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Stop Trying to Standardize Your Students' Language

Instead of fixating on the word gap and other false language-skills dilemmas, focus on what's really hurting students, writes Olivia Obeso. (June 12, 2019)

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The Harsh Discipline of No-Excuses Charter Schools: Is It Worth the Promise?

Charter schools must be held accountable by authorizers and school districts for how they discipline their students, write two researchers. (June 9, 2019)

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'Better to Be Born Rich Than Smart': Education Must Answer for Systemic Inequality

The great sorting of the most talented young people into haves and have-nots starts early and continues into young adulthood, writes Anthony P. Carnevale. (June 4, 2019)

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A Once Homeless Teen Earned $3 Million in Scholarship Offers. Here's What Made His Story Possible

Tupac Mosley overcame homelessness to graduate as valedictorian, writes Jonathan E. Collins, but there’s an overlooked part of his inspirational story: policy. (June 2, 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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Complaining About Students Is Toxic. Here Are 4 Ways to Stop

In teachers’ lounges and copy rooms all over the country, teachers complain about their students. But it’s toxic for students, and for teachers’ feelings about their work, writes Lauren Vargas. (June 11, 2019)

We've Said Goodbye to This Year's Students. Now It’s Time to Take Care of Ourselves

Every teacher should make time to answer an existential question, writes Justin Minkel: Who are we when we’re not teaching? (June 5, 2019)

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