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I Am an English Teacher. Rubrics Are No Way to Teach Writing

Rubrics overload students with pseudoscientific feedback when they should be learning from literature, argues English teacher Peter Machera. (December 4, 2019)

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Stop Ignoring the Innovation That Happens in Traditional Public Schools

Three national educational funders explain a new program that is highlighting innovative practices in schools around the country. (November 27, 2019)

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What Differentiated Instruction Is Not: A Teacher's Perspective

Taking differentiation to mean "everything all the time" isn’t a sustainable model, warns English teacher Chad Towarnicki. (November 22, 2019)

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How to Make Reading Instruction Much, Much More Efficient

Scaling back small-group instruction could promise dramatic improvements in literacy, argues Mike Schmoker. (November 19, 2019)

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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. (March 18, 2019)

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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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Bringing the Joy of Read-Alouds to Middle School Students

Reading aloud is a strategy elementary school teachers have capitalized on for generations. But we can use storytelling and drama to get older students engaged and loving literature, too, writes teacher Christina Torres. (November 20, 2019)

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