Leadership Opinion What U.S. Education Has to Learn From 2020: A Collection
What happens when we enter new territory that cries out for evidence-based guidance, but there is none or very little?
Student Well-Being Opinion How to Support Your Students Following a Traumatic News Day
Educators share their thoughts about what to do in school when the nation faces difficult moments.
Student Well-Being Opinion How Students Find Strength Now: An Opinion Project
Students are carving their own paths in the pandemic. Educators and students explore what that means for schools.
Leadership Opinion The Principal Is In: An Advice Column for Principals
In a recurring Education Week advice column, two experienced former principals will share their decades of expertise with their colleagues.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students
What does it take for rural students to succeed academically? This three-part video series follows two Native American students as they transition from high school to higher education and explores what their decisions mean for their families and their Jemez Pueblo community.
Leadership Opinion Want to Be a Public Scholar? Here's What You Need to Know
Five education scholars share their best advice for how to make have your voice heard in education policy and practice
School & District Management Opinion An Inside Look at School Improvement (Perspectives)
What does continuous improvement look like in practice? One school community shares insights from its innovative model.
Leadership Opinion How Should Education Scholars Join the Public Conversation?
Frederick M. Hess and four education scholars discuss the pros and cons for academics who want to wade into public debate.
Future of Work Opinion Artificial Intelligence, Schooling, & Tomorrow's Jobs
Are students academically prepared for a future of jobs we have yet to imagine, shaped by technology we have yet to invent? Professors, advocates, and futurists explore what's ahead.
Curriculum Opinion Arts Education: A Look Ahead
In this package, Education Week has convened a range of researchers, professors, and practitioners to argue their case for arts education’s path forward. Despite their many contrasting opinions, these experts all agree on one thing: Arts instruction is key to American schooling and is worth supporting, researching, and protecting.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion College Access for All
Today, more than ever, a college degree is considered an essential ingredient for personal economic success. But how do educators and policymakers work together to encourage more students to apply to, stick with, and succeed in higher education?
Equity & Diversity Project Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity
On most measures of educational success, Native American students trail every other racial and ethnic subgroup of students. We explore why.
Federal Opinion The Federal Role in Education
What lessons have been learned from the past half-century of federal involvement in education? Chester E. Finn Jr., Charles Barone, and Marshall S. Smith, among others, consider this question and others in this collection of five essays adapted for Education Week from the book Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit (Harvard Education Press, 2011).
Student Well-Being Opinion Education and the Whole Child
Many advocates for children argue that schools need to do more than focus on academics solely—that they must address the "whole child." These Commentaries offer perspectives on what educating the whole child means in reality, why some feel it's more important now than ever before, and how schools and other organizations are working together to meet students' needs outside the classroom.
Federal Opinion NCLB Turns 10
To reflect on the anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Education Week Commentary editors asked K-12 education leaders, politicians, teachers, and child advocates for their thoughts. Read what Linda Darling-Hammond, Kaya Henderson, and Paul G. Vallas, among others, have to say. This package also includes links to Education Week's coverage over the decade, readers' comments, and a glossary of selected NCLB terms.
School & District Management Opinion K-12 Innovation
What can schools learn from video games? Do ideas always have to be “big” to solve education problems, or can schools benefit from an evolving slate of smaller, more focused changes? Could some schools leap into new digital advances while others proceed more cautiously, without harming students? Ken Kay, Ted Kolderie, Michael Levine, and others weigh in on these ideas and more in this collection of Commentaries on innovation and learning.
School & District Management Opinion The Futures of School Reform
The members of the Futures of School Reform Group represent leading thinkers from the academic, business, philanthropic, government, and public-policy sectors. Organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, they are contributing to a seven-part opinion series on education reform that is being published in Education Week’s Commentary pages. In this opinion series, they will expand upon and discuss their visions for the future of schools. Meet the contributors and read their invitation to join the discussion. (The Futures of School Reform ceased publishing in June 2011.)
Teacher Preparation Opinion Perspectives on TFA in Its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America’s poorest schools and communities. To mark TFA’s 20th-anniversary year, 2010-11, Education Week's Commentary editors sought out a variety of perspectives on Teach For America and its effects on teachers, students, and schools.
Teaching Profession Opinion The Future of Teaching
Karen Hawley Miles, Barnett Berry, and others explore how to strengthen the teaching profession as a whole through new learning opportunities and better evaluation systems. The authors also consider what teaching will look like in years to come and the importance of listening to the rising numbers of new teachers. The “future of teaching” is still being mapped out; read what leaders think is ahead