The K-12 Funding Crisis

States must invest in better school funding systems to improve student outcomes, say law professors Charles J. Ogletree Jr. and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson. (May 17, 2016)

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How to Judge the Success of K-12 Education Policy

When considering the progress of current education improvement efforts, policymakers must bear one scientific principal in mind, warns Arthur H. Camins. (May 10, 2016)

Heisman Trophy Winner: Physical Education Saved My Life

We must seize the moment to provide more funding and support for vital physical education resources, writes former NFL player Herschel Walker. (May 10, 2016)

ESSA's Success Requires Stakeholder Engagement

With the details for ESSA implementation still unfolding, it’s a key time to seek stakeholder input, write Martin J. Blank and Kent McGuire. (May 10, 2016)

Student Poverty Isn't an Excuse; It's a Barrier

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OpEducation Blog: ESSA: Separating Spin From Fact

We asked three contributors to respond to the following question: In the aftermath of the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act, there can often seem to be more spin than fact in the public eye. Is there any aspect of this long-awaited law that you feel is being overlooked in ESSA media coverage? (January 8, 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 a video interview, high school writing teacher Patty Smith discusses the importance of building an LGBT-inclusive school community.

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Teacher Evaluation That Goes Beyond Check Boxes

Teacher David Edelman says that teacher-evaluation systems need to be reoriented to focus less on ratings and more on helping teachers learn more about their practice. (May 23, 2016)

It’s About the Abilities, Not the Deficits

Marcia Powell and Sharon Seaton offer tips for educators on using language in ways that celebrate students' abilities instead of creating anxiety deficits. (May 17, 2016)


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

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