why elected officials are rejecting the common core. (July 8, 2014)

Without the Common Core in Oklahoma

Following the repeal of the standards, Oklahoma teacher Valeria Hughes wonders what's ahead for her state and her classroom. (July 8, 2014)

Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue. (July 7, 2014)

Waiting Until Pre-K Is Too Little, Too Late

(July 1, 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)


Commentary Collections

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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