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Reading Is About More Than 'Evidence'

When students approach reading as only an exercise in seeking out evidence, as the common core recommends, they risk missing out on the value of reading for intrinsic literary value, writes Mia Hood. (September 30, 2014)

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Make a Difference: Show Students You Care

Polling data show that teachers who are supported and respected by their schools inspire engaged, hopeful students better able to succeed in school and life, Gallup’s Brandon Busteed says. (September 30, 2014)

Harnessing Penny Power to Learn What Works

If federal officials would dedicate one penny of every dollar spent on K-12 learning to education research, the payback would be enormous, Robert Balfanz writes. (September 23, 2014)

The Common Core Is Working in My Classroom

Jeff Baxter, the Kansas State Teacher of the Year, writes that the standards have made him a better educator. (September 23, 2014)

The Common Core Is Not Ready

(September 23, 2014)

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OpEducation Blog: Changing Demographics

This fall will be the first in which white students are no longer the majority population in U.S. public schools. Education Week's Commentary editors asked education experts what, if anything, they think policymakers and educators should keep in mind when considering the changing demographic composition of the American classroom. (August 21, 2014)

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Open Access: Helping Students Understand Literary Texts Through Performance

High school English teacher Jesse Breite says performance and play can deepen students' experience of a literary work. (September 23, 2014)

Talking Common Core With Parents

Jane Ching Fung offers teachers advice on how to talk to families about what the Common Core State Standards mean for their children. (September 23, 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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