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Neuroscience Should Inform School Policies

Adolescent-brain science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong. (October 7, 2016)

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An Urgent Call to Action for Education Leaders

Education leaders must combat the education reform climate of "disillusionment," writes former Massachusetts secretary of education Paul Reville. (October 11, 2016)

Eight Reasons to Empower Girls in Schools

Educators should embrace the educational value of youth activism, especially for female students, urges Colby College’s Lyn Mikel Brown. (October 11, 2016)

For LGBT Students, Are 'Safe Schools' Enough?

Schools must help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students develop a positive sense of their LGBT identities, writes Michael Sadowski. (October 13, 2016)

Trust Is Missing From School-Improvement Efforts

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OpEducation Blog: Charter Schools: 25 Years Later

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first charter school law in the nation, passed in Minnesota on June 4, 1991. In the years since, charter schools have emerged as one of the most divisive issues in education. We asked four authors to consider whether charters have lived up to their mission of being a testing ground for innovative educational approaches. (June 22, 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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Community Service in Schools: From Feeling Good to Feeling Empowered

Students’ experiences with community service on local and global scales can teach them valuable lessons about awareness and collaboration in environments beyond the school building, says teacher librarian Chiquita R. Toure. (October 17, 2016)

What to Do When You Realize You Don’t 'Like' Your Students

Effective classroom management is about getting to know each student—even the ‘hard kids’—as individuals who deserve patience and compassion, says Justin Minkel. (October 12, 2016)


Commentary Collections

In this collection of Commentaries, four thought leaders unpack the hot-button issues that surround the pathway to higher education. (January 26, 2016)

In this special collection of Commentary essays and audio slideshows, six educators consider the biggest challenges of the principal position. (November 11, 2015)

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

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