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Closed Captioning Gives Literacy a Boost

Subtitles for video and radio present a valuable tool for burnishing students' reading skills, writes Monica Brady-Myerov. (July 21, 2015)

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Technology Holds Promise for Students With Poor Vocabulary Skills

Individualized instruction can give students with poor vocabulary skills the learning experiences they need to bridge the gap, writes neuropsychologist Steven L. Miller. (July 23, 2015)

Confederate-Flag Controversy Underscores Need for Educational Activism

The civil disobedience displayed by an activist in removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol last month should serve as a "battle call" for educators, writes professor Jon N. Hale. (July 16, 2015)

Congress: Bilingualism Is Not a Handicap

An all-English approach to English-language learning is a "setback for all of us," writes Stanford professor Claude Goldenberg. (July 14, 2015)

Why We Fail to Address the Achievement Gap

(July 7, 2015)

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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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Why We Need to Talk About Gender and Teaching

High school English teacher Amy Williams says that the role of gender in K-12 school cultures is too little examined, resulting in missed opportunities for professional growth and instructional nuance. (July 21, 2015)

If You're a Teacher, You Can Be a Public Speaker

The most compelling presenters use effective teaching practices to engage their audience, says teacher Brianna Crowley. (July 21, 2015)

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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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