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What's Ahead for Students With Learning Disabilities

School funding must build on the progress of students with learning disabilities, not diminish it, writes Mimi Corcoran. (April 28, 2017)

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Make Mock Elections Mandatory

Better civics training in schools can help to prepare voting citizens, write Web Hutchins and Megan Heubeck. (April 26, 2017)

Advice From a Formerly Homeless Youth

The first step in achieving educational equity for homeless students is to make them more visible, argues researcher Earl J. Edwards. (April 18, 2017)

How to Hire a Superintendent Who Will Stick Around

Here are five common pitfalls when hiring new district leadership and how to avoid them, writes Cathy Mincberg. (April 18, 2017)

Why Historically Black Colleges Should Be a Choice

(April 18, 2017)

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OpEducation Blog: Science Learning Under the Microscope

To round out our recent Focusing In on Science Learning package, the Commentary editors asked six business, STEM, and education leaders to respond to the following question: What is missing from the discussion around ensuring all students have access to well-trained and qualified science teachers? (October 25, 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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Five Ways to Bring Creativity Back to the Middle Grades

In a climate of high-stakes testing and a focus on standards, teachers should still make room for creativity in their lessons. Students need the freedom and encouragement to explore complex topics in different ways and take ownership of their learning, writes Kimberly Long. (April 26, 2017)

Teaching Immigrant Students to Look Forward

Undocumented students face an uncertain future. Teachers shouldn't make light of their challenges, but must also encourage them to pursue their dreams, Mary Ann Zehr writes. (April 26, 2017)

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Commentary Collections

With the release of the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings and on the eve of the Donald Trump presidency, Frederick M. Hess and others weigh in on "the leftward tilt" of education scholarship. (January 11, 2017)

Past and current district superintendents, a principal, and two founders of trauma-informed programs reflect on proven strategies that are making a difference in the lives of children and adults. (December 13, 2016)

Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays. (October 25, 2016)

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